Topic: U.S. Department of the Interior
Senate Republicans halt a bill that would take away multibillion-dollar tax breaks for oil companies. Wednesday, Democrats are expected stop a bill that would force Obama's hand on Gulf drilling permits. 'It’s summertime symbolic politics' in Washington.
05/17/2011 09:36 pm
President Obama used his weekly address to announce steps to promote greater domestic oil production and reduce the burden of high gas prices. Republicans say it's not enough.
05/14/2011 01:57 pm
A team of Norwegian experts concludes that the ‘blind-shear ram,’ which was part of the blowout preventer, was not designed to deal with the bent pipe. Their report on this aspect of the Gulf oil spill was released Wednesday.
03/23/2011 09:48 pm
Western Republican lawmakers and governors object to Obama administration plans to consider whether millions of acres of federal land in the West should be protected as 'wild lands.'
03/02/2011 06:45 pm
State of the Union transcript 2011: President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. Here is the full text of the speech.
01/26/2011 01:40 pm
President Obama's commission to investigate the Gulf oil spill suggested wide-reaching reforms to avoid another disaster, including new oversight of the offshore-drilling industry.
01/11/2011 05:22 pm
The president's commission on the Gulf oil spill has roundly criticized BP's role in the disaster. But it's appearing less likely that the British oil giant will be charged with gross negligence.
01/06/2011 02:42 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the day: 12/22
Obama on Wednesday signed the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' for gays in the military. On Capitol Hill, Republicans are grumbling about all the unanticipated activity of the lame-duck Congress.
12/22/2010 01:04 pm
In Pictures Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal