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  • Yellowstone River oil spill fuels Keystone debate; pipeline accidents increasing

    Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
  • Amid Super Bowl hoopla, lawmaker proposes bill to eliminate NFL's tax-exempt status

    Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the National Football League and National Hockey League are for-profit...

    Senate Democrats ready additions to Keystone XL oil pipeline bill on climate, oil exports

    Democrats hoped to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. The first bill of the...

    GOP-controlled House votes to approve Keystone pipeline

    For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables. Over the next few months, congressional leaders...

    Newhouse goes to work as Washington state's newest congressman

    WASHINGTON Joining 57 other freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse took the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming Washington state's newest congressman and already showing signs of mastering the lingo of his new...