| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:24 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been.
Department of Transportation investigators say the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Pipeline spills caused by flooding and riverbed erosion dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades, according to a new report from federal regulators....
| May 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
As we approach the summer months, we get closer and closer to 2014 and the dreaded launch of Obamacare. We still face major uncertainty in how this massive takeover of health care will actually work. Families and small businesses in the 9th District don'...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Clinton as a moral reformer. Obama promised to transcend the old politics and bring a new era of hope-and-change transparency to Washington. Five years later, those vows are in...
| May 17, 2013
Of course the president deserves some of the blame.
Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- A key House committee chairman said his panel would take a "more thoughtful" approach to legislation allowing states to force retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.
His comments signaled that momentum from Monday's easy...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
President Barack Obama used a recess...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- It's never a good sign for a president when he feels compelled to assure the public he still has a pulse.
This is the unenviable position President Obama was in Tuesday morning when he held a news conference in the White House briefing...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and "get squishy" on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown draws near, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- At this time of year, when most Americans have just filed their returns, exasperation with the income tax system reaches a peak. Hardly anyone denies it's a complex mess. In 2010, calculating their taxes cost Americans $168 billion,...