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  1. October 8, 2013

    Tea Party unmoved by threat of US default

    Tim Huelskamp, a Tea Party-backed Republican congressman, serenely dismisses the threat of a default on US debt triggered if...

  2. November 20, 2012

    Tracking of kids’ web habits under fire

    Parents of teenage web users are more concerned about advertisers tracking their children’s activities than social...

  1. March 16, 2011

    Obama remains commited to nuclear revival

    The Obama administration still strongly supports a resurgence in the US nuclear power industry, said Steven Chu, energy...

  2. December 8, 2010

    Republican Bachus wins finance role

    Republicans on Tuesday chose Spencer Bachus, a congressman from Alabama, as chairman of the House financial services...

  3. December 2, 2010

    Internet rules stir Republicans

    The incoming Republican majority’s staunch opposition to a new industry-supported proposal by the Federal Communications...

  4. December 1, 2010

    US watchdog unveils web privacy code

    The US Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines on internet privacy, calling on industry to let protection of private...

  5. November 18, 2010

    Light bulb dispute darkens contest in House

    A bitter internecine fight over who will control a powerful committee in the House of Representatives that has huge sway...

  6. November 11, 2010

    US turns up heat on Google as probe set

    Google is facing a far more hostile environment in Washington than it has seen in years, including a new investigation by...

  7. September 30, 2010

    Congressional ‘net neutrality’ deal falls apart

    Negotiations over “net neutrality” legislation fell apart along partisan lines, prompting calls from a top Democratic...

  8. June 22, 2010

    Republicans risk backlash over sympathy for BP

    For the time being "Shshh, baby, shssh" has replaced "Drill, baby, drill" as the guiding Republican mantra on the US energy...

  9. June 21, 2010

    Democrats scour for BP sympathisers

    For the time being “Shshh, baby, shssh” has replaced “Drill, baby, drill” as the guiding Republican mantra on the US energy...

  10. June 21, 2010

    White House upbeat over Republican response

    The White House on Sunday stepped up its criticism of Republicans’ response to the BP disaster, signalling that Barack...

  11. June 18, 2010

    A clean-up that goes beyond BP

    The events of this week have brought some relief for BP. The financial deal on civil liabilities that the oil company has...

  12. June 18, 2010

    Congress mauls BP chief

    Irate members of Congress accused Tony Hayward of "stonewalling" yesterday as BP's embattled chief executive came under...

  13. June 18, 2010

    Lawmakers weigh into Hayward

    It was first and foremost an opportunity for lawmakers to interrogate Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive, known as the "most...

  14. June 18, 2010

    Obama's shift from big hope to geek earns left's disdain

    Imagine George W. Bush was still president. Having raised more money from the energy industry than any candidate before him,...

  15. June 17, 2010

    Obama’s shift from populist to geek earns left’s disdain

    Imagine George W. Bush was still president. Having raised more money from the energy industry than any candidate before him,...

  16. June 17, 2010

    US Congress mauls Hayward

    BP chief executive Tony Hayward is questioned by the House energy subcommittee Irate members of Congress accused Tony...

  17. June 16, 2010

    Blame game fails to win over Congress

    In 2008, it appeared that the biggest threat facing the US oil industry was the election of a president and Congress who...

  18. June 15, 2010

    BP blame game fails to win over Congress

    Signs of the times: protesters raise placards prior to oil executives testifying before the energy committee In 2008, it...

  19. June 15, 2010

    Texans fear offshore drilling ban will make economy the second disaster

    Staff at the Ocean Star offshore drilling rig and museum say they have seen visitor numbers pick up since the Gulf of Mexico...

  20. June 14, 2010

    Texans fear economy will be the next disaster

    Ocean Star museum in Galveston: the exhibits bear witness to how important the industry is to the state Staff at the Ocean...

  21. May 5, 2010

    Executives 'like deer in headlights'

    Growing congressional investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would result in a "blistering, scalding indictment"...

  22. May 4, 2010

    US Congress turns up heat on BP

    Growing congressional investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will result in a “blistering, scalding indictment” of...

  23. December 13, 2007

    Google and DC: a clash of cultures?

    Is Google playing political hardball or does the internet giant just not understand how Washington works? It turns out that...

  24. December 12, 2007

    Sarkozy’s hospitality goes unrewarded

    Has the showman Nicolas Sarkozy finally met his match in Muammer Gadaffi? The French president thought rewarding the Libyan...

  25. May 16, 2007

    US finds BP ‘unco-operative’

    US congressmen yesterday criticised BP for withholding corrosion documents about its troubled Alaska oilfield and for not...

  26. March 21, 2007

    Gore faces the global warming sceptics

    Watching Al Gore make his case for action against global warming to members of the US Congress on Wednesday, one had to...

  27. March 21, 2007

    Gore faces the global warming sceptics

    Watching Al Gore make his case for action against global warming to members of the US Congress on Wednesday, one had to...

  28. March 15, 2007

    US car chiefs pledge to fight global warming

    The chief executives of America's four largest car companies said yesterday they would co-operate with an ambitious...

  29. March 14, 2007

    US car chiefs back emissions plan

    The chief executives of America’s four largest car companies on Wednesday said they would co-operate with an ambitious...

  30. March 13, 2007

    Political concerns grow over $45bn TXU buy-out

    Critics of the proposed private equity buy-out of TXU yesterday found an ally on Capitol Hill as a senior Republican...

  31. November 16, 2006

    Lott stages comeback by just one vote

    Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

  32. November 15, 2006

    Lott stages comeback by just one vote

    Trent Lott, ousted as Republican leader in the Senate four years ago after a racially insensitive comment, was elected to...

  33. September 20, 2006

    HP’s Dunn to testify on Capitol Hill

    Hewlett-Packard’s chairman and general counsel have agreed to testify on Capitol Hill about their roles in a boardroom...

  34. August 14, 2006

    BP vows to keep open half of stricken oilfield

    BP, the UK oil giant, said at the weekend it would keep open half of Prudhoe Bay, North America's largest oilfield, after...

  35. August 13, 2006

    BP deal to keep half of Prudhoe Bay open

    BP, the UK oil giant, said at the weekend it would keep open half of Prudhoe Bay, North America’s largest oil field, after...

  36. August 12, 2006

    BP faces fresh US probe over decision to shut Alaska field

    BP is facing a congressional probe in Washington over whether its decision to shut down production at its Prudhoe Bay field...

  37. August 11, 2006

    BP faces fresh probe over Alaska field

    BP is facing a congressional probe in Washington over whether its decision to shut down production at its Prudhoe Bay field...

  38. August 11, 2006

    Congress seeks answers from BP

    BP is facing a barrage of questions from lawmakers in Washington about the management of its oil pipeline nearly one week...

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