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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

      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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    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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