Energy and the environment

Trump’s Cabinet selections signal a bold shift after Obama
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Trump’s Cabinet selections signal a bold shift after Obama

By KEN THOMAS Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump’s candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration. Trump, a Republican…

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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid
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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020.…

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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid
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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

By JULIE BYKOWICZ Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a…

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Education, transportation highlight 2015 in Congress
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Education, transportation highlight 2015 in Congress

By MATTHEW DALY In a chaotic year, when Republicans in the House unseated a speaker, Congress produced a significant amount of bipartisan legislation that affects every American. It enacted laws…

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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

By JOSH LEDERMAN and SETH BORENSTEIN President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back.…

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