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Party leaders in the House exchange heated notes about energy policy

The House energy battle is underway again this week, with votes on a bill possible as early as tomorrow. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released an …

Gang of (now) 20 deal, part 6

Big Oil whines that it’s something for nothing

The oil industry has figured out what I’ve been saying for weeks: The Senate Gang of 20 swap of limited, offshore drilling for lots of …

Bipartisan nuke subsidies

Gang of 20 energy bill contains ‘most significant taxpayer-backed boost to nuclear power ever’

There’s heated debate in green circles about the Gang of 20 Senate energy bill — the New Energy Reform Act of 2008 — which would …

Hunting moose

Paul Theroux on the populist totem of the moment: All this talk about moose hunting! It is as though, because of the animal’s enormous size …

'Bush 44'

Obama campaign goes on the attack while McCain’s newest ad calls for more drilling

The Obama campaign is going on the attack today. It’s releasing a new ad, “Honor,” that strings together media quotes accusing John McCain of making …

Eh, 20 percent, 3.5 percent, who's counting?

McCain/Palin energy lie about Alaska the latest to come in for media scrutiny

In her Friday interview with Charlie Gibson, Sarah Palin said that Alaska "produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy." McCain has …

And by all, I mean a tiny subset

Giuliani parses McCain on ‘Meet the Press’

Rudy Giuliani was on “Meet the Press” today. Tom Brokaw asked him to respond to McCain’s assertion that Sarah Palin is the most knowledgeable person …

The secret life of Sarah Palin

Palin’s record of secrecy and cronyism affects environment among other issues

A passion for oil drilling isn’t the only thing Sarah Palin has in common with Dick Cheney. “Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an administration …

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

Uncanny.