Politics

‘I’m not a historian’

Hilarious: (via TPM)

EPA refuses to lower requirement for ethanol in fuel supply

The U.S. EPA gave a big, husky hug to corn ethanol Thursday, declining a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The federal Renewable Fuel …

Gingrich says Republicans will shut down gov’t if they can’t get a vote on drilling

One might recall that Newt Gingrich resigned his seat in Congress in 1998. But he was back on the Hill yesterday to join the House GOP sit-in, and now he’s threatening that the Republicans will shut down government if they …

Obama campaign’s attempts to get gas ads at the pump foiled

Barack Obama’s campaign wanted to bring the energy ad wars directly to the pump, but their attempts have been foiled. The campaign wanted to run an ad on the mini TV screens that appear on some gas pumps, pointing out …

McCain now agrees that inflating your tires saves gasoline

John McCain and his campaign have been ribbing Barack Obama for his statement last week that if Americans made sure their tires were properly inflated it could save as much oil as would be found in offshore areas. The McCain …

Keith Olbermann on McCain’s campaign

Brutal: See also Rachel Maddow’s comments at about 3:25 in here:

Presidential candidates keep the energy ads a-comin’

John McCain put out this new ad yesterday, “Broken,” in which he’s portrayed as the “original maverick” and pledges to “battle Big Oil.” (Someone might want to pass the message along to his donors.) Barack Obama responded with this new …

Kaine vs. Sebelius

What Eve said — and also the coal thing.

Fact-checking the McCain campaign’s press call on energy policy

The McCain campaign held a press call yesterday on Barack Obama’s energy policy, in which their spokesfolks let fly a few statements that should be categorized as something other than truthful. Senior adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin: “Barack Obama has said no …