Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, March 17, 2011

Washington Times:Lawmaker wants to stop federal aid to foreign countries that “don’t like us”Texas Republican wants separate votes on funding for every foreign nation Politico:GOP senators threaten no vote on debt ceiling Washington Times:In face of government shutdown, it’s still party time for lawmakersFlurry of fundraisers all over town St. Louis Post-Dispatch:St. Louis area gets […]

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House GOP Aide: Republicans to Fight on Debt Ceiling Bill

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., speaks to people gathered at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 for a “Remember in November” rally to express opposition to government spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Washington (CNSNews.com) – House Republican leaders are reassuring their own party that supporting short-term continuing resolutions to keep the government […]

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Minnesota Legislator Wants Jesus Out of Senate Prayers

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) – A Jewish Minnesota lawmaker is asking Senate leaders to allow only nondenominational prayers to open sessions, after feeling “highly uncomfortable” when a Baptist pastor repeatedly mentioned Jesus Christ and Christianity in one of the invocations. Democratic Sen. Terri Bonoff says she wants Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch to change […]

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Petraeus Reveals That Son Served in Afghanistan

Washington (AP) – Army Gen. David Petraeus says he has a personal stake in ensuring that the U.S. war objectives are met. His son, Stephen, recently finished a combat tour in Afghanistan, though it was kept “very quiet.” Petraeus made the comments after he was challenged by a North Carolina congressman to “be honest” about […]

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EPA Proposes Regulating Mercury from Coal Plants

Houston (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules on Wednesday that would for the first time regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants, including limiting mercury, lead, arsenic and acid gas pollution. Environmental and medical groups praised the move, which came in response to a court-ordered deadline, saying the new regulations will remove toxins […]

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EPA Proposes Regulating Mercury from Coal Plants

Houston (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules on Wednesday that would for the first time regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants, including limiting mercury, lead, arsenic and acid gas pollution. Environmental and medical groups praised the move, which came in response to a court-ordered deadline, saying the new regulations will remove toxins […]

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Japanese Auto Companies Extend Plant Shutdowns

Washington (AP) – Japanese auto companies are extending shutdowns of plants affected by the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, but some parts factories in Japan will resume production later this week. Toyota Motor Corp. says it will extend production halts at Japanese plants through March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles. The company suspended production beginning […]

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Japanese Auto Companies Extend Plant Shutdowns

Washington (AP) – Japanese auto companies are extending shutdowns of plants affected by the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, but some parts factories in Japan will resume production later this week. Toyota Motor Corp. says it will extend production halts at Japanese plants through March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles. The company suspended production beginning […]

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Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Arizona Republic:National Guard troops to leave border in JuneGov. Brewer decries June end to temporary deployment The Hill:Obama pressed to extend National Guard’s stay along Mexico border Fox News:Cocaine found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center; Investigation launched Fox News:UN Watchdog Says Gen. Assembly Must Rein in ‘Self-Expanded’ Global Compact Initiative Fox News:Trump: Like Him or […]

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Energy Secretary: I’m Not Going To Talk About Drilling In ANWR But There Are Other Sites

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (CNSNews.com) – After testifying before the House Energy and Water Development Subcommittee about his department’s FY2012 budget, CNSNews.com asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu if — given the high price of gasoline — he supports increasing offshore drilling and opening up ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] to domestic drilling?” Chu responded, “I’m […]

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Fed Says Economic Recovery on Firmer Footing

Washington (AP) – The Federal Reserve offered its most optimistic view of the U.S. economy since the recession ended, even as Japan’s nuclear crisis stoked new worries around the globe. The economic recovery is on “firmer footing” and the jobs market is “improving gradually,” the Fed declared in its statement released at the conclusion of […]

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