Monthly Archives: September 2011

Perry faces immigration hurdles in Iowaimages

Less than two months into Rick Perry’s presidential candidacy, a record on illegal immigration that served him well politically as a border-state governor is proving a tough sell with voters looking toward Iowa’s Republican caucuses this winter. It came up … Continue reading

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Senate Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdownimages

The Senate passed a spending deal Monday night to head off a threatened government shutdown over the handling of disaster aid, Senate officials said. The measure passed in a bipartisan vote of 79 to 12. The apparent breakthrough came after … Continue reading

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Who’s behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and why it mattersimages

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a new trade association made up of some of the biggest players in the food industry — including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Dupont, and Monsanto — hosted what … Continue reading

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Fracking facts: pros, cons and issuesimagesCALXHL21

It has long been known that shales contain oil and gas but it is only within the last decade that the development of two technologies has made the extraction of gas from shale an economic proposition: •The first of these … Continue reading

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Pursuit of 25x’25 renewable energy goal will generate millions of new jobsimages

With the United States on a path to achieving the 25x’25 clean energy goal, an estimated 1.4 million new jobs would be created by 2015, 2.9 million jobs by 2020, and 4.7 million by 2025, according to a University of … Continue reading

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House passes bill forcing analysis, delay of pending EPA rulesimagesCA38SE0B

The House on Friday approved legislation that would set up an interagency committee charged with assessing the impact of Environmental Protection Agency rules on U.S. economic competitiveness, and also delay two EPA rules until several years that analysis is complete. … Continue reading

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GOP Looks for a Winner in Midwest Swing StatesimagesCA6R4BUF

Republican Party officials and activists in Midwestern states say a GOP candidate can reverse President Barack Obama’s 2008 victories in the region. But they’re still trying to determine who has the best shot. Mitt Romney, a Michigan native and son … Continue reading

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Gov. Perry All But Invited Gov. Palin to Enter the Raceimages

Until the most recent GOP debate took place, I was starting to think that perhaps Gov. Sarah Palin had waited too long to get into the race (if, in fact, she is getting in). Everything seemed to be solidifying around … Continue reading

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Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) Returns to CaliforniaimagesCAV4GCUD

We usually have cases of equine herpes virus crop up in the fall, when horses are being transported long distances and the change in weather is equated with changes from north to south for thousands of racehorses and show horses. … Continue reading

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Herman Cain Wins Florida GOP Straw PollimagesCAE9E8WY

Herman Cain, a former corporate executive, bested other Republican presidential candidates in a straw poll of Florida Republican activists Saturday, a blow to the once-surging campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which had lobbied hard for victory. Mr. Perry was … Continue reading

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