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Budget Office Says Climate Bill Won't Be Costly

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Congressional Budget Office says the cost of a Democratic proposal to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would be far lower than Republicans claim.

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U.S. Files WTO Case Against China Over Exports

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Obama administration has filed its first trade case against China with the World Trade Organization, accusing the Asian power of restricting exports of certain raw materials to give Chinese manufacturers "unfair advantages."

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Mexico: 'Green Fund' Better Than Carbon Credits

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The two-day Major Economies Forum is the third meeting in a series of talks called for by President Barack Obama that will culminate with a June summit in Italy. The goal is to help broker a replacement for the expiring Kyoto Protocol.

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FTC: End Drug Patent Settlements To Save $35 Billion

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission says eliminating lucrative patent settlements between brand-name and generic drug companies would save consumers $3.5 billion annually.

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Congress Begins Health Care Reform

Posted: 06/23/2009 - House Democrats are pressing on with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat looks to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on the president's top legislative priority.

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EPA Chief Visits KCK To Kickoff Volunteer Effort

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to host a volunteer water monitoring project at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.

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McCain Favors Boarding North Korean Ship

Posted: 06/21/2009 - Sen. John McCain says the U.S. should board a North Korean ship it is tracking if hard evidence shows it is carrying missiles or other cargo in violation of U.N. resolutions.

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Lugar Says US Should Meet With Iran

Posted: 06/21/2009 - A top Republican senator says the United States should still sit down with Iran, despite post-election turmoil in Tehran.

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Dodd, Graham Spar Over Health Care

Posted: 06/21/2009 - Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Senate will not let the U.S. "go down the government-run health care road."

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Netanyahu Declines To Second-Guess Obama On Iran

Posted: 06/21/2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he isn't going to second-guess President Barack Obama's approach on Iran after the Tehran government's political crackdown.

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Kennedy Goes To Bat For Dodd In Campaign Ad

Posted: 06/20/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy is going to bat in a new TV campaign ad for longtime pal Sen. Christopher Dodd, who faces a tough re-election fight in Connecticut.

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Tony Hawk Skateboards At White House

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk did his thing at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration.

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