Former US climate chiefs urge political unity

Four former heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real and start finding solutions.

Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...

White House goes green with solar panels (Update)

The White House is going green. Solar panels are being installed on parts of the residence, a US official said Thursday—making good on a pledge that dates back to 2010.

The tea party and the politics of paranoia

Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.

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