Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted the first ever LNG export permit license to Dominion Resources, Inc. to export gas obtained from the controversial hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale basin. Read more...
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) on Wednesday explained that Al Gore and the United Nations get most of the blame for what he called a global warming "hoax," but filmmaker Michael Moore and billionaire George Soros deserved some credit too. Read more...
The Department of Energy has said they may start allowing radioactive waste metals to re-enter the consumer market. Read more...
As Think Progress noted today, the one thing the Romney campaign has been really good at is projecting their worst attributes onto President Obama, and we got another dose of that this Tuesday on Andrea Mitchell's show on MSNBC, where she let Romney Read more...
Steve Benen, who once upon a time was a contributor here at C&L before being hired by the Washington Monthly is no longer a regular guest on Rachel Maddow's show, probably because because he's working for her now, both as a producer and writing for Read more...

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May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.
May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle. Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may have had another "oops" moments on Friday. The Texas governor managed to recite three federal agencies he would abolish as president -- but one of them was the wrong one. "Three right off the Read more...
The Reagan Years: "Happiness Is A Thing Called Deregulation" - 1981
( ". . .and the keys to the hen house go to . . . ") When we start looking at just when things started going south, the natural tendency is to look at the last 8 years. But those last 8 years actually began many years before that, during the Read more...
Yes, I know the teabaggers' wins are attention-worthy, but the mere thought of Paladino and O'Donnell anywhere near Washington DC turns my stomach. (And Rand Paul, and Sharron Angle, and, and, and...) So I went looking for what's going right. To Read more...