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Entries by Lucia Graves from 06/2011

Bradley Manning Supporters Head To Fort Leavenworth

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Demonstrators from around the country will converge on Leavenworth, Kan., this Saturday to rally in support of Bradley Manning, the Army...

Michael Bromwich Spars With House GOP Over Gulf Oil Spill Response

Posted 06.02.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department's Michael Bromwich on Thursday pushed back against GOP lawmakers who denounced the administration for its respon...

Regulators Block Restart Of Keystone Oil Pipeline, Cite Leaks

Posted 06.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration blocked a Canadian company from restarting its controversial oil pipeline on Friday, concluding that "continued...

Bradley Manning Supporters Rally At Kansas Prison

Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of supporters of Bradley Manning converged at Leavenworth, Kan., Saturday to rally for the Army private accused of leaking clas...

Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World's Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds

Posted 06.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the world's best-selling herbicide produced by U.S. company Monsanto, causes birt...

Massey Energy: Groups Call On Beau Biden To Revoke Coal Company's Corporate Charter

Posted 06.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two public interest organizations are calling on Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to revoke the corporate charter of Massey Energy i...

Midwestern Senators Introduce Alternative To Cutting Ethanol Subsidies

Posted 06.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators introduced a bill Tuesday as an alternative to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) proposal to end the...

New EPA Regulations: Lisa Jackson Denounces American Electric Power

Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson hit back against powerful coal-burning utility American Electric Power on Wednesday, ...

On 40th Anniversary Of War On Drugs, Cops Decry Obama's Drug Policy

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forty years after President Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs, the officers who fought in it are calling for a truce. Forme...

Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credit

Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted on Thursday to kill a major break for the ethanol industry while leaving the door open to future negotiations on contin...

Republican Presidential Candidates Pledge To Revoke EPA's Authority

Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency on the campaign trail, pledging to strip it of ...

Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

Posted 06.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet’s most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms and gardens across the U.S. ...

Todd Akin: 'At The Heart Of Liberalism Is Really A Hatred Of God'

Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is drawing fire for claiming a "hatred of God" informs liberal beliefs. The comments, first reported by liber...

Clergy Demand Apology From GOP Lawmaker For Claiming 'Hatred Of God' Informs Liberal Beliefs

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Jaweed Kaleem contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders in Missouri are calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to apologize for claimi...

Monsanto Under Federal Investigation For Cash Incentives Program

Posted 06.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Global agribusiness giant Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to use Roundup, the...