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  • ABCNEWS: While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Dept Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife

    Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned. Other leaders of the Interior Department were focused on the Gulf, joined by other agencies and literally thousands of other employees. But Strickland’s participation in a trip that administration officials insisted was “work-focused” raised eyebrows among other Obama administration officials and even within even his own department, sources told ABC...
  • County backs community efforts against Trans-Texas Corridor

    02/27/2008 2:16:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 230+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2008 | Michael Rodden
    The Nacogdoches County commissioners court voted Tuesday to support numerous community members who have recently turned out in droves opposing the proposed I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor by adopting a resolution against the project. The resolution is expected to be sent to the Texas Department of Transportation and to the governor's office. Precinct 4 Commissioner Tom Strickland said that it's apparent most people in Nacogdoches County approved of the original project — a standard Interstate roadway. But now most are opposed to the large TTC structure. 145th District Court Judge Campbell Cox II submitted a map that showed several oil and gas wells...
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • GOP Hopes Brighten in Fierce Fight For Senate: Democrats Face Battle To Recapture House

    09/29/2002 8:20:14 PM PDT · by GeneD · 20 replies · 369+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/02 (for editions of 9/30/02) | Helen Dewar and Juliet Eilperin
    Democrats face an uphill battle to recapture control of the House in November's midterm elections, while Republicans have marginally improved their position in what remains a tense and wide-open fight for control of the Senate, according to party strategists, independent analysts and current polls. September has seen Republican prospects brighten, particularly in New Jersey, where ethics problems have called into question what once seemed solid reelection prospects for Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, the most vulnerable Democrat in the nation. Republicans also have increased their chances of retaining the Senate seat in New Hampshire. And because of a controversy over a...