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Shimkus has focused on energy issues during his time in Congress, becoming a leading conservative voice on global warming, drilling policy and alternative fuels.
He supports lifting the ban on offshore drilling, allowing oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, building the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the U.S. and developing oil shale in the Rocky Mountains.
Shimkus supported legislation in 2011 that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it were municipal garbage, pre-empting pending federal regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that could be much tougher.
Pope Francis wants everyone to stop treating him like a superstar.
Ten of the 16 candidates House Democrats added to its program are women.
Dozens of lawmakers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity in response to the impasse.
Today we added a new chapter to the passionate tale of Washington's favorite "power couple."
But Senate Bean Soup lives on ever more.
There are big differences between the competition for control of the Senate and the gubernatorial races.
The National Governors Association has long focused on finding common ground among its members on national policy issues. But with an era of hyperpartisanship gripping Washington, state executives are now finding themselves backed into their respective party corners.
History shows that diplomacy isn't always the best strategy.
Party needs to pick up 17 seats in midterm election but it is expected to lose ground.
What a long strange trip it's been.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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