Obama Administration

In Minnesota, US Commerce Secretary Promotes Trade PactsA prominent member of President Barack Obama's economic team is in Minnesota to talk with major company leaders about steps to promote economic growth and job creation.
White House Renames Mount McKinley As Denali On Eve Of TripThe Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation are calling for greater transparency in an Obama administration program aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill NearsAlmost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
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Franken: EPA May Scale Back Renewable Fuel CutsSen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production. An Environmental Protection Agency proposal for renewable fuel standards would reduce by almost 3 billion gallons the amounts of ethanol and other biofuels blended into gasoline in 2014 than the law requires.
Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student AthletesDot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She's in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she's trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.
Franken & Klobuchar: Administration Must Support BiodieselSenators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the Obama administration should retreat on a proposal to make significant changes to renewable fuel standards and show its support for the biodiesel industry. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota say that biodiesel production has led to thousands of jobs and remains a clean, safe form of energy.
Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your HomePlanning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.
Franken: Details Coming On Health Care ChangesMinnesota Sen. Al Franken says he thinks the Obama administration will soon release details of how states can provide health insurance to lower-income people as part of the federal healthcare overhaul.
Was The Election Tied To MN's Gas Price Hike?The average for a gallon of gas is $3.31 -- that's about 20 cents more than just a day ago. Drivers think the hike might have something to do with the election.