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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy
  • Panel wants BP fines to pay for Gulf restoration (NYT)
  • Spill panel presses BP on response plan (WP)
  • Initial spill estimates criticized by oil panel (WSJ)
  • Modesty is out as lawyers vie for spots in BP litigation (WSJ)
  • Energy fund largely passed oil-spill test (WSJ)
Campaign Finance
  • ‘Super PACs’ alter campaign (WP)
Health and Safety
  • Seat-belt use rising, saving lives, studies show (WP)
  • Whooping cough makes a comeback (WP)
  • Simple steps can limit risk of cancer (WP)
  • New data for the mammogram debate (WP)
  • Health insurers finally get some oversight (WSJ opinion)
  • Glaxo aims to snuff out ‘dissolvable’ tobacco items (WSJ)
  • Cancer-targeting drug shows promise in study (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Treasury working on AIG exit strategy (WP)
  • FDIC delays on ‘next Lehman’ issue (WSJ)
Trade
  • Brazil warns of global trade war (WSJ)

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Flickr photo by *Climate Ride*

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Health and Safety
  • U.S., Europe move to restrict use of diabetes drug Avandia (WP)
  • Health insurance changes take effect (WP)
  • Safety seats credited with reducing child deaths in vehicle crashes (WP)
  • Encourage whistleblowers, Metro told (WP)
  • DC: One in five sexually active gay urban men has HIV (WP)
  • Still trying to cut health-care costs (NYT)
  • A wave of addiction and crime, with the medicine cabinet to blame (NYT)
  • FDA to restrict Avandia, citing heart risk (NYT)
  • Regulators scuttle drug for diabetes (WSJ)
Campaign Finance
  • Senate Republicans launch $1 million ad buy in W. Va. (WP)
  • Senate Democrats again fail to pass campaign disclosure law (WP)
  • Under a tax-exempt cloak, dollars flow to political causes (NYT)
  • Small-business bill advances; campaign finance bill stalls (NYT)
  • The privacy of donors – A Group states its case (NYT opinion)
Energy
  • Mary Landrieu to block Jack Lew’s nomination to serve as OMB chief (WP)
  • California toughens energy standards (WSJ)
Consumer
  • Airlines hit plan on rights for fliers (WSJ)

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Flickr photo by isafmedia

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Elections and Campaign Finance
  • Tight Campaign Budgets May Hinder G.O.P (NYT)
Health
  • U.S. Joins Pfizer Suit Over Drug’s Marketing (NYT)
  • Warning labels on cellphones proposed (WP)
  • Itching for a bite of bedbug trade (WSJ)
  • Rate increases denied to some private Medicare plans (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Fed sets stage for action, waits to take it (WP)
  • Summers to step down (WSJ)
  • Obama, Warren and the imperial presidency (WSJ opinion)
  • A settlement for Lehman and SocGen (WSJ)
  • CFTC says new rules will get vote next week (WSJ)
Workplace Safety
  • Report Blasts OSHA Efforts to Protect Whistleblowers (WP)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board Weighs National Security Powers Against Employee Rights (WP)
Ethics
  • Bell tolls for officials in California pay scandal (WSJ)
Energy and Enviroment
  • Kerr-McGee loses royalties ruling (WSJ)
  • Solar-subsidy spat flares between companies (WSJ)

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Take a number. Flickr photo by riekhavoc.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Campaign Finance and Politics
  • Donor names remain secret as rules shift (NYT)
  • Corporate political giving swings toward the GOP (WSJ)
  • All about Murkowski (WSJ)
Climate Change and Energy
  • Extreme heat bleaches coral, and scientists see global threat (NYT)
  • Kerr-McGee is penalized in oil case (NYT)
  • BP to pool spill-containment resources with other oil giants (WP)
Health and Safety
  • Enforcement called key to curbing distracted driving (WP)
  • Some insurers to halt new child-only policies (WP)
  • Higher drug prices feared after ‘doughnut hole’ plan (WP)
  • Paying a high price for losing pounds (WP)
  • FDA scrutinizes diabetes drug (WP)
  • A little extra weight may not be a big deal as time goes by (WP)
  • New law may give people more reason to come back home for non-emergency care (WP)
  • FDA reviewing safety information on Actos (WSJ)
  • New details on defective Motrin (WSJ)
  • Blood drug gets nod (WSJ)
Transportation
  • High-speed rail stalls (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Obama hints at high-level changes (WSJ)

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Former president of Botswana Festus Mogae. Flickr photo by World Trade Organization.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Trade
  • In the form of a study, a salvo from the left questions Obama’s trade goals (NYT)
Energy and Environment
  • New ruling on claims for spill damage (WP)
  • Ocean energy director outlines the task ahead (WP)
  • U-Turn on Global Warming? Hardly (WSJ)
Health
  • A first step in health-care suit (WP)
  • Diet Drugs Face FDA Scrutiny (WSJ)
  • Herbal Supplements Get New Scrutiny (WSJ)
Ethics
  • Despite ethics cloud, Rangel easily wins primary (WP)
Financial Reform
  • Bank regulators once bamboozled, now emboldened (WP)
  • Consumer bureau conundrum (WP)
  • How a Street Watchdog Got its Bite (WSJ)
  • Bill to Aid Small Businesses Advances in Senate (WSJ)
  • The Case for an Infrastructure Bank (WSJ)
  • New Bank Rules Good for Everything Except Bankers’ Bonuses (WSJ)

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Flickr photo by Jon Betts.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy and Environment
  • EPA to study chemicals used to tap natural gas (NYT)
  • Solar’s shining White House moment (WP)
  • Reducing government’s carbon footprint (WP)
  • BP lawyers reviewed report on rig accident (WSJ)
  • EPA seeks gas-drilling facts (WSJ)
  • Cheniere wins nod to export U.S. liquefied natural gas (WSJ)
  • Hyundai develops fully electric car (WSJ)
Trade
  • US trade deficit narrowed in July as exports rose (NYT)
  • U.S. steelworkers target China (WP)
  • Steelworkers blast China on subsidies (WSJ)
Health
  • Brain-age scans seen as potential gauge of child development (WP)
  • U.S. rebukes health insurers (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Obama vs. Wall Street: Call a truce (WP)
  • SEC hones in on Lehman, ‘Funds of Funds’ (WSJ)
  • Agency examines oversight roles, possible conflict of advisory firms (WSJ)
Campaign Finance Reform and Ethics
  • Gray wants federal probe of alleged vote-buying (WP)
  • Fair courts at risk (NYT)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Ethics

Congressional Charities Pulling in Corporate Cash (NYT)

The Courts

Polarization of Supreme Court Is Reflected in Justices’ Clerks (NYT)

Obama getting fewer judges confirmed than Nixon – (WP)

Energy and Environment

A Necessary Moratorium (NYT – Editorial)

Mr. Obama vs. the greens [WP editorial]

U.S. Won’t Say if Blowout Preventer on Way to Shore – (WP)

Economy and Financial Reform

Lehman’s Last Hours – (NYT)

New Council of Regulators to Tackle Systemic Risks – (WP)

Bankruptcy Court is Latest Battleground for Traders – (WSJ)

Obama to Push Tax Break – (WSJ)

Obama in Infrastructure Push – (WSJ)

Washington and the “Recovery Summer” that Wasn’t – (WSJ)

Health

Who Should Provide Anethesia Care? -( NYT)

Health Care Wastefulness Is Detailed in Studies – (NYT)

When is a hospital patient not an inpatient? (WP)

Privacy

New lawsuit to challenge laptop searches – (WP)

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