Obama administration

New Fuel Efficiency Rules

Future tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickup trucks must do better at the pump under first-ever fuel efficiency rules coming from the Obama administration.


Gov’t Seeks Stay Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling

The Obama administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge’s ruling that overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays.


White House Lifts 6-month Ban On Offshore Drilling

The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill.


Gov’t Weighs Gas Mileage Rules For 2017 And Beyond

The Obama administration is close to saying what sort of gas mileage it envisions for cars of the future. Environmentalists are pushing for an average of at least 60 miles per gallon for new vehicles […]


Gov't Names Asian Carp Czar

John Goss, an environmental activist and former state official from Indiana, was appointed Wednesday as the Obama administration’s point man in the fight to prevent Asian carp from gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes.


Clinton: U.S. “Will Not Impose” Mideast Solution

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally opened the first direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in nearly two years on Thursday, imploring the parties to ignore the long history of failed negotiations […]


U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against N. Korea

The Obama administration moved Wednesday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates showed solidarity with South Korea during […]


Help For Unemployed Homeowners

Are you unemployed and about to lose your home? There may be help for you. Michigan is sharing $154 million dollars with four other states in the country to help 17,000 homeowners keep their homes.


EPA: Clean-Air Rule Would Overturn Bush-Era Plan

The Obama administration is proposing new rules to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern half of the country, a key step to cut emissions that cause smog. The Environmental Protection […]


Leaving Behind The Bottom Five Percent

School districts around the state are “doing the math” this month, and the bottom five percent of high schools in the state will face some difficult choices, thanks to changes in Federal and State education […]