May 23rd, 2009
10:52 AM ET
6 years ago

GOP senator calls on Dems to explore energy options

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John Barrasso on Saturday accused Democrats of trying to limit the country's energy options instead of supporting a "comprehensive plan."

"Democrats have focused solely on what they call green jobs. Those are jobs from alternative energy. I support green jobs, but why discriminate? American energy means American jobs, which is why I support red, white, and blue jobs," he said in the weekly Republican address.

"Republicans support a comprehensive energy plan. A plan that puts Americans to work. A plan that harnesses American resources," the Wyoming senator said.

Barrasso said the GOP supports developing renewable energy and alternative energy, doubling the investment in energy research, exploring American oil and gas resources and promoting clean coal and nuclear power.

Democrats, he charged, "want to put a new tax on American energy."

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May 23rd, 2009
09:16 AM ET
3 years ago

Liberty University bans College Dems

(CNN) – Liberty University, the evangelical school in Virginia founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, is drawing heat Friday for its decision to revoke recognition of the College Democrats' chapter on campus.

According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, the school decided a week ago the organization "stood against the moral principles" held by the school and therefore could no longer be sanctioned.

Maria Childress, the staff adviser to the club, told the paper the school - which opposes abortion rights and gay marriage - had issues with the Democratic Party platform.

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