Jim Talent

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Romney Energy Aide Linked to Coal Industry

Jim Talent runs lobbying firm paid by Big Coal

(Newser) - An energy advisor who helped craft Mitt Romney's pro-coal policy also runs a lobbying firm that's paid by, you guessed it, a big coal company. Ex-Missouri senator Jim Talent co-chairs the lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs, which receives $125,000 a year from Peabody Energy to promote its... More »

Megan Fox: Don't Call Me 'Talented'

Actress talks OCD and Hollywood fakers

(Newser) - Megan Fox used the F-word a whopping 24 times in her recent Allure interview, although the mag only printed six. She also divulged her germ phobia (“Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air”), her distaste for the paparazzi... More »

US Grade for Bio-Terror Readiness: F

Feds 'failing to address several urgent threats,' commission says

(Newser) - The US is woefully unprepared for a biological attack—getting an “F” from a bipartisan commission on weapons of mass destruction. “While the government has made progress on preventing such attacks, it is simply not paying consistent and urgent attention to the means of responding quickly and effectively... More »

Strong Candidates Give GOP Hope for Open Senate Seats

No dearth of Republican recruits for 2010 races in Fla., Mo., Ohio

(Newser) - Don’t let the stories about how grim 2010 looks for the Senate Republicans fool you. The spate of retirements in swing states is no boon, to be sure, but, Politico reports, the GOP will have no trouble coming up with good candidates in Florida, Ohio, and Missouri. A state-by-state... More »

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