John Shimkus

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Relax, God Vowed Not to Destroy Earth: Would-Be Energy Chair

In climate change debate, Shimkus points to God's promise to Noah

(Newser) - A leading contender to chair the House Energy Committee has plucked his position on climate change straight from the pages of Genesis. People shouldn't worry about the planet being destroyed, Rep. John Shimkus testified last year, because God promised Noah after the flood that he wouldn't destroy the planet again.... More »

'We Ran Into a President With Some Serious Game': Rep.

Obama in great shape at White House hoops

(Newser) - President Barack Obama and a few members of his cabinet played basketball tonight at the White House with a handful of House members, two of them Republicans. "We ran into a president with some serious game," said Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. Obama had "a sweet crossover move"... More »

Lawmakers Get Court Date With Obama

Rep. who walked out on health speech among hoops invitees

(Newser) - Four cabinet secretaries and one GOP representative who walked out of President Obama’s joint address to Congress last month are among some 16 invitees for tomorrow’s White House fall basketball game. Rep. John Shimkus is the lone Republican on the list; that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has enough... More »

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