Gas Prices

Voter Anger Over Gas-Tax Hike In California Fueled Cox’s Rise

State GOP plans to double down on the gas tax repeal to boost GOP turn-out in November

Simmering anger over California Democrats’ passage of a $52 billion gas tax and soaring prices at the pump were the driving force that propelled GOP businessman John Cox to a surprisingly solid second-place finish in the gubernatorial contest Tuesday night, according to several Republican strategists.

Democrats Resurrect the Worst Talking Point in Politics

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There is nothing more tiresome in Washington than the eternal circle of hypocrisy that comes when the branches of government change hands. What was once presidential overreach and legislating by fiat becomes praiseworthy initiative taking. What was once obstruction becomes #resistance. Former deficit hawks pass trillion dollar bills. The filibuster goes from an outdated usurpation of the voters’ will to a time-honored consensus builder.

Filling Station Showdown

Allen ties Kaine to unpopular Obama energy agenda in VA Senate fight

The debate over skyrocketing gas prices and energy policy has become a major issue in one of the nation’s most competitive senate races. Former Republican Sen. George Allen is slamming former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine over the rising costs of gas using a new campaign website, TooMuchatthePump.com.

Not on His Watch

Increase in oil production touted by Obama occurred almost entirely on non-federal land beyond his control, nonpartisan study finds

The recent increase in domestic oil production touted by President Obama took place almost entirely on non-federal lands beyond his administration’s control, a new study has found.