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Bill Ford praises John Dingell as Trump takes heat for hell wisecrack

White House says he was 'just riffing,' but even Trump's allies want an apology

The White House on Thursday defended Donald Trump's verbal assault against former Democratic Representative John Dingell, as members of Congress blasted the Republican president for insulting another veteran lawmaker after his death. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, died in February at age 92 after representing his district outside Detroit for 59 years in the House of Representatives. At a campaign rally in Dingell's home state of Michigan Wednesday night, Trump suggested the l

Rep. Dingell not happy with China's electric vehicle "requests"

Let's say you're an non-Chinese automaker interested in selling your cars in China. More specifically, say you're looking to sell a groundbreaking electric vehicle there. The cost might be higher than you're willing to pay. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal claims that the Chi

Let's Make a Deal: Automakers reportedly reach agreement with lawmakers on carbon cap legislation

Now that the U.S. has officially concluded that greenhouse gasses are harmful to human health, it's time to do something about them. One major hurdle standing in the way of the U.S. implementing carbon cap and trade legislation appears to have been cleared as both the domestic automakers and Michigan's legislature have lifted their opposition and now support for the bill. Why?

Just how much impact will new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming really have? Grist talks to the chairman

With auto industry stalwart John Dingell in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democrats wanted to ensure that lawmakers and the rest of the country got an earful of global warming issues. So House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the House to create a new committee to address energy issues, including global warming and fuel economy. Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts is the chairman. The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming sets up a confrontation, at least in d