5 Biggest whoppers of Obama's energy speech
SoCal gas to $5
Whatever the reason, the average price per gallon for regular gas in Los Angeles/Long Beach is $4.245, according to GasBuddy.com.
That's about 25 cents more per gallon than it was just a week ago, 50 cents more than a month ago and 64 cents higher than the same time last year. More here
Chart: Oil goes to $108
Jeb Bush: GOP 2012ers are appealing to people's fears
"I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I'm wondering, I don't think I've changed, but it's a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that's kind of where we are," said Bush, according to
Michelle Obama to rich Dems: Share the wealth
"If any family in this country is struggling, we can not be satisfied with our own families' good fortune," said the First Lady, who spoke before an audience at the Westin Hotel who had paid anywhere from $250 to $10,000 for the mid-day event.
Mrs. Obama spoke for nearly half an hour to the people in the ballroom. Before that, she appeared at a private reception with big donors where attendees had an opportunity to have their picture taken with the First Lady.
Obama deportations down by 30%
The number of deportation cases filed by federal immigration officials dropped by nearly a third in the first three months of the fiscal year, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The drop recorded in the last three months of 2011 may reflect the Obama administration's plan to focus its deportation efforts by weighing a variety of discretionary factors, including whether the person is a veteran, came to the U.S. as a child or is a college student, according to the report. But experts said it's too soon to say if deportations overall will decline.
UK Pool to be heated by energy from nearby crematorium
Sir George Young, leader of the House of Commons, said the proposal to warm a Worcestershire leisure centre with heat from a nearby crematorium was a "groundbreaking scheme".
He said the Government is considering whether the plan could be duplicated elsewhere in Britain.