Obama blocking 2010 gulf spill probe?

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U.S. makes new layers for offshore work?

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Obama seeks one-third drop in oil imports

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Boehner keeps House GOP leadership post

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. John Boehner of Ohio has kept his post as the House Republican leader even after his caucus lost several seats in the Nov. 4 election.

Ethics panel begins Rangel investigation

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House ethics panel probes Renzi's conduct

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Conyers accepts 'responsibility' on ethics

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Ethics panel investigates Foley

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Ethics Committee Thursday opened an investigation into Rep. Mark Foley's relationship with underage pages.

House ethics committee opens probes

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Doc Hastings
U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) holdS a news conference after conducting a closed meeting of the committee at the Capitol October 5, 2006 in Washington. Hastings announced that the committee will open an investigation into whether or not former U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) engaged in any inappropriate behavior while serving in the House. (UPI Photo / Kamenko Pajic)

Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (born February 7, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of the central part of the state, including Yakima, Wenatchee, and the Tri-Cities.

Doc Hastings was born in Spokane, Washington. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1964 to 1969. He studied business administration at Columbia Basin College and Central Washington College but never finished either. Hastings was named Columbia Basin Alumni of the Year in 2001. He returned to Central Washington as commencement speaker in 2008.

Before being elected to Congress, Hastings ran his family-owned small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply. He was an active member of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Pasco/Kennewick Rotary Club, the Pasco Downtown Development Association, and the Pasco Jaycees. He also served on the Board of Directors of Yakima Federal Savings.

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