Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., is jumping on a 2011 video of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., saying that it was "good news" that the recession has reduced her state's carbon emissions, The Hill reports. McCaskill had apparently qualified her words later in the speech.
Koch Industries says a recent letter to all of its employees warning them of the consequences of GOP losses in the November election was simply an effort to "encourage employees to be informed about and engaged in the political process," The Hill reports.
The League of Conservation voters is pumping funds into the Arizona Senate race, launching a $470,000 ad that links Rep. Jeff Flake to the uranium mining industry. The League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club are taking an aggressive stand in several House and Senate campaigns, The Hill reports.
Skyrocketing gasoline prices in California have become a hot-button issue in many tight House races, where Republicans are pointing to the need for increased domestic oil production and Democrats are blasting their opponents' ties to Big Oil, The Hill reports.
As Mitt Romney criticizes President Obama over high gasoline prices in the weeks leading up to the election, the president is trying to decide whether to tackle the issue head-on, or continue to address it indirectly, The Hill reports.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.