1. ENERGY POLICY:
Issa prepares triple dose of political pain for Obama energy agenda
House Republicans aim to add new punch to their long-running battle against President Obama's energy agenda tomorrow at a pair of hearings that seek to compare his "rhetoric" on domestic fossil-fuel production with the "reality" on the ground.
Republicans demand answers from Salazar about loan guarantees
Just as they've questioned whether political favoritism played a role in the selection of projects under the Department of Energy's controversial loan guarantee program, Republicans are also looking into whether well-connected firms were able to have their projects fast-tracked by the Interior Department.