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January 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST answers your questions about U.S. politics.

January 2, 2009

Q: Is it true that the Big Three American automakers made charitable contributions after 9/11, while foreign companies, by and large, did nothing?

A: Actually, foreign car companies gave lots of money, too, despite what an old chain e-mail claims.

Q: Is the EPA considering a tax on cows and pigs?

A: No. The farm lobby warned that EPA "could" push for such a tax, but EPA never proposed any such thing and says it lacks authority to impose one anyway.

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