Politics & Government

McCain: New energy know-how will turn off the energy crisis

SPRINGFIELD — Sarah Craig's question was as predictable as the summer sun. And nearly as hot, politically.

What can you do, Sen. John McCain, to help my family right now when it comes to $4 gasoline?

The query was the first posed after his remarks at a town hall meeting at Missouri State University.

In the last couple of days, energy — and where to get it — has emerged as a burning and sometimes uncomfortable political issue.

McCain already had talked about wanting 45 more nuclear power plants and $2.3 billion for "clean coal" research.

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