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Senate inquiry predicts utility death spiral, but has no answer

A Senate inquiry into power networks says batteries, solar and energy efficiency are on the verge of driving a death spiral of increasing power prices. But in screaming over whether networks should be punished for past gold plating, they’ve lost sight of the future.

Senate vote on Loretta Lynch as attorney general draws near

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Senior Senate aides said they expect a deal as soon as Tuesday in a fight over abortion language in a human trafficking bill that Republicans have used to stall Lynch.

US, Russia Should Partner in Arctic – US Senator

Russia and the United States should cooperate in the Arctic, which is the most favorable area of partnership between the two countries, US Senate Energy Committee Chairperson Lisa Murkowski told Sputnik on the sidelines of the IHS CERAWeek in Houston, Texas.

US Senators Urge Obama to Demand Iran to Release Washington Post Journalist

US President Barack Obama’s administration needs to pressure the government of Iran to free imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, US Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Mark Kirk of Illinois said in a joint statement.

Sanctions in Russian Oil Sector Unlikely to Be Softened

Western sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian conflict will likely remain in place, including the oil sector sanctions, Chairman of US Senate Energy Committee Lisa Murkowski told Sputnik on the sidelines of the IHS CERAWeek in Houston, Texas, on Monday.

Swap Mukasey for Lynch, Bush for Obama, torture for immigration and Republicans for Democrats

With the president's nominee for attorney general languishing in the Senate, John Cornyn (R-TX) issued this statement: "Throughout her career, Loretta Lynch has proven to be an independent voice for justice and a strong advocate for the United States Constitution. Show More Summary

“You’re Likable Enough, Hillary” – Gosh Darn, That Obama Was Really Onto Something!

[guest post by Dana] Remember back in 2008 when a moderator at the Democratic debates questioned Hillary about her likability factor in light of then Senator Obama’s very high likability factor? She said her feelings were hurt by the question, and in response Obama came back with the condescending dismissal, “You’re likable enough, Hillary”. Well, […]

Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Lesson for all Entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton was a lawyer during Watergate, a high-profile first lady and a senator and secretary of state, so it’s understandable that she’s not very savvy with social media. She never drives. She has people for that. And she undoubtedly has people for her social media, too. But maybe they aren’t the right people. Someone...

GOP Senator Moved To Tears As He Commemorates Deepwater Horizon Victims

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) couldn't hold back tears during a Senate speech Monday commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that took 11 lives. "These were just people we grew up with," Cassidy said on the Senate floor before reading the names and stories of the men who were killed. Show More Summary

The Daily Kos Great Mentioner takes stock of the Republicans stampeding Marco Rubio's Senate seat

Retiring Republican Sen. Marco Rubio Potential candidates are constantly getting "mentioned" for higher office, but who's doing all that work? Why, the Great Mentioner, of course. In this new ongoing series, Daily Kos channels the Great Mentioner and catalogs all the notable candidates who might run in 2016's most important races. Republican Sen. Show More Summary

“Ex-Candidate O’Donnell Challenges Rules Barring Personal Use of Campaign Money”

Bloomberg BNA: “Federal Election Commission regulations prohibiting campaign money from being spent to pay a candidate’s rent are unconstitutional, attorneys for former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has argued in a new federal court filing (FEC v. O’Donnell,, D. … Continue reading ?

John McCain Just Can't Stop Laughing At Ted Cruz

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday denied reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing him to hold hearings exploring whether soldiers should be able to carry concealed guns on military...Show More Summary

Senators Need Not Apply

Coverage of the first gathering of Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire last weekend focused on how many of them attacked Hillary Clinton, but there was another unifying message among several of the speakers: Governor is greater than senator. Show More Summary

Which GOP Candidate Will the Koch Brothers Support in the Primary?

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have a history of financially supporting Republican candidates and causes -- and doing so found themselves the subject of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) fierce criticisms last year. And today, they reportedly revealed who they're supporting in the 2016 GOP primary: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Lindsey Graham Takes Shot at Paul: ‘I’m Not Focusing on Kids Who Smoke Dope’

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Lindsey Graham agrees with his colleague Rand Paul on outreach, but said today he's doing more than just reaching out to "kids who smoke dope in their parents' basement."

Patty Murray Vows To Pursue ‘Every Avenue' For Paid Sick Leave

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Last month the Senate passed a measure during the midnight hours that has one lawmaker pretty pumped up. The issue: paid sick days for all Americans. It’s something Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) feels "really strongly about.”...Show More Summary

Milk price wars cost farmers $200m

Dairy farmers tell Senate inquiry supermarket war created shortage of milk in QLD.

Banks owe moral obligation: Dastyari

Labor senator says banks haven't met social obligations ahead of parliamentary grilling.

New Jersey Homeless Veterans to Receive Almost $900,000 in Federal Funds

New Jersey homeless veterans will be receiving $895,821 in federal grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker said in a press release on Monday.

Senator Murkowski to Introduce Legislation to End U.S. Crude Export Ban

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, today announced plans to introduce legislation this year to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil.  Her remarks were made in Houston during the annual [...] The post Senator Murkowski to Introduce Legislation to End U.S. Crude Export Ban appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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