6 hrs ago
West Virginia Metro
EPA's McCarthy to Senate committee-coal still key
Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday coal will still play a sizeable role in the nation's power generation capacity even if newly proposed emission regulations for existing power plants are enacted.
7 hrs ago
Fleet Owner Magazine
ATA presses for shorter trust fund fix
The U.S. Senate is expected as early as today, July 23, to take up legislation to stave off an impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and to authorize spending beyond the current Sept.
21 hrs ago
North Coast congressmen: Stopgap fix for highway funding falls short
As lawmakers cobble together a temporary fix for the nation's crumbling infrastructure, the North Coast's two congressional representatives have reiterated their call for a long-term plan to fund federal highway projects.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New York Daily News
Congressman revives bill on anti-missile defense for planes
A New York congressman is reintroducing legislation to install anti-missile technologies on U.S. commercial airliners, prompted by the Ukraine air disaster and Hamas rockets in the Gaza crisis.
Capps Leads California Delegation in Opposing New Oil, Gas Leasing Off Coast
Rep. Lois Capps , D-Santa Barbara, on Tuesday led a letter from members of the California congressional delegation to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to prohibit any new offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California and Southern California ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Salinas Californian
Boxer unhappy with highway trust fund bill due for Senate voteBoxer...
Boxer unhappy with highway trust fund bill due for Senate vote Boxer oversees transportation policy as chair of the Environment and Public Works panel Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1myatdV If the Senate passes a House bill aimed at keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through May 2015 without making any ... (more)
Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty
Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice.
Charles Krauthammer Calls the U.N. the 'Headquarters of the...
"It is this astonishment and refusal to accept the realities of the uniqueness and the magnificence and the importance of this Jewish state that leads to all the mystery you're hearing and all the lies you see on television and on the media about the calumnies that you hear against Israel, issued in the four corners of the globe, particular in the ... (more)
Week ahead: Senators square off on EPA climate rule
The Senate will get its first crack this week at the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
My Mother Lode
Governor's Drought Task Force Meeting In Sonora
The California Office of Emergency Services has put out a video recapping the Governor's Drought Task Force meeting held a week and a half ago in Sonora.
The Fix: Here's why your Congress is so old
California's leading Democrats are remarkable specimens of longevity. The state's two senators are 73 and 81. Gov. Jerry Brown is 76. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the best known Democrat in the state, is 74. Between the four of them, they've held their current positions for over eight decades.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Huge Demonstration Planned to Protest Ted Nugent's Montclair Performance. Say No to Hate.
He's a decent guitar player, but a vile human being. That's why I am hesitant to inform you that singer, rock musician, Ted Nugent, will be performing at the Wellmont Theater this Tuesday.
Political shakeup looms in California
For decades now, Democrats and Republicans here have experienced statewide politics as an interminable waiting game, thanks to a gang of 70- and 80-somethings from the Bay Area who have dominated government for a generation.
The Las Vegas Sun
Palestinian government must break with Hamas
Editor's note from Brian Greenspun, publisher and editor of the Sun: Rabbi Marvin Hier is the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Despite law, companies don't disclose CEO-to-worker pay ration
Four years after a federal law required public companies to disclose the pay gap between their CEOs and other workers, government regulators are still mulling how to put the measure into effect, with proponents saying it's crucial to help halt excessive compensation and critics calling it costly and ill-conceived.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Should we equip passenger jets with missile defense systems?
When a plane like Malaysia Airline Flight 17 is suddenly dropped from the sky by a missile attack launched from a vehicle no larger than a tank, the temptation is to look for the technology that will protect airline passengers from such threats.
Senate panel to probe EPA's power plant rule
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify next week in defense of the Obama administration's proposal to impose new greenhouse gas limits on power plants currently in operation.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
GM Ceo Barra stands by team before Senate panel, earns praise
GM General Counsel Michael Millikin, left, CEO Mary Barra and Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal at the Senate committee hearing Thursday.
Fire Dog Lake
Pipelines, First Nations and Indian Country: Part I
In northeastern Alberta, Canada are the Athabascan oilsands , third largest oil reserves in the world.
Justice Department Officials Can't Answer Basic Questions About ...
Officials from the Obama administration's Department of Justice on Thursday struggled to answer seemingly simple questions from Republicans about the immigration crisis on the southern U.S. border and the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal.