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Latest Jeff Bingaman Items
Amid concerns that rising gas prices could derail the economic recovery, Democrats are calling on President Obama to tap the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The White House is praising a departing U.S. ambassador for supporting the administration and working closely with President Obama.
Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Akaka said Wednesday he won't seek re-election next year, the fifth member of the Senate Democratic Caucus to decide not to face the voters in 2012.
Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, 86, said Wednesday he won't seek re-election next year, the fifth member of the Senate Democratic Caucus to decide not to face the voters in 2012.
Just hours after House Republicans passed their bill late last week to cut $61 billion from 2010 spending, or what amounts to $100 billion below President Obama's original proposal, Senate Democrats countered with their ante — $41 billion short of Mr. Obama's budget, or essentially a straight spending freeze at the current fiscal year's levels.
Democrats put on a brave face after Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico announced Friday that he would leave office in 2012, but it's hard to see how his retirement contains any good news for the party.
The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Monday that the crisis in oil markets sparked by Egypt's political unrest should not divert Congress from pursuing long-term strategies to develop more clean and renewable energy resources.
Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, and Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican (and the party's gubernatorial nominee) must be gluttons for punishment.
Social Security will celebrate its 75th birthday this Saturday, but the retirement program's fiscal health is fading. Last week the trustees' report revealed it's running deficits much sooner than expected.