Tag: Jay Rockefeller

Coal miners (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Hammers Republicans, Spares Democrats

The EPA’s final Clean Power Plan, released on August 3, financially hammers coal-dependent states, compared to the Obama Administration’s 2014 draft proposal. Nine months after the loss of Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and the retirement of West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller, the EPA’s attack on coal country is all about going after Republicans.

Obama Attends $32,400 Democratic Fundraiser as Ebola Hits NYC

Obama Attends $32,400 Democratic Fundraiser as Ebola Hits NYC

President Barack Obama attended a private $32,400-a-seat Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the home of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) on Thursday as news hit that Dr. Craig Spencer had been rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and tested for Ebola–tests

Shelley Capito, Natalie Tennant to Face Off to Be WV's First Female Senator

Shelley Capito, Natalie Tennant to Face Off to Be WV's First Female Senator

Following Tuesday night’s primary wins for senatorial hopefuls Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Natalie Tennant, Charleston, WV ABC affiliate WCHS interviewed the two candidates. Both candidates won their respective contests by large margins and both candidates look to distance

NJ's Christie Looks to Recover After Staff Shakeup

NJ's Christie Looks to Recover After Staff Shakeup

(AP) NJ’s Christie looks to recover after staff shakeupBy STEVE PEOPLES and ANGELA DELLI SANTIAssociated PressTRENTON, N.J.A wounded Chris Christie is working to move beyond the most challenging test of his political career, a traffic scandal that rocked his administration

Rockefeller, Wyden Want New Laws on Oil Train Derailments

Rockefeller, Wyden Want New Laws on Oil Train Derailments

On Thursday, the Democratic chairmen of the Senate Transportation and Energy committees, Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pushed the Obama administration to take “prompt and decisive” action addressing the problem of oil train derailments.  The senators wrote

Obama Campaign Donors Bag Record Wall Street Profits

Obama Campaign Donors Bag Record Wall Street Profits

Americans on main street may have a bleak outlook on the Obama economy in 2014, but President Barack Obama’s Wall Street campaign donors and friends are scoring record profits off the Obamacare debacle–a reality that may further complicate Democrats’ “income

Senate Will Hold Hearings on Amazon's Drones

On the heels of Amazon’s announcement that the company plans to deliver packages using drones, a Senate committee is preparing to hold hearings about integrating drones into “civilian life.” Sen Jay Rockefeller’s (D-WV) office confirmed to Fox News a hearing

Obamacare A Boon To Insiders-Turned-Lobbyists

Obamacare A Boon To Insiders-Turned-Lobbyists

Obamacare is bagging Washington lobbyists big bucks as corporate clients line up to hire K Street lobbying firms made up of former government officials with high-powered connections. “After passage of major legislation, those who have networks on CapitolHill take exceedingly

Senate Confirms Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce

Senate Confirms Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce

(AP) By ANDREW TAYLOR – The Senate Tuesday confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer. The sweeping 97-1 vote installs Pritzker, a longtime friend of

Obama Strategist: 'We Don't Worry' About Obamacare Implementation

Obama Strategist: 'We Don't Worry' About Obamacare Implementation

President Barack Obama’s chief strategist says Democratic angst about a potential Obamacare “train wreck” before the 2014 midterm elections is overblown. “We’re going to implement the law well, and we don’t worry,” said Obama strategist Dan Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer confidently predicted

A Real American Hero Gets His Due

A Real American Hero Gets His Due

Frederick Mayer, 92, a World War II hero and the subject of the History Channel’s The Real Inglorious Bastards, finally received ten medals for his service during the war, presented by Senator Jay Rockefeller, on May 3rd. Mayer’s story is emblematic

Top Democrat: Obamacare 'Huge Train Wreck Coming Down'

Top Democrat: Obamacare 'Huge Train Wreck Coming Down'

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) warned he sees “a huge train wreck coming down” with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, known to its critics as Obamacare. The candid comments came during a Wednesday hearing with Obama’s Health and Human Services

Obamacare Architect: Affordable Care Act 'Beyond Comprehension'

Obamacare Architect: Affordable Care Act 'Beyond Comprehension'

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, said on Tuesday that the healthcare law, set to go into full effect in less than eight months, is “probably the most complex piece of legislation ever

Ban on Video Games: Where Does It Stop?

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, there has been increasing pressure to ban specific items, such as certain guns, in an effort to change the behavior of others.  This week, we’re now seeing several similar efforts that target

Senator Jay Rockefeller Won't Seek Reelection

Senator Jay Rockefeller Won't Seek Reelection

By LAWRENCE MESSINA and JOHN RABYAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va.U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who came to West Virginia as a young man from one of the world’s richest families to work on antipoverty programs and remained in the state to build a

EPA's Jackson Leaves Agency Amid Investigations

EPA's Jackson Leaves Agency Amid Investigations

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Thursday she is resigning from her position. According to reports, Jackson is leaving before an investigation can be launched into the agency’s alleged illegal use of private emails for official government business. Senator

Rockefeller: Violence in Media, Video Games 'Must Be Addressed'

Rockefeller: Violence in Media, Video Games 'Must Be Addressed'

Senator Jay Rockefeller, from the conservative state of West Virginia, is up for reelection in 2014. The Senator has decided to sidestep the gun control issue after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut by attacking Hollywood, video games, and the Internet. 

WV Dems Rip Obama EPA For Killing 150 Coal Jobs

WV Dems Rip Obama EPA For Killing 150 Coal Jobs

Yesterday, four top West Virginia Democrats ripped the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency for taking action that will result in 150 lost mining jobs in the coal industry. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and Rep.

FAA Shutdown Because Dems Want to Protect Pork

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has basically been shut down thanks to the Senate Democrats addition to pork. 4,000 FAA employees have been furloughed until further notice. 70,000 construction workers must now sit on their hands as all airport construction

Do Profitable Senators Need Taxpayer Subsidies?

So. With yesterday’s farcical Senate theater, the brain-trust begs a very basic question: “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., who presided over the hearing [said] ‘Businesses should make a profit. That’s what drives our economy. But do these profitable

FCC to Congress: 'Whatever'

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently hit a major stumbling block in its effort to impose net neutrality via the “reclassification” of broadband services. Following months of civil rights groups, artists, and a major union voicing their opposition to net

Top Democrats' Actions Confirm FCC Has No Authority to Regulate Broadband

Four senior congressional Democrats inadvertently confirmed Monday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)–which, under Chairman Julius Genachowski’s leadership has been trying for months to impose contentious net neutrality rules–lacks the authority needed to regulate the Internet. For weeks, the FCC

Pollster Opposites: Greens Try to Cope With ClimateGate

Poll after poll have recently affirmed that the ClimateGate revelations (I actually say “affirmations“) dealt a mortal blow to the public’s belief in the environmentalist brass ring of “catastrophic Man-made global warming.” The dishonesty exposed therein iced the cake for