The risk of a terrorist attack against the U.S. hasn’t diminished as groups affiliated with al- Qaeda have proliferated and are developing explosive devices designed to elude detection, Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
Heritage Action, the angry conservative id that has swallowed the Heritage Foundation (and much of the House Republican Conference) whole, just announced that it will treat Janet Yellen’s nomination for chairman of the Federal Reserve as a “key” vote. The designation is intended to pressure Republican senators, who presumably risk being labeled soft on monetarism if they vote to elevate Yellen.
President Barack Obama must name a Commodity Futures Trading Commission member with the experience needed to ward off Wall Street lobbying over the Volcker rule and speculation limits, nine Democratic senators said.
Tesla Motors Inc. was in trouble in North Carolina. Prohibited from opening showrooms there, it was on the way to being unable to sell cars at all when the state Senate voted unanimously to block online auto sales.
President Barack Obama received support from the chairman of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee in his efforts to dissuade lawmakers from imposing further sanctions on Iran amid international negotiations.
The Obama administration is on the defensive days before Iran nuclear negotiations are scheduled to resume in Geneva, as critics in Israel and in the U.S. Congress say Iran would concede too little and gain too much from an easing of international economic sanctions.
Former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden should be prosecuted with no chance for clemency for divulging classified information, the nation’s two top lawmakers on intelligence issues said today.