U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said he will attempt to block the nominations of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense and John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency until he gets answers about what President Barack Obama did personally at the time of the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said new climate-change legislation won’t include a so-called linked fee on oil-related emissions or any measure that could be viewed as a tax on gasoline.
White House adviser Carol Browner said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, that the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may galvanize support for climate- change legislation to overhaul U.S. energy policy.
President Barack Obama chastised two Republican senators for threatening to block UN Ambassador Susan Rice as a potential nominee for secretary of state, saying she had “nothing to do” with circumstances involving the death of four Americans in an attack in Libya in September.
Senator Robert Portman proposed extending the expiring U.S. tax cuts, including those for the wealthy, for six months -- with a trigger that if Congress can’t come up with enough loophole closings that the top rate would rise to 39.6 percent.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham , a South Carolina Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ” airing this weekend that legislation aimed at getting China to raise the value of its currency has “huge” support in Congress, and President Barack Obama “runs the risk” of being overridden if he vetoes it.