With Johnson Retiring Wall Street’s Nightmare May Come True With Brown Taking Gavel

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 7:05 am

Bad news for Wall Street. A Senator Tim Johnson announces his retirement the Senate Banking Committee Chairmanship may fall to one of Wall Street’s biggest enemies, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), who has led the Banking Committee since 2011, will announce Tuesday he does not plan to seek reelection, according to [...]

UN Makes Agreement on Nuclear Inspections In Iran, But Senate Passes More Sanctions Anyway

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 8:55 am

The UN’s nuclear watchdog announced a deal with Iran to inspect their nuclear facilities, a day before a second round of talks between Iran and Western powers. Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the deal would be signed soon, after a two-day trip to Tehran to work out the details. The IAEA [...]

Rep. Tim Johnson Introduces Bill to Defund Libyan Mission

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 9:54 am

(I’ll be talking about Libya on MSNBC at 2pm ET) Now that the mission in Libya is creeping away from humanitarian protection and toward arming an insurgency, this might be a good time for Congress to get involved. I know it’s quaint, but they do have war powers, last time I checked my Constitution. Bob [...]

Biofuel, Coal-State Dems Beg for Scraps for Industry in Future Energy Bills

By: Friday February 4, 2011 11:28 am

Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tim Johnson have taken up the call from President Obama in the State of the Union of a clean energy standard, while calling it a renewable energy standard. Klobuchar and Johnson will introduce legislation on an RES, but she praised the CES idea. In addition, their bill from last year, [...]

Round and Round She Goes – Lobbyists Return to Government

By: Friday December 10, 2010 9:27 am

I mentioned in yesterday’s Roundup that incoming Republicans have hired a bunch of lobbyists, and I also mentioned Peter Orszag’s new job at Citigroup. Fittingly, Jack Lew CAME from Citigroup (with a stint at the State Department in between) to replace Orszag at OMB. There have been more twirls of the revolving door in recent [...]

New Financial Services Chair Bachus Wants to Dismantle Dodd-Frank

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 12:04 pm

Political observers are gearing up for the battle over repealing health care, which could lead to a government shutdown. And we all know that cap and trade is dead, and whatever progress gets made on energy in the next two years will happen on the nuclear/clean coal/natural gas side of the ledger. But what about [...]

Landrieu Open To Reconciliation, Two More For Public Option

By: Monday February 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Mary Landrieu just signaled that she could support a health care bill moving through the budget reconciliation process. With Landrieu, among the four or five members of the Democratic caucus who were the last to sign on to the health care bill at all, now supporting the sidecar strategy, it seems assured that Senate Democrats [...]

Let’s Play Democratic Musical Chairs

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 12:15 pm

So what’s some of the fallout from the multiple retirements in the US Senate? • ND-Sen: Earl Pomeroy (D), the state’s only House member, will not try to move up and run for the Senate seat vacated by Byron Dorgan. The most speculation on the Democratic side has focused on former state Attorney General Heidi [...]

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