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Whitehouse delivers 50th weekly climate change address

Source: 
Providence Journal

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., delivered his 50th weekly climate address on the Senate floor Wednesday. Whitehouse started giving the addresses in April 2012, the Providence Journal reports.

Lower US deficit fails to jumpstart budget talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across-the-board spending cuts, a better economy and the partial shutdown combined to help the U.S. government kick off the 2014 budget year with a smaller deficit. A steadily shrinking deficit, however, has done little to jumpstart tense budget negotiations in Washington to keep the government open past January.

Liz Cheney outraises Enzi with help from energy executives

Source: 
E&E

Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney outraised incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., by $200,000 in the third quarter, and her donors included a number of energy company executives, E&E reports.

NRDC polling shows public supports EPA over Congress on carbon regs

Source: 
The Times-Picayune

A Natural Resources Defense Council-commissioned poll in Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois and New Hampshire found most registered voters trust leaving carbon emissions regulation in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency rather than with Congress, The Times-Picayune reports.

Work not done, Obama climate adviser moves on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Zichal admits her job is unfinished.

GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber.

In typhoon's aftermath, Waxman seeks House climate hearing

Source: 
National Journal

Days after Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands in the Philippines, Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bobby Rush, D-Ill., urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on climate change, National Journal reports.

Vitter urges EPA to reveal officials on carbon cost panel

Source: 
The Hill

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., called on the Environmental Protection Agency to release details on the panel that developed the Obama administration's recent "social cost of carbon" increase, including the names of officials who helped draft the cost estimate, The Hill reports.

Obama praises CFTC nominee for humility, results

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising his choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as someone who doesn't seek the spotlight but consistently delivers good results.

GOP ready to block key Obama court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seemed ready to block another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the Senate.

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