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  • Congress looks into New England power outages

    04/26/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Although lawmakers wanted information on what is wrong with New England's aging electric power grid, they heard from a Connecticut utility Thursday about what that utility is doing right. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he called for the hearing because of the electricity outages in New England last year caused by bad weather and an emerging pattern in the United States of more frequent and stronger storms. "We know that there will be another storm that will knock down our power lines," Bingaman said. Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to...
  • Wilson Announces Candidacy For U.S. Senate Seat (New Mexico)

    03/07/2011 5:48:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    KOAT Channel 7 News ^ | March 7, 2011
    Former Rep. Heather Wilson is officially pursuing the Senate seat to be vacated by longtime Sen. Jeff Bingaman in 2012. “I’m running for United States Senate because I believe in this country and this promise,” Wilson said. “If we stand by and do nothing, history will judge our generation as the beginning of America’s decline.” Wilson made the announcement on Monday afternoon at a news conference at Desert Paper and Envelope in Northeast Albuquerque. “We face great challenges, but we are a great nation,” Wilson said.
  • Another senator planning to retire [Jeff Bingaman, (D-NM)]

    02/18/2011 11:05:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE — As Senator Jeff Bingaman shook hands of those congratulating him on his years of service, he turned to the crowd and said: “Sure seems like a wake in here, doesn’t it?’’ The 67-year-old Democrat announced yesterday that he would retire after the end of his current term, which ends in two years. The decision was the latest in a string of departures to hit congressional Democrats as they head to the 2012 elections.....
  • AP sources: Democratic Sen. Bingaman to retire

    02/18/2011 10:11:14 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials say Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico intends to retire next year rather than seek a new term. Bingaman would be the latest in a string of departures to hit Democrats as they look ahead to the 2012 election season.
  • Bingaman safe, Johnson Dems’ only threat in open seat race (NM - US Senate, PPP [Demo] pole)

    02/09/2011 9:42:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 8, 2011 | Public Policy Polling
    New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman generally cruises to re-election, and if he chooses to go for a sixth term, he would start off as a heavy favorite. But there has been some speculation he will instead retire. In his stead, Democrats should still be in strong shape to hold his seat unless popular former Governor Gary Johnson declines a run for president to make a bid for Congress’ upper chamber instead. With a 56-27 approval-disapproval margin, Bingaman is more popular at home than all but four of the 77 colleagues which PPP has measured in the last year or so....
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • Mandatory Retirement Accounts in Sen.Bill - S. 3760 -Automatic IRA Act of 2010

    09/07/2010 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies · 2+ views
    Americans for Limited Government ^ | 090710 | Americans for Limited Government
    FYI - I am not attempting to promote this organization. I used their article because it does an excellent job of describing the bill and the disaster this will be if passed. September 7th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—A new bill proposed by Senators Jeff Bingaman and John Kerry would force enrollment in “automatic Investment Retirement Accounts”, prompting Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson to urge the Congress to reject it. “This legislation will force Americans into a government-mandated, ‘one size fits all’ retirement account,” Wilson said, adding that it would “disproportionately impact younger and lower-income workers, who will now...
  • Fine: Lehman Brother's, others drove oil barrel prices up

    07/17/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT · by greenwill · 19 replies · 4+ views
    New Mexico Business Weekly ^ | 1/09 | Daniel Fine
    The sudden crash in oil prices might be the smoking gun that shows speculation, rather than supply and demand, drove the huge run-up in oil futures last year.
  • Top policy-makers and economists to hold symposium about US action on climate change [RINO/Rat/NWO]

    03/03/2009 7:30:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 806+ views
    March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill.Embargoed: February 18, 2009, 6:00 a.m. EST Contact: Ben Edwards, Tel: +1 202 416 0740 Further information available at www.usclimatesymposium.comWASHINGTON, February 17, 2009 - U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring Senators to date are Senators Bingaman (D-NM),...
  • Democrat senator goes on the radio to promote censoring the radio

    02/22/2009 6:50:30 AM PST · by slomark · 9 replies · 622+ views
    [Audio of this arrogant anti free speech senator with article] Every once in a while, Democratic senators visit their home states just to remind the local folks what arrogance sounds like. Democract Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico visited New Mexico recently. While he was there, he went on the air with Jim Villanucci of KKOB Radio in Albuquerque. “KKOB used to live under the Fairness Doctrine,” Bingaman asserted. “Yeah,” Villanucci replied. “We played music.” It was somewhat ironic that Bingaman’s was promoting censorship of the radio while speaking on the radio, but that irony seemed to go right over...
  • FAIRNESS DOCTRINE: Disturbing comments from Sen. Bingaman (D-NM) on 770AM KKOB Albuquerque

    10/22/2008 10:45:30 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,559+ views
    770AM - KKOB ^ | 10/21/08
    The clip of interest (click on link) is 2 minutes 7 seconds long. Senator Bingaman (D-NM) Comments on the Fairness Doctrine. October 21, 2008 From the site: NEW MEXICO SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN COMMENTS ON THE JIM VILLANUCCI SHOW ABOUT THE FAIRNESS DOCTORINE AND HOW IT COULD AFFECT YOUR LISTENING AT 770 KKOB.
  • Bingaman wants probe into VA 'sedition' investigation of nurse (Finally getting tough on leftists)

    02/10/2006 10:46:41 PM PST · by balch3 · 21 replies · 1,109+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | AP
    AP) - Sen. Jeff Bingaman asked Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson for a thorough inquiry of his agency's investigation into whether a VA nurse's letter criticizing the Bush administration amounted to "sedition." The agency's human resources office ultimately cleared her of any wrongdoing, but Bingaman, D-N.M., said Tuesday he was concerned the VA investigated Laura Berg of Albuquerque in the first place. Merely opposing government policies and expressing a desire to change course "does not provide reason to believe that a person is involved in illegal subversive activity," he said. Bingaman said such investigations raise "a very real possibility of...
  • Democrat Bingaman's Post May Cull Interest (Biased Article)

    01/26/2006 4:49:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | January 24, 2006 | James Brosnan
    State Sen. Joe Carraro, an Albuquerque Republican, said he would get national support once he files his petitions to get on the ballot and formally announces. "I was assured New Mexico would be targeted once I entered," Carraro said of his talks with the senatorial committee. He told The Tribune that former congressman and vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has agreed to be his national finance chairman. Santa Fe City Councilor David Pfeffer said the lack of national attention is "good, oddly enough." If the Democrats and Bingaman think he doesn't have much of a contest, Pfeffer said, "that will...
  • Party-Switcher David Pfeiffer (R-NM) Announces Campaign For U.S. Senate

    09/01/2005 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,275+ views
    The Free New Mexican ^ | August 31, 2005
    Pfeiffer, a Republican City Counciler from Santa Fe, said that people across the state have talked to him about border-security issues as he explored his run against U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman D-MM a low-key Silver City native who's held the seat since 1982.
  • Recent Party-Switcher May Run For U.S. Senate In New Mexico

    05/26/2005 11:20:41 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 1,704+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2005
    Santa Fe City Councilman David Pfeffer, a decorated Vietnam veteran who recently switched from the Democratic to the Republican column, says he is “on the cusp” of challenging Sen. Jeff Bingaman.
  • Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use His Political Muscle Against Some Democrats

    01/01/2005 1:14:36 AM PST · by DBeers · 76 replies · 3,697+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2005 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    COLORADO SPRINGS - James C. Dobson, the nation's most influential evangelical leader, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye' " if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court. In a letter his aides say is being sent to more than one million of his supporters, Dr. Dobson, the child psychologist and founder of the evangelical organization Focus on the Family, promises "a battle of enormous proportions from sea to shining sea" if President Bush fails to appoint "strict constructionist" jurists or if Democrats filibuster to block conservative nominees. Dr. Dobson recalled the conservative efforts...