Washington (CNN) – A key Senate Democrat came to the defense of embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Thursday after his four fellow commissioners sent a letter to the White House criticizing his leadership. They also testified before a House committee that Jaczko had "bullied" staff, restricted access to information and quietly assumed emergency powers following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan this year.
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California called a Wednesday House hearing a "witch hunt and an attempt to assassinate the character of a dedicated public servant," namely Jaczko. "Frankly, I was shocked, and I was appalled," she said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Congress just got one more incentive to find a compromise over government spending before the standoff leads to a government shutdown.
The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent late Tuesday that would withhold pay for members of Congress and the president if a government shutdown were to happen.
(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to maintain a slight advantage over her opponent, Republican Carly Fiorina, in California's Senate race, according to a new poll.
A Field Poll released Friday shows Boxer with a 49-41 percent lead over Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard CEO. The survey was conducted October 14-26.
(CNN) – A new survey indicates that the Democrats have slight advantages in the California battles for senator and governor.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 45 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina and four percent undecided or backing a different candidate. Boxer's five point margin is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point advantage in CNN/Time polling from last month.
Denver (CNN) – Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina may have spent the night in the hospital, but her campaign didn't break stride launching a new attack Tuesday on opponent Barbara Boxer.
In a biting new Web video, the Fiorina campaign calls Boxer a "hypocrite" for holding a town hall event at Cisco Systems and accepting campaign contributions from its CEO. The spot alleges Cisco has outsourced jobs – something Boxer repeatedly attacks Fiorina for doing as CEO of Hewlett Packard.
(CNN) – Tuesday yielded good news for Democrats in California with a new poll that shows the nominees for Governor and Senator leading their Republican opponents.
In the Suffolk University poll, attorney general and former Gov. Jerry Brown leads former eBay CEO Meg Whitman by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent among likely voters. Five percent supported the third party candidates in the race.
Washington (CNN) - National Republicans are dropping more cash into California's close contest for the Senate.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it's injecting $3 million in ad spending into California this week on behalf of GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina. They say that brings to nearly $8 million the amount the NRSC has spent on behalf of the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.
The ad buy comes as a Los Angeles Times/USC poll indicated that three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer held a 50 to 42 percent advantage over Fiorina among likely California voters.
(CNN) - Embattled California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer's campaign released a new radio ad Monday that features President Barack Obama reaching out to voters on Boxer's behalf.
In the ad, entitled "Shoulder to Shoulder," the president says, "This is Barack Obama. On November 2, California has a choice, and the stakes couldn't be higher. I'm asking you to get out and vote for Senator Barbara Boxer."