Game on in West Virginia
September 17th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
11 months ago

Game on in West Virginia

(CNN) - In the 2014 battle for control of the U.S. Senate, start watching West Virginia.

Democrats from the Mountain State are rallying around Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who Tuesday announced her bid to keep seat of retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller in party hands. Tennant launched her campaign eight months after Rockefeller announced that he wouldn't run for a sixth term in the 2014 elections.
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Filed under: Jay Rockefeller • Joe Manchin • West Virginia
Political gun debate starts anew after Navy Yard rampage
September 16th, 2013
08:25 PM ET
11 months ago

Political gun debate starts anew after Navy Yard rampage

Washington (CNN) - Hours after the Washington Navy Yard shooting, some of Washington's most vocal advocates for gun control started to renew their calls for further restrictions on firearms.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the strongest proponents of a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15 that suspected shooter and military contractor Aaron Alexis is believed to have used, issued a statement Monday asking "When will enough be enough?"
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Filed under: Dianne Feinstein • Gun control • Jay Rockefeller • Joe Manchin
Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller won't run for re-election
January 11th, 2013
09:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller won't run for re-election

(CNN) - Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, the five-term Democrat from West Virginia, opening up a potential seat for Republicans to grab in the next round of Congressional contests.

"As I approach 50 years of public service in West Virginia, I've decided that 2014 will be the right moment for me to find new ways to fight for the causes I believe in and to spend more time with my incredible family," Rockefeller said in a statement.
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Filed under: Jay Rockefeller
Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billion
August 2nd, 2011
06:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billion

Washington (CNN) - The House adjourned for summer recess Monday night without resolving a Federal Aviation Administration funding impasse, almost guaranteeing that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will remain furloughed for the next month, and that the federal government will lose at least $1.2 billion in airline passenger tax revenue.

The only possible resolution, one official said, is if the Senate approves the House bill. But that was deemed highly unlikely.

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Filed under: FAA • Jay Rockefeller • Ray LaHood
Congressman calls for Hill investigation of Murdoch hacking charges
July 14th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Congressman calls for Hill investigation of Murdoch hacking charges

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Pressure mounted for a federal investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media empire Thursday as a key member of a House oversight committee called for Congress to look into allegations that one of Murdoch's U.S.-based companies possibly broke anti-bribery and other laws.

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, told CNN that "Congress has important oversight responsibilities" in responding to the charges and "getting to the bottom of this evolving scandal."

Rupert's News Corp. - the parent company of Fox News - may have engaged in "political espionage or personal espionage," Braley said.

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Filed under: Congress • Jay Rockefeller • Rupert Murdoch
Sen. Rockefeller suspects News Corp criminal activity in U.S.
July 13th, 2011
02:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Rockefeller suspects News Corp criminal activity in U.S.

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, told CNN Wednesday he is considering an investigation into whether News Corp employees broke the law by hacking U.S. citizens.

"My bet is we'll find some criminal stuff," Rockefeller said. "This is going to be a huge issue," he said as he was leaving the Senate chamber after a vote.
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Filed under: Congress • Jay Rockefeller • Senate