WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz's nomination to lead the Energy Department. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate air quality expert Gina McCarthy to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the process. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Energy Department has notified its employees that it may have to place workers on temporary furloughs and slash "vital programs" if across-the-board budget cuts take place as scheduled in March. Full story
South Carolina’s incoming senator Tim Scott already has a track record of a familiar Republican tactic, bashing support programs in public, pnly to benefit from them in private. Rev. Al Sharpton explains.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Senator Chuck Grassley says the very day A123 filed for bankruptcy, the Department of Energy sent a check to the company for nearly $1 million. The Energy Department, he says, needs to answer for "autopilot" funding.