Posts Tagged ‘Dianne Feinstein’

Boxer exit begins CA youth shift in Congress

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Girls may run the world, as in the Beyonce song, but women run California's congressional delegation. More specifically, older Democratic women -- but that could change soon. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer's retirement announcement earlier this month kicks off a major demographic shift in California's...

Sen. Boxer to retire

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., today announced her retirement. In office since her 1992 election, she has been considered one of the country's most liberal senators. Elected the same year as the more moderate Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the two were called the "Thelma & Louise" of the Sen...

Democrats push back against new GOP water bill

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
delta crossing

  In California, not all rainwater is equal. “Two different water years may have identical precipitation and runoff amounts, yet result in significantly different export amounts,” Eric Alvarez told; he’s the Public Information Officer for the Delta Stewardship Counci...

Beyond MSM, Feinstein report knocked by left and right

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The release of the report by the Senate intelligence committee's majority Democrats that annihilates the CIA for using torture for years even when the agency allegedly knew that it didn't work has been treated by the mainstream media as a career achievement for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who ...

Hoover Dam low water to double water costs to SoCal

Friday, November 28th, 2014
Hoover Dam wikimedia

  California is facing yet another drought-caused water and energy shortage from an unexpected source.  Hoover Dam’s hydroelectric power may have to be curtailed if the water level drops below 1,000 feet, an elevation it last reached in May 1936, when the reservoir was still being filled...

Federal drought bill dead in water until 2015

Friday, November 21st, 2014

  Better and wetter luck next year, California. On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., put the kibosh on passing a federal water bill dealing with California’s drought during the lame-duck session. She wrote in a statement: “Over the past several weeks I have been working clos...

Immigration: Feinstein acts like Chicago Dem, not CA Dem

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein won't put up with the CIA spying on lawmakers. Her repeated denunciations of the agency this year have been remarkable, considering her decades as a leading figure in the national security establishment. But Feinstein isn't so forthright when it comes to the polit...

Boxer-Feinsten water bill stresses conservation, not supply

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Boxer-Feinstein water bill

There are two ways to manage water. One way is to capture more water and store it for dry years. The second way is to keep dividing up existing water supplies. This second way is pushed in a newly proposed bill, the Water in the 21st Century Act, sponsored by California Sens. Dianne Feinstei...

Feinstein drought bill heads for House merger

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
S. 2198

In the novel “A River Runs Through It,” later made into a movie, Norman Maclean wrote, “Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. ... I am haunted by waters.” Driven by the haunting reality of lack of California farm water, the Democratic and Republican drought...

CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Cocos Fire 2014, Wikimedia

  “Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have not had merciful words for each oth...