Senator Joe Manchin delivered a grandstanding, technologically clueless, facepalm-inducing request to the Treasury Department to ban Bitcoin . In response, Rep Jared Polis ( who proudly wears Boing Boing tee-shirts in his spare time, and rocks some snazzy duds on the floor ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boing Boing
Seven Democratic members of Congress are urging the Labor Department to change a proposed rule that they say would harm black-lung patients.In a letter to the department, the lawmakers say that the rule would make it harder for miners ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Wichita Eagle
The stuff EPA wants to curb is invisible and odorless...but still pollution. It doesn't really matter whether you are an "unabashed climate-science skeptic" and denier like Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky or a delayer in taking action ... FULL ARTICLE AT Daily Kos
(Washington Times) - Nothing clarifies the mind, with apologies to Dr. Johnson, quite like a fight for survival. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, arrived at his moment of enlightenment contemplating the likelihood of West Virginia voters returning to the Senate someone ... FULL ARTICLE AT Renew America
Today, we learned two things about Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès: He owns a suit and is, in fact, still in Japan, where he made a quick trip to Tokyo District court to place his collapsed bitcoin exchange into bankruptcy ... FULL ARTICLE AT Dealbreaker
The new Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen believes her organization has no authority to regulate Bitcoin, Yellen said during a confirmation hearing on Thursday.
During a hearing at the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) asked her about ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mashable
Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) is an American politician from the State of West Virginia. Manchin was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005; he was reelected in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party and the scion of a large Democratic political family in his home state.
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