The Word From Washington

Brown graduate Janet Yellen was nominated by President Obama to serve as the vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s approval of the Cape Wind project could have significant repercussions for Rhode Island. Last week Governor Carcieri joined the governors of five other East Coast states in signing a letter to the Secretary expressing concern that disapproving Cape Wind would hamper offshore wind farm development elsewhere.

Gallup finds that “younger voters remain less enthusiastic about voting in this year’s midterm elections than those who are older.” But will the young adults of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District turn out in droves for former Real World star Sean Duffy?

— Dan Davidson

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