1. NATURAL RESOURCES:
With Markey eying Senate, DeFazio, Grijalva jockey for leadership of key committee
A potentially bruising battle for the top Democratic slot on the House Natural Resources Committee is looming. Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) confirmation yesterday as secretary of State could trigger a shakeup at the Natural Resources panel, since current ranking member Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has announced he will run for Kerry's vacant Senate seat.