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  • Government By Executive Order

    12/02/2010 9:34:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/10 | John Fund
    <p>A new Labor Department plan shows the president still has wide power to implement an anti-business agenda.</p> <p>Because President Obama will now have a tough time getting his liberal agenda through a more Republican Congress, many Democrats are urging him to ram it through using the executive branch's unilateral power.</p>
  • Liberal think tank says President can use military to push progressive agenda

    11/19/2010 6:26:20 AM PST · by FredJake · 58 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/18/2010 | Joe Newby
    A report released by the Center for American Progress advises the President to use whatever executive powers he has, including his power as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to push his radical left wing agenda, despite GOP control of the House. The report says, in part: The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through: * Executive orders * Rulemaking * Agency management * Convening and creating public-private partnerships * Commanding...
  • Podesta: Obama Can Use ‘Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda (WTF?!?)

    11/18/2010 10:10:08 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 383 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/18/10 | Jonathon Seidl
    The liberal Center for American Progress doesn’t believe significant GOP gains in the House and Senate should stop the President from implementing more of his polices. The group released a report Tuesday suggesting ways Obama can bypass Congress to accomplish a progressive agenda, and it cites the president’s power as commander-in-chief to make its point. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Center for American Progress head and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta told the Daily Caller. “While that’s an important...
  • Note To George Soros: If You Love China’s Government So Much, Why Don’t You Move There

    11/18/2010 9:23:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    In my last post, I discussed George Soros, the self-hating Jew. Today, I focus on George Soros, the naturalized American citizen who hates his adopted country. As Soros put it in his own words, the United States is a “declining superpower” whose “democracy is in deep trouble.” Soros advocates policies that would rearrange the entire world financial order. He believes in “global governance,” led by the United Nations. To help advance his global governance objectives, Soros has to do something about the United States, which he regards as The main obstacle to a stable and just world order To help...
  • Soros's CAP gives Obama his marching orders to subvert the will of the people

    11/17/2010 6:11:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros funds the Center for American Progress, which has been characterized as Barack Obama's Ideas Factory. John Podesta, its head, led the transition team when Barack Obama became President. The Center has also become a hiring hall for the Obama team, filling its positions with former employees (among these was controversial Van Jones -- who now is back at the Center). Apparently, George Soros and his Center are upset that the American people placed a roadblock in their plans when we rose up and painted the nation red. The Center now is providing a blueprint of ways Barack Obama...
  • Podesta calls on Obama to circumvent Congress

    11/17/2010 3:54:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2010 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta, now the head of the Center for American Progress, called on President Obama to push forward with his agenda using federal agencies and executive branch power Tuesday, even though Democrats were dealt a blow in the recent midterm elections. Podesta said the American people want the president to move forward with his agenda. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Podesta said. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use...
  • Michelle Obama-backed child nutrition bill takes off (Lame Duck push)

    11/13/2010 8:53:30 AM PST · by opentalk · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2010 | Julian Pecquet
    First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity got a big boost in Congress on Thursday, in the form of a letter signed by more than 1,100 groups that asks House members to immediately pass a childhood nutrition bill when they return next week. Signers include food, beverage and supermarket companies; public health, education, anti-hunger, faith-based, children's, women's, minority groups; and unions. They want the House to pass a $4.5 billion bill that cleared the Senate by unanimous consent just before the August recess.
  • Obama & Soros America’s Clearest and Present Danger

    11/14/2010 10:57:13 AM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Canada Free press ^ | November 12, 2010 | Dr. Gerald Stephens
    ... George Wills stated in a recent writing the opinion that Obama is a spent volcano. The evidence is legion and growing. His swaggering and lecturing foreign leaders is mocked and now routinely rebuffed. His domestic policies ridiculed and reviled. His control of congress crippled. His only remaining usefulness to Soros is that of a rear guard continuation of sewing seeds of diversity within the American populace. Here too his effectiveness is shown by polls to be dwindling precipitously. Obama has served several functions consistent with ‘Soros’ strategy, the quotation marks indicating that the strategy is a group effort. Their...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Pioneering Cap-and-Trade Program to Fade into the Sunset

    11/08/2010 8:54:39 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 08, 2010 | Tilde Herrera
    OAKLAND, CA — A tough political atmosphere in which Congress backed away from comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation may have been the nail in the coffin for one of the voluntary carbon market's early pioneers.The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) will discontinue its voluntary greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program next month, according to Intercontinental Exchange Inc., its parent company. In its place, CCX will launch a new registry program for 2011 and 2012 carbon offsets.The development marks a stark contrast from two years ago when many considered climate change legislation in the U.S. to be inevitable."Fundamentally with any program that...
  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • Developing Story: Military Jets Escorting Passenger Jet From Dubai to JFK Airport

    10/29/2010 12:10:13 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 261 replies
    Fox news Alert ^ | 29 OCT 10 | dcbryan1
    Military Jets escorting passenger jet to JFK airport. Hand off to CAP US F15s from VA from NATO CF-18s. DEVELOPING!
  • Education Empire Strikes Back

    10/19/2010 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 19, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Stung by a spate of recent documentaries on public schools, the education establishment is trying to rebut the filmmakers’ charges. “Nowhere does the film offer evidence that attending a charter school actually will raise the achievement levels of students highlighted in the movie,” National Education Association president John Wilson said after an advance viewing of Waiting for “Superman.” “Is it possible these students were getting a good education in the public schools they attended?” Wilson made his comments to writer Del Stover in an article which appeared in American School. American School is published by the National School Boards Association...
  • Did Mark Kirk play you for a chump?

    10/18/2010 3:50:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 91 replies ^ | October 11, 2010 | By DOUG IBENDAHL
    POLITICO just dropped a bombshell with a story Sunday evening about a leaked email written by Mark Kirk to his campaign manager Eric Elk on November 3, 2009. Full story: Kirk feared attack from right. POLITICO says the email came from a Democratic operative who in turn claims to have received it from “someone close to Kirk’s inner circle.” Could a certain “Svengali figure” be involved somehow? We just don’t know. In any case, the email and its instructions reflect some panic on Kirk’s part going into the campaign season for the February Primary. Kirk’s email was sent just a...
  • Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes

    10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman. Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • Dem Group Launches '(Sexual Profanity) Tea' Campaign

    08/12/2010 12:02:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Ben Smith
    SNIP To that end, the Agenda Project, a new, progressive group with roots in New York's fundraising scene and a goal of strengthening the progressive movement, has launched the "(sexual profanity deleted) Tea project," which is aimed, the group's founder Erica Payne wrote in an e-mail this morning, "to dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progressive cause." ""We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country (sexual profanity deleted) Tea," Payne told POLITICO. "Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or...
  • JournoList: 75 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/23/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies · 4+ views
    Source List Included | 07/23/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 75 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect 2. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent 3. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly 4. David Dayen - FireDogLake 5. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 6. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker 7. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 8. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University 9. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect...
  • Soros Funded Blog Puts Out Fraudulent Racist Tea Party Video…White House Behind It?

    07/16/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-10 | Curt
    Mike's post yesterday about the NAACP’s recent goals to distract from Obama’s failures by leveling charges of racism is a great compliment to this one by Bob Owens. Bob describes how Think Progress, a blog founded by the George Soros insidious group The Center for American Progress (CAP) (and a very influential group inside the Obama administration), is putting out false propaganda to paint the Tea Party as racist. Days after the NAACP passed a resolution calling all Tea Party members as racist. (h/t Gateway Pundit) Think there is no coordination going on with this White House? Do you remember...
  • Success As BP Places Cap Over Oil Well

    07/12/2010 11:17:14 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 82 replies · 2+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 13th 2010 | Damien Pearse
    BP has successfully placed a new cap over the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well. The success was revealed on murky live pictures from an underwater camera and broadcast on BP's website. They show the "Top Hat 10" device hovering and then lowering completely over the well that had been gushing a mile (1,600 meters) beneath the surface. The valve has been designed to be a much tighter fit than its predecessor, so as to completely contain the oil. Once it is screwed into place, BP plans to perform an "integrity test" lasting between six and 48 hours. The US...
  • The cap is off: why that is NOT a disaster in the Gulf oil spill

    07/11/2010 6:14:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/11/2010 | Mark Sappenfield
    When BP removed its leaking containment cap Saturday, more oil began pouring into the Gulf – about 15,000 barrels of oil a day added to the Gulf oil spill. But as early as Sunday, BP will begin ramping up a system that could begin collecting nearly double that amount – even with the containment cap off. This system is separate from the new “sealing cap” that engineers are now trying to fit atop the failed blowout preventer. As a result, even if BP runs into trouble as it attempts to put on the more robust sealing cap – as past...
  • Portman: “Cap and Trade” Could Tax Us for Turning on Lights, Using Computer, Cooking Dinner – Video

    07/06/2010 7:05:22 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 6, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a new Rob Portman ad in Ohio that slams the “Cap and Trade” legislation being pushed in Washington right now by Obama and the Democrats. Portman says the legislation would amount to an “energy tax,” and that it would be a “job-killer.” Portman said the legislation could tax us for “turning on a light, using our computer, or even cooking dinner.” Republicans need to keep making a huge issue of what “Cap and Trade” would do to America. Stopping this from ever becoming law is enough reason to vote for Republicans this Fall.
  • Has BP's Cap Almost Stopped The Spill?

    06/24/2010 5:56:18 PM PDT · by Williams · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Reading some chatter on websites that the cap seems to have slowed the oil spill to a trickle since being reinstalled. To my surprise, the view is very different than before. Previously, the oil rising around the cap was a gusher and you couldn't see the cap unless BP put a fan in place so they could examine the equipment by blowing the oil cloud back. Right now, one side of the cap shows really no oil plume, the opposite side has one stream going up but still doesn't obscure the cap. Maybe they achieved a better fit when they...
  • Crime Inc: The George Soros Story

    06/24/2010 8:11:46 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 06/24/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Last month I went into extended detail about the story called Crime Inc. Exposed by Glenn Beck, Crime Inc. is a web of liberal and progressive organizations that leave a trail all the way to the White House and President Obama. Cap and Trade is the flag all of the players rally in Crime Inc. rally around. Mr. Beck added another twist to the story, as if it was not spooky enough already. Only now the central theme is George Soros. First let me lay out who the major players are, but please do not get lost in the details:...
  • Soros’s Oil Spill Payoff

    06/22/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 22, 2010 | Tait Trussell
    Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators. Could this be merely a happy coincidence for...
  • Scientist Proposes Stopping Oil Spill With Tiny Bone-Crushing Magnets

    06/18/2010 12:09:08 PM PDT · by fso301 · 49 replies · 1,701+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Fox
    Forget the "top hat," the "junk shot," the diamond saws and the "top kill" — one Florida scientist says he's developed a simple solution to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: a set of bone-crushingly powerful magnets.
  • You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Mr. President

    06/18/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT · by MsLady · 39 replies · 1,374+ views
    RS RedState ^ | June 18, 2010 | Dan Benishek
    I am addressing this post to my fellow citizens of MI-01, fellow activists across the country, and especially to Congressional Democrats and candidates currently serving in Congress. The word is out; Mike Allen at had the story yesterday. This administration is going to push the Senate to pass a cap-and-trade bill this summer. Then, with the same arrogance we have seen before from this administration, they are planning on passing a final bill during the lame-duck session of Congress that follows November’s elections—elections where the people will have spoken and expressed their will regarding the type of government they...
  • 16 Burning Questions About The Oil Spill That We Deserve To Have Answered

    06/16/2010 9:09:56 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 785+ views
    business insider ^ | 6-16-10 | michael snyder
    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a national nightmare that seems to have no ending. Every day new details come out that are even more shocking than what we learned the day before. The truth is that life will never be the same in the Gulf of Mexico or for those who live along the Gulf coast. Click to see 16 burning questions >
  • WH Takes Cues from Liberal Think Tank on Spill

    06/14/2010 9:14:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 484+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/14/10 | John Weisman
    If you want to see where President Barack Obama’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress. The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the president’s in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAP’s energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that. On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials...
  • Cap & Ruin

    06/11/2010 8:23:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Philip V. Brennan
    Sen. Harry Reid has a dandy idea: force his troops in the United States Senate to pass a bill - The American Power Act (APA) – by July that will skyrocket your electric bills, wreck an already staggering economy drive jobs overseas and cause more unemployment in the midst of a depression, all in the name of preventing the planet from getting spit roasted by the phantom threat of global warming.
  • Senate surrenders to environmental agency

    06/11/2010 4:22:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies · 391+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 11, 2010 | Examiner Editorial
    Fifty three of the U.S. Senate’s 59 Democrats on Thursday gave unelected, overpaid bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a green light to do pretty much whatever they choose in their quixotic crusade against global warming. All 41 Republicans and six brave Democrats voted for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s resolution nullifying the EPA’s recent usurpation of authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate the U.S. economy to combat greenhouse gases. Thankfully, this craven surrender of congressional authority isn’t the last word on the issue, assuming that the November elections produce a Senate with enough backbone to reassert the...
  • Oil Cap.. More Flange, Less Plume?

    06/05/2010 12:03:02 PM PDT · by historyrepeatz · 22 replies · 1,050+ views
    06/05/10 | Historyrepeatz
    Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that the triangular flanges on the oil cap are more visible than they were a few hours ago. This would indicate that the oil plume has receded slightly. Anyone notice this? Is it true that the cap has valves which will be gradually closed once pressure is equalized? Any experts on this care to comment? I can't find much information on this aspect of the cap.
  • Cap on Well...(Chu Nobel prize not for oil drilling expertise)

    06/05/2010 11:50:29 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 20 replies · 1,261+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 05, June, 2010 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS and HENRY FOUNTAIN
    The technician said that shortly after the cap was successfully placed, Dr. Chu wondered aloud why oil was still spewing from around the bottom. Engineers had to tell him that the leaks were expected, at least initially.
  • Fiorina Vs. Fiorina: Let's Talk About The Weather...Or Not

    06/03/2010 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 342+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Carly Fiorina is up with a new TV ad in the California Senate race slamming Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) for "talking about the weather" (i.e. calling climate change a national security issue) when she should be talking about something really scary, like global terrorist plots to kill us all. Trouble is, Fiorina has often found herself talking about the "weather," and even expressing concerns about it while mad bombers were likely plotting our demise on foreign shores. Fiorina, in her new commercial: "Terrorism kills. And Barbara Boxer wants to talk about the weather...we've had enough of her politics. I'll work...
  • Duke Energy refuses to disclose cap-and-trade lobby spend

    05/08/2010 9:31:13 AM PDT · by day21221 · 12 replies · 343+ views ^ | 07 May 2010 | Pauline McCallion
    Duke Energy refuses to disclose cap-and-trade lobby spend : Energy, price, carbon trading, Duke Energy, electricity, greenhouse gas Shareholders have failed to force Duke Energy to detail its lobbying spend in support of the US Government’s carbon cap-and-trade plan. US electricity and gas provider Duke Energy was called to account for its support of carbon cap-and-trade at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. The National Center for Public Policy Research tabled a motion on behalf of an individual shareholder, requesting that Duke publish a report on the use of company resources to advance the case for cap-and-trade. The motion was not...
  • Video: Glenn Beck Show 4/29/10

    04/29/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 765+ views
  • Drudge Breaking News 'CAP AND TAX' IS BACK! Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26...

    04/16/2010 9:31:59 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 65 replies · 2,024+ views
    Drudge Report/Reuters ^ | April 16, 2010 | Richard Cowan
    US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26 15 Apr 2010 22:04:19 GMT * Backers hope for Senate vote in June or July * Measure could affect states' climate control activities (Adds reaction from American Petroleum Institute) By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - A long-awaited compromise bill to reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming will be unveiled by a group of senators on April 26, sources said on Thursday. The legislative language to be sketched out in 11 days, according to government and environmental sources, is being drafted by Democratic...
  • Amnesty/Cap & Trade Before November? (vanity)

    03/30/2010 6:56:26 PM PDT · by tatown · 15 replies · 365+ views
    tatown | 3/30/10 | tatown
    I'm starting to get a bad feeling that the Kenyan is going to do whatever he needs to do to ensure that cap & trade and amnesty are signed, sealed, and delivered before the midterms. What are the odds that he can get these very controversial agenda items done?? I have always felt comfortable that cap & trade would die in the senate but I feel much less confident now. Someone help me here.
  • Dr. Dan Eichenbaum (NC 11) Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

    03/23/2010 8:56:42 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 3 replies · 90+ views
    Americans For Prosperity ^ | March 23, 2010 | James Valvo
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 23, 2010 Contact: Dallas Woodhouse (919) 839-1011 or James Valvo (703) 224-3200 Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Dan Eichenbaum -Signs No Climate Tax Pledge- RALEIGH—The North Carolina chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-NC) today applauded U.S. House candidate Dan Eichenbaum (11th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Eichenbaum joins more than 425 lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.” “The one thing elected officials should be able...
  • Interactive United States Energy Usage(carbon output) Comparison Chart

    03/23/2010 10:24:45 AM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies · 442+ views
    Interactive United States Energy Usage Comparison Chart
  • No Worker Left Behind?

    03/23/2010 8:06:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 104+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | March 23, 2010 | Tilla Bradley
    No Worker Left Behind? Tilla Bradley, March 23, 2010 Vickie Choitz presented her paper, “A New National Approach to Career Navigation for Working Learners,” at a forum at the Center for American Progress. Panelists included Phil Jarvis from the National Center for Work/Life, Craig Herndon, the Director of Career and Educational Resources, Virginia Community College System, Elliot Brown, the Founder and Executive Director of Springboard Forward, and Mal Caravatti, the Associate Research Director for the American Federation of Teachers. Phil Jarvis, the Senior Vice President of the National Center for Work/Life gave opening statements noting that “What we’re doing isn’t...
  • Graham's Cap-And-Trade Pronouncement Reframes Hill Debate

    03/22/2010 10:36:03 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies · 435+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2010 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Is cap and trade really "dead"? After all, didn't Sen. Lindsey Graham say so? The South Carolina Republican's recent remarks -- or snippets of them -- have ricocheted around Capitol Hill and beyond in recent weeks, lending momentum to the notion that the congressional effort he is helping lead no longer plans to implement a system that requires companies to buy and sell emission credits. But Graham's remarks appear to be more political than substantive. Indeed, cap and trade remains very much a part of the debate on what legislation will look like when the closed-door negotiations are finished. Graham...
  • The Fate of Unmarried Women in America

    03/22/2010 8:25:46 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 21 replies · 743+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | March 22, 2010 | Tilla Bradley
    The Fate of Unmarried Women in America Tilla Bradley, March 22, 2010 The Center for American Progress (CAP) in conjunction with Women’s Voices Women Vote released the paper Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women: Overview of Laws and Legislations in the 111th Congress. The keynote speaker was Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). The other speakers were Page Gardner, the founder and president of Women’s Voices Women Vote, Avis Jones-DeWeever, the director at the Research, Public Policy, and Information Center for African-American Women, National Council of Negro Women. In her opening comments, Heather Bousey, the senior economist for the Center for...
  • Progression Analysis

    03/18/2010 9:20:25 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 111+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 18, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Progression Analysis Malcolm A. Kline, March 18, 2010 Progressives now acknowledge some of the key failures in public education but what solutions they propose to fix them may only exacerbate the problem. “It is well documented that teachers are rarely dismissed,” Robin Chait writes in a report published by the Center for American Progress (CAP). “National estimates from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Education find that school districts dismiss on average only 1.4 percent of tenured teachers each year and .7 percent of probationary teachers for poor performance.” “A number of indicators suggest...
  • North Dakota AG discussing Minnesota carbon regulations

    03/10/2010 5:41:52 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 1,425+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-10-10 | ap
    BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's attorney general plans to ask Minnesota officials to support changing a law that makes North Dakota's coal-generated electricity more expensive to sell in Minnesota. Wayne Stenehjem said he has scheduled meetings in St. Paul today with Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota legislators. Last month North Dakota's Industrial Commission sent a letter to Minnesota lawmakers asking for changes in a state energy law. Stenehjem is a commission member. The law orders utilities to assign higher costs to most future supplies of coal-generated electricity. Stenehjem contends the law is unconstitutional. Minnesota state Sen. Ellen Anderson disputes that....
  • Senate Weighs Final Push of Climate Bill

    02/22/2010 12:32:19 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 767+ views
    newsmax ^ | 22 Feb 2010 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON - A last-ditch attempt at passing a climate change bill begins in the Senate this week with senators mindful that time is running short and that approaches to the legislation still vary widely, according to sources. "We will present senators with a number of options when they get back from recess," said one Senate aide knowledgeable of the compromise legislation that is being developed. The goal is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists say threaten Earth. The options will be presented to three senators -- Democrat John Kerry, independent Joseph Lieberman and Republican...
  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • Snowed by Global Warming

    02/18/2010 7:42:04 AM PST · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 277+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 18, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Snowed by Global Warming Malcolm A. Kline, February 18, 2010 Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., showed why he is one of the educated elite when he pointed out that the record snowstorm that hit the Capital should not deter lawmakers from doing something about global warming. Recently, the president’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), held a conference on “The Global Implications of Climate Migration.” “It is inevitable that as global warming intensifies hurricanes, exacerbates drought, and adds to resource shortages, we will need to prepare for extreme conditions and responses, and this includes human migration,” CAP warns....
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow? Not since King Canute have government officials engaged in an exercise as futile as in 2007, when seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces got together to form something called the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2012. Leading the charge for the pact was California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who insisted, "We cannot wait for the United States government...
  • Will Californians Repeal Cap-And-Trade?

    01/15/2010 5:33:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 903+ views ^ | January 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: A California legislator pushes a November ballot initiative to free the state from the job-killing shackles of a 2006 law designed to fight climate change. The other choice is freezing in the unemployment line. At last report, California's unemployment rate was 12.3%, with 2.25 million residents looking for work. So one would assume the first rule of holes would apply — when you're in one, stop digging. Yet there was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger touting his state's green initiatives in Copenhagen as California barrels toward full implementation of its own version of job-killing cap-and-trade. "The desire and hope and desperate...