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  • Shuttered nuclear plant marks retirement milestone

    07/25/2013 6:50:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 25, 2013 | Associated Press
    Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor... Southern California Edison announced last month it was closing the twin-reactor plant between Los Angeles and San Diego. That ended a long and costly battle with environmentalists over whether it was safe to operate. Removing the fuel clears the way for operator Edison to formally surrender the plant’s operating license to federal regulators.
  • McCain: 'Foolish' to write off Rubio as 2016 contender

    07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it would be "foolish" to write of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential chances, despite the hit absorbed by the Florida lawmaker from conservatives upset with his championing of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rubio and McCain served as two of the primary GOP negotiators in the Senate's "Gang of Eight," which crafted the upper chamber's bipartisan reform bill. “I think it’s just foolish,” McCain told The Arizona Republic in an interview Friday. “I’m not endorsing anyone, but I can tell you Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle. And...
  • Top secret: $80B a year for food stamps, but feds won’t reveal what’s purchased

    06/25/2012 11:03:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24,2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Americans spend $80 billion each year financing food stamps for the poor, but the country has no idea where or how the money is spent. Food stamps can be spent on goods ranging from candy to steak and are accepted at retailers from gas stations that primarily sell potato chips to fried-chicken restaurants. And as the amount spent on food stamps has more than doubled in recent years, the amount of food stamps laundered into cash has increased dramatically, government statistics show. As a result, fraud is hard to track and the efficacy of the massive program is impossible to...
  • GSA official’s wife accompanied him on trips at taxpayer expense

    04/18/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT · by magellan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010 | Lisa Rein
    The senior government executive who organized the lavish Las Vegas conference at the center of a General Services Administration spending scandal took dozens of trips for the agency. The boss's wife accompanied him on some of them — and taxpayers picked up the tab. Deborah Neely wasn't always just sharing husband Jeffrey E. Neely's hotel rooms at resorts from Las Vegas to the Pacific islands. She handled party arrangements, directed event planners to spend government money and arranged lodging for relatives on the GSA trip to Las Vegas in 2010, an unusual role revealed in transcripts of interviews that the...
  • Obama's America: Why Black Grievance Will Never End

    04/11/2012 4:42:08 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 58 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When I was 12 years old, I used to play tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I forget, said, "Selwyn doesn't like black people." This raised my eyebrows. You see, I had never really thought about the man one way or the other. And what occupied my mind were forehands, backhands, topspin, and volleys, not race. So the only thing I could figure was that I was probably in a funk one day and didn't hear and acknowledge a greeting he...
  • Why the real unemployment rate is 15.6% (1-6-12)

    02/19/2012 10:20:03 AM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 1-2012 | Mathur and Jensen
    Aparna Mathur, Matthew H. Jensen | Tracking the unreported (15.6%) unemployed January 06, 2012 In case you missed it, AEI economist Aparna Mathur and economic researcher Matt Jensen find that: The official US unemployment rate hovers around 8.6 percent (8.5 % as of today), but a better measure of the real jobless rate is called the “U-6” which stands at 15.6 percent (15.2 percent as of today). The U-6 rate includes those that would still like a job and have looked for work in the last twelve months, not just the last four weeks. That means the number of Americans...
  • The Passing of Hillary's 1960s Mentor

    10/10/2011 2:13:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 10/10/2011 | Mark Tooley
    The obits have ignored their ties, but this former president of the SDS who saved her from Goldwater conservatism. The 1960s-era radical Carl Oglesby, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, died several weeks ago, earning many respectful obituaries. Almost none, excepting the New Republic's, seemed to cite his formative influence on a young Hillary Clinton. In a 1994 Newsweek interview about her Methodist faith, the then First Lady revealed that Oglesby's 1966 screed against the Vietnam War, published in a Methodist youth magazine, had deeply shaped her. Her new stance on Vietnam shifted her from a Goldwater conservative...
  • Obama’s New Economic Advisor Advocated Value Added Tax

    08/30/2011 12:55:50 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/29/2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington ( – President Barack Obama’s nominee to chair the President’s Council of Economic Advisors has supported a European-style consumption tax that taxes every stage of production for a good or service, a policy generally called a Value Added Tax, or VAT. Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist, called for the Value Added Tax in a commentary for the New York Times in January 2009. The White House, however, has said that President Obama would not consider such a tax. “Why not pass a 5 percent consumption tax to take effect two years from now? There are many different ways...
  • Secret WH memo: Why aren’t any high schools asking Obama to speak at commencement this year?

    03/08/2011 7:29:49 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Allahpundit
    Is there any sadder testament to the fading magic of Hopenchange than this? Reading it, I actually felt sorry for the guy. Any high school principals out there in the HA audience have time to throw together an application and reassure The One that kids still love him? And by “love him,” I mean “will happily sit through a speech/photo op in lieu of having to go to class.” The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal...
  • U.S. ready to back bigger EU stability fund-official (US Taxpayers to Bail Out Europe)

    12/01/2010 10:08:33 AM PST · by mojito · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/1/2010 | Unattributed
    The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday. "There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the European stability fund. "It is up to the Europeans. We will certainly support using the IMF in these circumstances." "There are obviously some severe market problems," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. [....] The IMF, whose biggest single...
  • Appeals panel considers whether Obama is even American

    06/29/2010 7:06:51 PM PDT · by Man50D · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Three judges on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are beginning to review a case that alleges Barack Obama is not eligible to be president – in fact, he may not even be American. Arguments earlier had been scheduled for June 29 in the dispute, but a court order recently cancelled the hearing and instead announced the case would be decided based on the merits of the legal briefs submitted by attorneys. A document from court clerk Marcia Waldron said the case will be decided by Judge Dolores Sloviter, who was appointed by Jimmy Carter; Maryanne Trump Barry, who...
  • Obama vows veto of any bill to fund 2d F-35 engine

    05/30/2010 8:42:42 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 860+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2010 | By Jim Wolf
    President Barack Obama said on Friday he would veto any legislation to fund, over Pentagon protests, a controversial second engine program for the multinational F-35 fighter aircraft. Obama's comments came just minutes after the House of Representatives adopted its version of a fiscal 2011 defense spending bill that included $485 million to keep the alternate engine alive for competitive reasons. The House, by a 229-186 vote, gave final passage to the measure that authorized a $726 billion budget for the Pentagon and other national defense spending. The alternate, interchangeable engine is being built by a joint venture of General Electric...
  • Almost A Quarter of Republicans Think Obama 'May Be The Antichrist' As 14 States Sue Over...

    03/24/2010 9:45:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies · 1,403+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 24, 2010 | David Gardner
    Almost A Quarter of Republicans Think Obama 'May Be The Antichrist' As 14 States Sue Over Healthcare Reforms DAVID GARDNER 24th March 2010 Americans who suggest Barack Obama should rot in hell are apparently deadly serious. Nearly a quarter of Republicans believe the Democrat president 'may be the Antichrist', according to a survey. An even greater number compared him to Hitler. Mr Obama was jubilant this week after securing his £626billion healthcare reform plan. But his triumph seems only to have inflamed his critics among the evangelical Christians from America's heartland who kept George Bush in power for eight years...
  • The Immigrant Gang Plague

    07/18/2004 5:03:38 PM PDT · by primeval patriot · 94 replies · 5,384+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2004 | Heather Mac Donald
    City Journal The Immigrant Gang Plague Heather Mac Donald        Summer 2004 Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. “Upward and onward” is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.“Most of the people I used to hang out with when I first came to the school have dropped out,” observes Jackie, a vivacious illegal alien from Guatemala. “Others got kicked out or got into drugs. Five graduated,...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Activists Have Launched a Religious War

    03/16/2004 10:35:53 AM PST · by mrustow · 82 replies · 445+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 16 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Seeing Rosie O’Donnell condemn President Bush just after she “married” her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, was bizarre in a tiresome sort of way. O’Donnell claimed, “We were inspired to come here by the sitting president and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made.”If O’Donnell had any sense of humor or irony, she would look at herself and say, “Gee, for such a tolerant, open-minded person, I sure do condemn and vituperate an awful lot, especially on what should have been the happiest day of my life.”Maybe I’m some sort of pervert, but I don’t recall bearing anyone in the...

    12/17/2002 6:27:05 AM PST · by Apolitical · 49 replies · 263+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | December 17, 2002 | Murray Soupcoff (The Iconoclast)
    ICONOCLAST DAILY NOTEBOOK.... Advice To Trent Lott: Quit While We're All Ahead.... December 17, 2002: What's with the liberal-left? Never have so few individuals with so many good intentions created so much misery for so many people they wanted to help. After all, it was pioneering liberal-left social engineers who came up with the not-so-creative idea of fighting poverty in American slums by ripping down existing for-profit rental housing and replacing the existing rental stock with the cold, massive, impersonal concrete edifices we now know as public housing projects -- the subsequent equivalent of urban hell for generations of the...