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  • Sen. Markey Pushes For $60M for CDC to Study ‘Epidemic of Gun Violence’

    06/09/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to authorize $60 million in taxpayer money to go to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for research on gun violence prevention. The measure, introduced last week, would give $10 million a year “for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2021 for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention under the Public Health Service Act.” “The epidemic of gun violence in America is not preordained, it is preventable,” Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) says in a press release. “In the 21st century, we should use research and advances in...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Dems want to mine for 'hate speech': Sen. Markey's legislation to monitor media and internet

    05/29/2014 7:02:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    One News Now ^ | 05/02/2014 | Chad Groening
    A pro-family organization is warning that "hate crime"-related legislation introduced on Capitol Hill could potentially squash free speech and create a "thought-controlled society." In mid-April, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) introduced a bill authorizing the government to monitor and analyze speech online, on television, and over the radio, with the aim of classifying it as hate speech under the government's own vague guidelines and then possibly charging the "offenders" with a hate crime. The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S. 2219) would create a comprehensive report of Internet and other telecommunications speech regarding gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual...
  • Big chill: Feds want to scour Net, media for 'hate speech'

    04/29/2014 6:05:01 AM PDT · by shove_it · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 28 Apr 2014 | AARON KLEIN
    If two Democratic lawmakers have their way, Barack Obama’s Justice Department will submit a report for action against any Internet sites, broadcast, cable television or radio shows determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.” This according to the text of a new bill from Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 “would create an updated comprehensive report examining the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation and create recommendations to address such crimes,” stated a news release...
  • Sharia in America: Democrats and Muslim Legislators seek to criminalize free speech

    04/22/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 04/21/2014 | Pamela Geller
    There is very dangerous legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that will finish the United States. The sharia bill calls for Islamic blasphemy laws — the criminalization of speech that offends or insults — who, exactly? Well, that is up to the enforcer, is it not? On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014″ (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the...
  • Democratic senators push for end to pre-employment credit checks ("women and minorities")

    12/18/2013 12:06:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 102 replies
    http://www.pottsmerc.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Danielle Douglas
    WASHINGTON — Hank Ronan knew he would get the job. He had sailed through three rounds of interviews and hit it off with the doctors at the diagnostic center in Annandale, Va., where he had applied to be a driver for $11 an hour. Shuttling patients to appointments was a world away from his 20 years as a software engineer, but it was the best that Ronan could find after being laid off in 2011. He was eager to get back to work and granted the doctor’s office permission to run a credit check. Ronan never heard back, he said...
  • US Senator Condemns Russia’s Gay Laws as Calls for Boycott Grow

    08/16/2013 9:32:27 AM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies
    http://en.rian.ru/ ^ | 08/16/2013 | Maria Young
    The newest US senator on Capitol Hill took aim at the Russian government this week, condemning what he called the country’s “hateful” new law on homosexuality, and asking Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak for assurances that American athletes and tourists at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be safe. The law bans the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” toward minors, a move that has outraged the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and its supporters in the United States and elsewhere. Proponents say it shields children from harmful influences.
  • Some Questions They Weren't Expecting

    06/11/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Ask Democrat Ed Markey or Republican Gabriel Gomez about guns or ObamaCare or each other's qualifications to be the next US senator from Massachusestts, and out come the canned talking points and put-downs that anyone following the Senate race quickly wearies of. But what if you toss them some questions from off the beaten path? I put some nonstandard queries to the two nominees, hoping their answers might be illuminating – or at least unexpected. Herewith excerpts from their replies. (The candidates' full responses are posted online: Click here for Markey's and here for Gomez's). 1. Are TV shows getting...
  • GOP Poll: Massachusetts Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    06/08/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 27 replies
    A Republican polling firm has found that the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate is in a dead heat. Democrat Ed Markey, the longtime congressman, leads Republican and first-time candidate Gabriel Gomez by just a point. According to McLaughlin and Associates, a firm that often works for Republican candidates, 45 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts support Markey, while 44 percent support Gomez and 11 percent remain undecided. The election is on June 25. Markey has long led Gomez in the polls, which is no surprise considering Massachusetts leans heavily Democratic. According to the Real Clear Politics average, which...
  • Video: Ed Markey demonstrates why the ‘Buffett Rule’ will never satisfy the Left

    06/05/2013 9:13:14 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 2 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/5/13 | David Freddoso
    ...what I think Markey demonstrates with his answer here is that many of the people advocating such a tax also thirst for more revenue from people making much less — such as Markey’s low six-figure salary as a member of Congress. He talks about raising the Alternative Minimum Tax — the original “Buffett Rule” tax, intended to hit a select few — which today hits the middle class in many parts of America that have a high cost of living...
  • Congressional Report: U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable To Attack By Iran

    05/23/2013 5:10:15 AM PDT · by Fennie · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 23, 2013
    Several major U.S. utilities are under "constant" cyberattack and haven't taken precautions to protect critical systems from Iran, North Korea and other adversaries, according to a congressional survey of more than 100 companies accounting for much of the nation's power system. The survey shows the nation's electrical grid remains "highly vulnerable" to attack after four years of failed efforts to pass major cyber-security legislation, according to an accompanying report. Industry trade groups, including the Edison Electric Institute, joined by Republicans in the Senate, opposed the bill, arguing minimum cyber-security standards would be out-of-date by the time they were implemented. "Our...
  • Massachusetts Voters: We Like Mike!

    04/06/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 17 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 4/6/2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    My Conservative Campaign Committee is in Boston filming ads in support of Michael Sullivan for U.S. Senate. I consistently heard the same glowing reviews of Mike's service from voters – a strong trustworthy man of character and principles. In the words of one voter, “Mike has a knack for showing up and setting things right”. It is also clear that Sullivan has been doing the right things over a long period of time as “proven” and “tested” kept coming up in conversations about Mike. Another voter shared that he has followed Mike Sullivan's career over the years and has been...
  • WBUR Poll: Markey, Sullivan Hold Primary Leads, But Many Are Undecided (Markey takes on the NRA)

    03/26/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WBUR ^ | March 26, 2013 | Fred Thys
    BOSTON — A new WBUR poll (PDFs – topline, crosstabs) of the special Massachusetts U.S. Senate election finds it wide open on both the Democratic and the Republican sides. U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, of Malden, leads his Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, of South Boston, by 11 percentage points. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, of Abington, has the lead over both Norfolk state Rep. Dan Winslow and Cohasset private equity manager Gabriel Gomez.
  • Ed Markey to run for Kerry’s Senate seat

    12/27/2012 4:28:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Markey, 66, has served in the House since 1976 and is the dean of the Massachusetts delegation. The veteran House member announced his decision in a statement, saying, “There is so much at stake.” “I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said. “I won’t allow the NRA to obstruct an assault weapons ban yet again. I will not sit back and allow oil and coal industry lobbyists to thwart our clean energy future or extremists to restrict women’s rights and health care.”
  • Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

    07/17/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 15, 2012 | Douglas Frantz
    The Obama administration has failed to meet a legal deadline for scanning all shipping containers for radioactive material before they reach the United States, a requirement aimed at strengthening maritime security and preventing terrorists from smuggling a nuclear device into any of the nation’s 300 sea and river ports. The Department of Homeland Security was given until this month to ensure that 100 percent of inbound shipping containers are screened at foreign ports. But the department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, informed Congress in May that she was extending a two-year blanket exemption to foreign ports because the screening is proving too...
  • After Layoffs, Execs Get Big Raises at Taxpayer-Funded A123 (Makes batteries for Fisker)

    02/16/2012 12:17:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | February 16, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    A taxpayer-funded electric vehicle battery company, that is considered in great danger due to its dependency on troubled EV company Fisker Automotive, has awarded its top executives big salary increases despite a steep downward trajectory in its stock price. Massachusetts-based A123 Systems -- whichreceived $279.1 million instimulus money from the Department of Energy, and up to $135 million in incentives from the State of Michigan -- boosted the base salaries of two vice presidents and its chief financial officer on February 8. Chief Financial Officer David Prystash was bumped 27 percent to $380,000; VP of Energy Solutions Robert Johnson’s...
  • Several Democrats attack State. Dept. pipeline finding

    08/27/2011 4:23:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Capitol Hill opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline are attacking the State Department’s finding that the proposed project will cause minimal environmental harm if managed properly.The State Department’s conclusion in an environmental analysis released Friday is a crucial step toward final federal approval of the 1,700-mile pipeline, which would bring crude from Alberta’s oil sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries.But the finding isn’t sitting well with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who called the analysis flawed, alleging the State Department failed to “adequately asses the real environmental impact.” The pipeline would run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and...
  • Dems gang up on Brown (Dems say Scott votes 87% with GOP)

    06/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/5/11 | Richard Weir
    Candidates lob shots during convention Open season on Scott Brown officially kicked off yesterday with five of the six Democratic candidates seeking to reclaim the “people’s seat” training their sights and barbs squarely on the freshman U.S. senator during speeches at their party’s state convention in Lowell. “When Ted Kennedy went behind closed doors with lawmakers and lobbyists, he always fought for us,” Bob Massie, the nonprofit executive who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1994, told some 3,000 Democratic delegates gathered on the floor of Tsongas Center. “When Scott Brown goes behind closed door with lawmakers and lobbyists and...
  • Dem Congressman: "We're In Libya Because Of Oil"

    03/21/2011 11:09:19 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 21, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "We're in Libya because of oil. And I think both Japan and the nuclear technology and this dependence we have on imported oil have both once again highlighted the need for the United States to have a renewable energy agenda going forward," Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said on MSNBC.
  • Obama's Energy Policy Faces Pressure

    03/16/2011 2:45:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 16, 2011. | JONATHAN WEISMAN And STEPHEN POWER
    WASHINGTON—Japan's nuclear disaster is putting new pressure on President Barack Obama's energy strategy, which has relied on calls to expand nuclear power to win support for a broader effort to promote alternatives to coal and oil. On Tuesday, the White House resisted calls from Democratic congressional leaders for a special review of U.S. nuclear-plant safety in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis—a move similar to one ordered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Tuesday called for reviews of U.S. nuclear-plant safety. Rep....
  • The Muppets' Spendthrift Lobby

    02/18/2011 5:15:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 18, 2011 | Staff
    Puppet Pork: If you wonder why it's hard to cut spending, consider the throng of U.S congressmen lining up with Arthur the Aardvark to defend PBS funding from budget cutters. A $14 trillion deficit doesn't tickle us, Elmo. It wasn't an episode of "Sesame Street," but it might have been. There on the Capitol steps was Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., accompanied by fellow Democratic Reps. Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Nita Lowey of New York and Betty McCollum of Minnesota, with a bevy of Muppets to fight against cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's budget. "This is an ideological...
  • Markey Unqualified to Serve in Congress; Dembrowski charges Markey as “Undocumented Congressman”

    10/17/2010 6:01:22 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Fleming and Hayes ^ | 10/07/10 | Dembrowski Campaign
    Malden, MA. … Today Dr. Gerry Dembrowski charged Edward Markey of violating the US Constitution Article 1 Section 2 regarding his residency requirements to serve in the US House of Representatives. “Campaigning throughout the district, I kept hearing the same complaint about Ed Markey”, stated Dembrowski, “he is never seen and he does not live in the state. This past Saturday I canvassed Markey’s neighborhood and found that his neighbors never see him and he does not live there.”
  • Rep. Markey (D): SHAREHOLDERS Should Be Punished Until BP Pays Up

    06/14/2010 10:58:40 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies · 591+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) on who should be receiving revenue: "I think we have to put the victims at the top of the list and the shareholders and the bondholders down below them. And I don't think there will be any debate about that. And if there is a shareholder that actually holds that position, then if you kick them in the heart, you break your toe. It is there company, they invested in it and unfortunately they did so not in good times, but in as bad times as well."
  • The Left's War Against 'Big Oil' Continues

    04/21/2010 12:30:12 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 130+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-21-10 | Bob McCarty
    The economic impact of the 1995 Deep Water Royalty Relief Act is huge as are the consequences that would result from its modification or repeal by Congress.
  • Excise Tax Loses Support Amid White House Push

    02/16/2010 5:01:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 358+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 16, 2010 | Robert Pear
    An agreement to tax high-cost, employer-sponsored health insurance plans, announced with fanfare by the White House and labor unions last month, is losing support from labor leaders, who say the proposal is too high a price to pay for the limited health care package they expect to emerge from Congress. But the White House is still urging Congress to adopt the excise tax as a way to help pay for President Obama’s ambitious health care proposals. With support for the tax eroding, Congressional leaders are searching for alternative sources of revenue. The search has some urgency because Mr. Obama has...
  • Markey praises Obama budget proposal

    02/01/2010 2:56:34 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 334+ views
    Medford Transcript (MA) ^ | February 1, 2010
    U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., chair of twin energy and climate panels in the House, issued the following statement today after the Obama administration released the details of its budget request for Fiscal Year 2011. “With this common sense budget, President Obama is making the tough choices necessary to protect middle-class families, revive our economy and lay the foundation for a clean energy economy that will put people back to work in clean energy jobs,” said Markey. “To create lasting prosperity, we need to create clean energy jobs here in America, so that we can take on China and...
  • Get The Frackin' Gas

    12/22/2009 5:25:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,773+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An oil company wants to invest its profits in clean-burning American natural gas. A Hungarian billionaire and a "green" politician want to stop it. This is the real Climate-gate scandal. While the greenies of the world united in Copenhagen to talk about the weather, emitting a Third World-country-size chunk of greenhouse gases to gather there, the world's largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, was doing something about it. On Dec. 14, Exxon agreed to buy XTO Energy, a natural gas firm, in a deal valued at $41 billion. XTO is one of the leaders in something called "fracking" technology, in...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • The End Is Near — Not!

    09/22/2009 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Not only did that not happen in the cool summer of...
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...
  • Cap-And-Trade Is Refinery Killer

    08/25/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,936+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: A new study shows that Waxman-Markey will increase prices at the pump, deepen our dependence on foreign oil and shred our ability to turn crude into gasoline. Even fuel-efficient cars will still need fuel.Oil may bubble up out of the ground, but gasoline does not. It's made in those ugly little NIMBY places called refineries we are loath to build anymore because we're too busy trying to save the Earth rather than our economy and American jobs. When Hurricane Katrina shut down 20% of our refining capacity in a single day and raised gas prices in a single...
  • Capping Jobs

    08/13/2009 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 892+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The administration likes to defend bad policies with analogies to the post office. New studies from a business group and the administration itself confirm that cap-and-trade belongs in the dead-letter bin.Along with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Rep. Ed Markey likens the cost of the Waxman-Markey cap-and trade bill to "about a postage stamp a day," based on estimates made by the Congressional Budget Office and the EPA. But as we and others have shown, they arrive at this magical number in part by ignoring the hit on gross domestic product and employment that will occur. As Garret Vaughan, economist...
  • Rep. Ed Markey - MA - Recess Constituent Meetings or Forums??

    08/03/2009 1:44:49 PM PDT · by rightwingwoman · 8 replies · 1,029+ views
    Does anyone know if Ed Markey is planning on meeting with constituents or holding a town hall meeting during the Aug 09 recess?
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/16/2009 5:24:24 AM PDT · by DB9 · 9 replies · 1,555+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2009 | unknown (IBD editorial)
    Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org) By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and...
  • Sarah Palin: Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap And Tax" Article

    07/16/2009 7:22:08 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 2,216+ views
    Facebook ^ | July 15, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap and Tax" Article Yesterday at 7:20pm The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and the political arm of George...
  • EPA Cover-Up

    07/16/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 764+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 16, 2009 | Walter Williams
    On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a narrow margin (219-212), passed the Waxman-Markey bill. The so-called “cap and trade” bill has been sold as a system for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the struggle against global warming. There’s a full-court press on the U.S. Senate to pass its version of “cap and trade”...The Obama administration’s EPA sees the increasing evidence against global warming as a threat to their agenda and has taken desperate measures. About a week before the House vote on “cap and trade,” the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released some EPA e-mails, demonstrating...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • EPA Cover-Up

    07/15/2009 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 648+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's what I wrote in last year's column titled "Global Warming Rope-a-Dope" (12/24/2008): "Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming. Personally, I would not put it past them to write more." On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by...
  • Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster

    06/25/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 28 replies · 2,146+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump...As we've said before, capping emissions is capping economic growth. An analysis of Waxman-Markey by the Heritage Foundation projects that by 2035 it would reduce aggregate gross domestic product by $7.4 trillion. In an average year, 844,000 jobs would be destroyed, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by almost 2 million. Consumers would pay through the nose as electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, as President Obama once...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • CBO Lowballs Waxman-Markey Cost

    07/13/2009 6:06:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 737+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2009
    Climate Change: Supporters of economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation not only misquote the Congressional Budget Office's report lowballing the costs. They ignore how CBO cooked the books to get its numbers.We have often cited the CBO in our editorials. It's a nonpartisan entity whose staffers normally do a decent job analyzing data and crunching numbers. But as regards the true cost of climate change legislation, they have fallen victim to the computer-age trap: garbage in, garbage out. In recent weeks, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos twice misquoted a CBO analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill that claims that we can save the...
  • Only Warming Is On The Left (Mark Kirk And The GOP's Cap-And-Traitors)

    06/29/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,784+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | Jun | Investors Business Daily
    Climate Change: A switch of four Republican votes would have defeated Waxman-Markey, the Democrats' global warming legislation. But like the Clinton Btu tax, the bill could die in the Senate and turn the House over to the GOP. What were these RINOs thinking? The GOP is supposed to be the party of low taxes and free markets. Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter...Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, who has senatorial ambitions to replace the choice of impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, demonstrates why GOP fortunes in the Land...
  • Global Warming Overreach

    04/23/2009 8:17:38 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 4 replies · 783+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2009 | Kimberly Strassel
    Congressman Henry Waxman played to the crowds this week with high-profile hearings designed to boost his climate legislation. To listen to the Energy and Commerce committee chair, a House global warming bill is all but in the recyclable bag. To listen to Congressman Jim Matheson is something else. During opening statements, the Utah Democrat detailed 14 big problems he had with the bill, and told me later that if he hadn't been limited to five minutes, "I might have had more." Mr. Matheson is one of about 10 moderate committee Democrats who are less than thrilled with the Waxman climate...
  • Reckless 'Endangerment' (Obama EPA plays hardball with global warming legislation)

    04/23/2009 8:15:31 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama's global warming agenda has been losing support in Congress, but why let an irritant like democratic consent interfere with saving the world? So last Friday the Environmental Protection Agency decided to put a gun to the head of Congress and play cap-and-trade roulette with the U.S. economy. The pistol comes in the form of a ruling that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that threatens the public and therefore must be regulated under the 1970 Clean Air Act. This so-called "endangerment finding" sets the clock ticking on a vast array of taxes and regulation that EPA will have...
  • Global Warming Bonehead Of The Day

    05/28/2008 1:10:35 PM PDT · by bocopar · 26 replies · 485+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/28/08 | Bob Parks
    This HAS to go to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey... WASHINGTON (May 28, 2008) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a revolutionary new global warming bill today that would reduce global warming pollution according to scientific targets, reinvest any revenue back to American workers and technology, and would re-establish America as a leader in solving the globe’s greatest challenge, climate change. “I am here today because the chorus for change is deafening. The time for action is now. We must cap pollution, we must invest in consumers, jobs and the technology of tomorrow, and America must lead the world in...
  • Cops called to rowdy political forum (Moonbat Alert!)

    02/04/2008 7:32:14 AM PST · by afortiori · 24 replies · 81+ views
    The MetroWest Daily News ^ | Feb 04, 2008 | Danielle Ameden
    FRAMINGHAM - Five policemen responded to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey's open forum the Memorial Building yesterday after the politically charged crowd got rowdy, discussing impeachment and whether President George W. Bush helped orchestrate the 9/11 attacks. No arrests were made, but tempers boiled and ``Shut ups!'' were shouted inside the Blumer Community Room with its standing-room only crowd. The audience nearly got hostile when David Pierce of Arlington brought up the Sept. 11 commission and the whether the Twin Towers were taken down in attacks ``perpetuated by government.'' He called for an impartial independent criminal investigation into 9/11 as audience...
  • It's Going To Be Another Vietnam (Bring Them Home When?)

    02/16/2007 11:30:39 AM PST · by Republican Red · 27 replies · 1,319+ views
    Check out this genius from the Floor of the House on the War Debate. Mr. Speaker, it is time to pull our troops out . . . . The longer we stay in . . . the more chance we have of being sucked into another Vietnam in that region. The longer we stay in . . . the less credibility we have with neighbors in the hemisphere that we are a nation of peace, not an invading force. Mr. Speaker, we can argue another day about how our troops got [there], but I do not think anyone wants them...
  • Pelosi: Democrats Will Target 'Big Oil'

    12/27/2006 4:51:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies · 1,646+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies. That's only one legislative hit the oil industry is expected to take next year as a Congress run by Democrats is likely to show little sympathy to the cash-rich, high-profile business. Whether the issue is rolling tax breaks - some approved by Congress only 18 months ago - pushing for more use of ethanol and other biofuels instead of gasoline, or investigations into shortfalls in royalty payments to the government, oil industry lobbyists...