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  • 'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire

    12/26/2017 10:45:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules. In one case, agencies determined the research used to prop up a ban on a particular pesticide was questionable. On another front, the Environmental Protection Agency never complied with a congressional subpoena for the data used to justify most Obama administration air quality rules. “EPA regulations are based on secret data developed in the 1990s,” Steve Milloy, who served on President Trump’s EPA transition team, told...
  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

    08/07/2017 4:28:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy. The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws. The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal...
  • Cue the Protests: Philly Theater Company to Stage Musical Comedy About Abortion

    07/08/2017 7:49:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies ^ | 7/05/17 | By Victor Fiorillo
    Normally, when we get a press release from a local theater company about its latest work, the press release includes, you know, the name of the play. But Philly theater company Lightning Rod Special bucked that trend this week went they sent us a notice announcing its musical comedy about abortion, which debuts in August at the Painted Bride. “We were going with ‘Fetus Chorus,’” explains co-creator Alice Yorke, pictured below. “But there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. The best comment we got was, ‘I understand you want to provoke your audience, but do you want to...
  • MSM Caught Lying AGAIN Claims That Anti-Trump Propaganda Group Are Neo-Nazi Fighers

    06/23/2017 4:43:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Lucian Wintrich
    On January 13, 2017, Homeland Security announced grants made by the outgoing, Obama-led, Homeland administration in an effort to focus its attention on countering radical Islam. One of the groups was “Life After Hate”. The outgoing Obama administration awarded Life After Hate $400,000. All they do is bash Trump and push anti-#MAGA propaganda. The Gateway Pundit previously reported: “The chairman of Life After Hate, Christian Picciolini, has published tweets for months calling for the Trump administration to be overthrown. In light of his group receiving $400,000 this year from Homeland and the current Homeland administration reevaluating such grants, these treasonous...
  • Prominent Anti-Trump Group has Received More than $20 Million in Government Grants

    05/31/2017 9:54:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/31/2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Make the Road New York is closely involved in a number of anti-Trump campaigns! A prominent liberal activist group that is closely involved with anti-Trump campaigns has been awarded more than $20 million in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2002, according to a review of the organization's Form 990s. Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with 19,000 dues-paying members, has been actively involved with anti-Trump campaigns and is closely linked to an organization that is spearheading a new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span across 32 states. {..snip..}
  • Huma Abedin's family under federal investigation

    04/27/2017 9:42:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 72 replies
    WND ^ | April 27, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    While Hillary Clinton loyal aide Huma Abedin was reportedly sidelined in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign as a result of Abedin’s husband’s child-porn scandal, she was potentially an even greater liability than known. It turns out Anthony Weiner wasn’t the only family member under investigation. In fact, the U.S. Justice Department has been actively prosecuting two other Abedin family members – for conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud – and she along with the State Department, where she previously worked for Clinton, are mentioned in the federal case, court records show. Other documents reveal the same allegedly...
  • 'Science' marchers demand their 'right' to the taxpayer teat

    04/23/2017 6:28:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 4/23/2017 | Ed Straker
    Are you against government-funded science? If you are, you must be against all science! That's the conclusion of a large number of parasites and freaks who went to giant costume parties all around the world dressed in white coats to give themselves a patina of authority. Here are some of the dumbest things that were said at those rallies: Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, [said] “Science matters and without science wildlife have no chance for survival...." Really? How did wildlife survive before there was "science"? Here's what retired astronaut Leland Melvin said: "’s a beautiful...
  • How big government hides its enormous growth

    02/28/2017 3:01:29 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | George F. Will
    So, since 1960, federal spending, adjusted for inflation, has quintupled and federal undertakings have multiplied like dandelions, but the federal civilian workforce has expanded only negligibly, to approximately what it was when Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952. Does this mean that “big government” is not really big? And that by doing much more with not many more employees it has accomplished prodigies of per-worker productivity? John J. Dilulio Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania and the Brookings Institution, says: Hardly. Since 1960, the number of state and local government employees has tripled to more than 18 million, a growth...
  • California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California’s history of floods and droughts gives a fine example — if we listen to the US Geological Survey’s reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. ” A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings [ Colorado]

    07/27/2016 6:58:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kim Monson
    Something very courageous happened at a recent Douglas County commissioners’ hearing. Colorado Community Media reported that at a June 28 hearing, Commissioners Roger Partridge and David Weaver voted “no” to accepting federal Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies. In the past, CDBG funds have been distributed to a variety of nonprofit and non-governmental entities throughout Douglas County. Both commissioners voiced their concerns of the far-reaching rules, regulations and compliance requirements hidden deep within HUD’s updated CDBG application. Included in HUD’s application are two things that should cause each of us to pause. The first is the...
  • US grants went to group trying to oust Netanyahu, Senate finds

    07/12/2016 4:27:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 12, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    State Department grants that were supposed to aid peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians also helped an effort to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Senate investigation confirmed Tuesday. Nearly $350,000 in grants were awarded to OneVoice, a US- and UK-based nonprofit that helped another group, Victory15, an Israeli PAC that led a get-out-the-vote drive aimed at electing “anybody but Bibi [Netanyahu]” in the 2015 election, according to the report by the Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations.
  • No federal funding for two Baltimore transportation projects

    07/06/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 6, 2016 | Michael Dresser and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore came up empty-handed Wednesday when the federal government turned down Maryland's request for $231 million to fund two large transportation projects. The state had been seeking $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment at the 160-acre Port Covington site in South Baltimore where Sagamore Development wants to build a mixed-use project with a new Under Armour corporate campus, housing, retail and more. The state also came up short on its bid for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel, which...
  • Obamacare Grant Scandal: Congress Awakes!

    11/11/2015 4:00:33 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Catron
    Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of Obamacare start-up grants by certain states. Congress yawned. Later, the Obama administration illegally rewrote the law’s limitations on how these funds could be spent. Our elected representatives remained inert. In August, a few Senators bestirred themselves enough to write to the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning how he planned to recoup grants from failed exchanges. The House still snored. Even after state skullduggery involving the grants was reported in this space on September 14, and subsequently by other...

    10/03/2015 1:25:24 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | James Delingpole
    The plan by climate alarmists to have other scientists imprisoned for their ‘global warming’ skepticism is backfiring horribly, and the chief alarmist is now facing a House investigation into what has been called “the largest science scandal in US history.”
  • UMass-Amherst professor defends her gov't-funded duck genitalia research

    04/05/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    he past few days, the Internet has been filled with commentary on whether the National Science Foundation should have paid for my study on duck genitalia, and 88.7 percent of respondents to a Fox news online poll agreed that studying duck genitalia is wasteful government spending. The commentary supporting and decrying the study continues to grow. As the lead investigator in this research, I would like to weigh in on the controversy and offer some insights into the process of research funding by the NSF. My research on bird genitalia was originally funded in 2005, during the Bush administration. Thus...
  • Healthcare ‘Navigators’ Awarded $67M By Feds

    09/08/2015 10:13:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 8, 2015 | 12:53 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced grant awards totaling $67 million to healthcare navigator efforts over the next three years. The awards come before the upcoming third year of Affordable Care Act enrollment starting November 1, 2015. CMS awarded funds to 100 organizations in 34 states that operate Federally Facilitated Marketplaces and State Partnership Marketplaces with three-year long Marketplace Navigator grants. …
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...