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  • John, not Mark, touts Warner in TV ad

    10/14/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 10/14/14 | James Hohmann
    John Warner, the retired Republican senator, has cut a strong testimonial commercial endorsing Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for reelection, becoming the latest former member of the chamber to make an appearance in this year’s elections. The younger Warner challenged the elder Warner, no relation, back in 1996. But they became closer over the years and developed a good working relationship when Mark Warner became governor in 2002. Mark Warner picked up his seat six years ago upon John Warner’s retirement. This is the first time John Warner, now 87, has either endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia...
  • With Senate at Stake, Two Ex-GOP Senators Endorse Democrats

    01/29/2014 5:48:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Fund
    With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, a single seat may determine who has the majority. That’s why Republicans should find it disconcerting that two of their establishment lions have broken ranks and are backing Democratic candidates in competitive races. The latest apostate is former senator John Warner of Virginia, who announced this week he is backing incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner for reelection. He is thus giving the back of his hand to former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, a former George W. Bush adviser, who has a decent shot at winning and is no wild-eyed...
  • AP NewsBreak: Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner endorses Dem (moderates helping democrats)

    01/27/2014 11:30:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 1/27/14 | Larry O'Dell
    <p>Former Republican Sen. John W. Warner on Monday endorsed his Democratic successor over a past national GOP chairman in the race for the U.S. Senate seat he held for 30 years.</p> <p>Warner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he is supporting Sen. Mark Warner, who is being challenged by Ed Gillespie in November's election. The Warners are not related.</p>
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Pew Environment Group Launches Project (Mark Warner, R)

    07/25/2009 12:30:25 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 6 replies · 414+ views
    Pew Charitable Trusts ^ | 25 July 09 | Pew Charitable Trusts
    Pew Environment Group Launches Project to Highlight Link Between National Security, Energy, Climate Change The Pew Charitable Trusts has announced a new project designed to gather and share with the public viewpoints on the critical links between national security, energy, and global warming. Former Senator John Warner (R-VA) will work the Pew Environment Group on the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate, which will bring together science and military policy experts to examine new strategies for combating climate change, protecting national security, increasing energy independence, and preserving the nation's natural resources. Warner will work exclusively with state and...
  • Gore, Gingrich return to debate on unequal terms

    04/25/2009 1:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 889+ views
    Once powerful rivals and leaders in their own parties, Al Gore and Newt Gingrich were anything but equal in their return Friday to Capitol Hill to debate the very future of Planet Earth. The Democrats running the House made sure of it. This time, the face of the 1994 Republican Revolution wasn't allowed to share the stage with Gore, the Democrats' Nobel-and-Oscar-winning hero. Instead, Gingrich waited his turn before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in an anteroom, as Gore and his on-camera partner, retired Sen. John Warner of Virginia, appeared first. Yes, Warner is a Republican, but he earned...
  • Beware of Cap and Trade Climate Bills

    02/26/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 549+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 6, 2007 | by Ben Lieberman
    America's Climate Security Act of 2007 (S. 2191), sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA), is the latest and fastest-moving "cap and trade" bill introduced in Congress this year. All such climate change measures warrant careful scrutiny, as they would likely increase energy costs and do considerably more economic harm than environmental good. A Costly Proposition These measures would set a limit, or cap, on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. The effect of such a cap would be to impose rationing of coal, oil, and natural gas on the American economy. Each covered utility, oil...
  • John Warner: 30 years in U.S. Senate

    12/21/2008 4:53:45 PM PST · by King of Card Games · 42 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 21, 2008 | Tyler Whitley
    WASHINGTON The reminders of public service are coming out of the office of Sen. John Warner, who leaves the Senate on Jan. 3 after 30 years: A chair used by Teddy Roosevelt at a peace conference in 1905. An oil painting by Winston Churchill. A metal fragment of a Scud missile. A stone from the ancient Roman Senate. Pictures with presidents and admirals. Colorful still lifes by Warner himself. A mounted smallmouth bass. Battle flags. The resolution, drafted by Warner, to go to war against Iraq in the first Gulf War. The office overlooking the Capitol from the Russell Senate...
  • U.S. Sen. John Warner declines to endorse Jim Gilmore (Upset over Gilmore's criticism of Bailout)

    10/05/2008 4:08:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 697+ views ^ | October 5, 2008 | By Warren Fiske
    Retiring U.S. Sen. John Warner on Saturday voiced disappointment in fellow Republican Jim Gilmore's efforts to succeed him this fall and declined to endorse him. Instead, Warner suggested that he may wind up backing Democrat Mark Warner in the race. The two Warners are not related. John Warner took exception to Gilmore's strong condemnation of a $700 billion Wall Street rescue package that was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday and signed by President Bush. "I'm disappointed that he spoke against the rescue package that's vital to Virginia and vital to the nation," John Warner said during a...
  • GOP's Warner Hesitant to Back Gilmore, Citing Bailout Stance (Warner voted for Bailout)

    10/05/2008 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 478+ views ^ | Sunday, October 5, 2008 | By Tim Craig
    RICHMOND, Oct. 4 -- Retiring Sen. John W. Warner said Saturday that he has not decided whether to vote for the Republican seeking to replace him, citing James S. Gilmore III's opposition to the $700 billion federal bailout of the credit markets. In a conference call with reporters, Warner (R-Va.) held out the possibility that he will vote for Democrat Mark R. Warner. The two Warners, who are unrelated, ran against each other in a 1996 Senate campaign but have since become friends. "I'm watching that race, following the positions of the two candidates," John Warner said. "There are cases...
  • John Warner might vote for Democrat (does this surprise anyone?)

    10/04/2008 4:01:21 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 22 replies · 556+ views ^ | 10/4/08 | Mike Allen
    John Warner might vote for Democrat By MIKE ALLEN | 10/4/08 1:55 PM EDT Text Size: Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him. Mark Warner, who went on to become a popular governor, is running to succeed John Warner in the Senate. Mark Warner’s opponent is another former governor, James S. Gilmore III, a Republican who has received little support from the state’s power structure and lags by 26 points...
  • John Warner might vote for Democrat

    10/04/2008 11:03:36 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 775+ views
    John Warner might vote for Democrat By MIKE ALLEN | 10/4/08 1:55 PM EDT Retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) beat his Democratic opponent, Mark R. Warner, by 6 percentage points in the Old Dominion’s “Warner vs. Warner” race of 1996. Now, he might cross party lines and vote for him. Mark Warner, who went on to become a popular governor, is running to succeed John Warner in the Senate. Mark Warner’s opponent is another former governor, James S. Gilmore III, a Republican who has received little support from the state’s power structure and lags by 26 points in a...
  • Sen. Warner avoids backing would-be GOP successor

    08/08/2008 10:19:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 219+ views ^ | 06/04/08 | By J. Taylor Rushing and Aaron Blake
    A sitting senator resisting to back the party’s choice to succeed him would be extraordinary in itself, but Warner’s seat also is a top target for Democrats next year looking to increase its majority in the Senate. The once-reliably Republican commonwealth has gradually been tilting toward the Democratic column in recent years. Junior senator Jim Webb (D) surprised many by narrowly defeating incumbent Republican George Allen in 2006, for example. Warner has history with both of his potential successors. Democrat Mark Warner, Virginia’s governor from 2002 to 2006, narrowly lost to the senator in a 1996 bid for his seat....
  • Let’s all say it: ‘I can drive 55’ (Useful Idiot Alert)

    08/06/2008 12:15:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies · 109+ views
    News Times ^ | Aug. 6, 2008
    When John Warner revved up an idea to look into the possibility of reactivating a national speed limit on federal highways – reminiscent of the action taken during the energy crisis of the 1970s – the U.S. Senator from Virginia hit on a plan that has real merit in relation to today’s crippling escalation of fuel prices and the nation’s unhealthy reliance on foreign oil. Slowing down makes sense on several fronts: • Driving at even a few miles per hour less than 65 mph increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles and reduces gas and diesel consumption. Across the nation,...
  • Americans can fend for selves

    08/05/2008 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 115+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 5, 2008 | Editorial
    The government class — liberals and self-styled conservatives alike — seems incapable of grasping that Americans can solve the problems of the day simply by acting in their own interests. Thus does government always feel the urge to "do something" even when the public manifestly has "done something." When it comes to cutting fuel consumption in times of high prices, soaring demand and increasingly unreliable supply, you might say that train already has left the station. The numbers are staggering. Through May, Americans drove 50 billion fewer miles in 2008 than in the corresponding period in 2007, says the Federal...
  • 'Gays' crossing the Delaware? Attempt to welcome open homosexuals into Armed Forces

    07/19/2008 12:04:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 73 replies · 156+ views ^ | 7/19/08 | Star Parker
    The House Armed Services Committee has scheduled the first hearings to review the "don't ask don't tell" law since it was enacted in 1993 under President Clinton. The law disqualifies homosexuals from serving in the military. Individuals are deemed homosexual, according to this law, if they publicly state so. However, the military is prohibited from asking. Thus, "don't ask don't tell." Activists are now pushing for change to allow homosexuals to serve openly. The discussion we can anticipate will be technical. Does the presence of openly homosexual soldiers undermine "cohesiveness" of units, morale and discipline? How would retention rates of...
  • McCain Drops Cap and Trade?

    07/12/2008 8:34:58 AM PDT · by Need4Truth · 57 replies · 81+ views ^ | July 10, 2008 | Lawrence Kudlow
    After writing favorably about Sen. McCain’s recent economics speeches, where he clearly shifted toward the supply-side both on tax cuts and producing more energy, I went back last evening and carefully read his 15-page policy pamphlet called “Jobs for America.” Here’s what I found: There is no mention of cap-and-trade. None. Nada. There is a section about “Cheap, Clean, Secure Energy for America: The Lexington Project.” But that talks about expanded domestic production of oil and gas, as well as the need for more nuclear power and coal along with alternative sources. Then it has the $300 million battery and...
  • Senator Calls for Halt to Automobile Travel as Oil Conservation Measure

    07/09/2008 10:37:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 81+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Senator John Warner (R-Virginia) suggested that Congress consider banning unnecessary automobile travel in order to help save gasoline. “In 1974, when we faced oil prices of $12 per barrel, Congress set a national 55 mph speed limit,” Warner remembered. “Studies showed that this saved 167,000 barrels of oil per day and reduced highway fatalities by an estimated 4,000 per year. Now, with oil prices more than ten-times higher we need more drastic action.” Under Warner’s proposal all non-essential automobile travel would be banned. A “Bureau of Travel Permits” would be established within the Department of Transportation and charged with determining...
  • West African bushmen are denied U.S. visas

    07/03/2008 12:51:49 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 59 replies · 151+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jul 03, 2008 | CARLOS SANTOS
    West African bushmen are denied U.S. visas They'd been recruited to build a mud-hut village at a Staunton museum Thursday, Jul 03, 2008 - 12:55 AM By CARLOS SANTOS TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER • PDF: Letter STAUNTON -- Three West African bushmen recruited to build an authentic mud-hut village at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia were denied visas because they are too poor and inarticulate. In a letter to Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., Debra Heien, chief of the consular section for the U.S. in Nigeria, said one applicant "could not articulate anything about the project. . . . The...
  • Sen. John Warner, R-Va. Suggests National Speed Limit

    07/04/2008 10:36:57 AM PDT · by ellery · 153 replies · 209+ views
    Influential Republican senator, John Warner of Virginia, suggested on Thursday that Congress consider reimposing a national speed limit to save gasoline. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., asked Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to investigate what speed limit would provide optimum gasoline efficiency given current technology. Warner said he wants to know if the administration might support efforts in Congress to require a lower speed limit. In 1974, Congress set a national 55 mph speed limit because of energy shortages caused by the Arab oil embargo. The speed limit was repealed in 1995 when crude oil dipped to $17 a barrel and gasoline...
  • McCain 'Truth Squad' hits back at Clark, Obama

    06/30/2008 2:06:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 117 replies · 165+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 30, 2008 | Jason Tuohey
    John McCain is a fighter -- at least when it comes to defending his military record. Today, a "Truth Squad" for the presumptive Republican nominee forcefully rejected General Wesley Clark's comments that McCain lacks foreign policy experience, and suggested Barack Obama do the same. Led by John Warner, a Virginia Republican who serves with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the squad blasted Clark and sought to reenforce the military reputation of McCain, a former Vietnam POW who once headed the largest Navy aviation squadron. "I find General Clark's comments to be unworthy, unseemly, for someone of his stature....
  • Virginia Democrats Propose $1 Billion Tax Increase, Soaked in Gasoline

    06/20/2008 8:10:54 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 230+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Democrats have placed a big bulls-eye on VA. Retiring Republican Senator John Warner's seat is in danger of being flipped by Democrat Mark Warner. Obama wants to make a play for the state. But the Dems can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar, giving Republicans a big stick.
  • Webb splits with Obama over drilling

    06/20/2008 10:39:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies · 68+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6-19-08 | J. Taylor Rushing
    By pushing a bill that distances himself from the Democratic Party and its presidential candidate on offshore drilling, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia is picking a curious time to exercise his well-known independence. Webb wants his home state to have the right to explore for energy off Virginia’s coast. His staff insists his proposal pertains only to natural gas, and not oil, and that it is completely in line with the state’s other two leading Democrats — Gov. Tim Kaine and former Gov. Mark Warner, who is running for Senate. Yet by attaching his name to the bill, sponsored by...
  • Global Warming Policies' Economic Chill

    06/12/2008 6:25:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 64+ views
    IBD ^ | June 12, 2008 | Margo Thorning
    Many Americans think that switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, buying environmentally friendly appliances and obeying a (100% recycled) bag of green living tips will be the extent of their contribution to curbing greenhouse gases. But the price tag to consumers could be a lot higher if some politicians have their way. In fact, U.S. households could expect a $2,900 annual hit to their family budget sooner than they think.That's just one figure causing concern as politicians race to address global warming. Therefore, it's worth noting that at the same time Americans are concerned about climate change, they are also very...
  • The U.S. Senate fails on climate change

    06/11/2008 6:39:07 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 91+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 11, 2008 | EDITORS
    The most obvious lesson to be learned from the U.S. Senate's failure to mount any sort of grown-up debate on climate change last week is that the country needs a new occupant in the White House. By that we mean a president who not only understands and cares deeply about the issue - which both Senators Barack Obama and John McCain say they do, and which President Bush clearly does not - but who is also willing to invest the time and the political capital necessary to push good legislation through Congress. The bill that died in the Senate sought...
  • Lieberman Hopeful, Despite Global Warming Bill's Failure ("It may be a small step for mankind")

    06/09/2008 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 69+ views ^ | 6/07/08 | JESSE A. HAMILTON
    Lieberman Hopeful, Despite Global Warming Bill's FailureBy JESSE A. HAMILTON | Washington Bureau Chief June 7, 2008 WASHINGTON — - It wasn't really about winning, anyway. So nobody's crying over the Friday defeat of a Senate bill to counter global warming. Not even Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose name was on it. The bill to slash industrial carbon emissions — a massive and deep-reaching piece of legislation known as the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act — was the 2008 shot at doing something about the climate warming trend. As expected, it burned out. But the politics is in the details, and in...
  • Sen. Warner Backs Gilmore But Won't Campaign (Actually Supporting Republicans For A Change!!!)

    06/09/2008 9:02:23 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 27 replies · 65+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2008 | Walter Alarkon
    Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) on Friday sought to end recent speculation surrounding his support for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R), saying his stance has not changed since a statement last November in which he pledged financial support for Virginia GOP candidates but will not actively campaign. Warner's office issued a statement saluting Gilmore and announcing that he has contributed $2,000 toward his candidacy this month. But he added that he will "defer taking an active role in political campaigns or the district and statewide Republican nominating conventions." Gilmore last Saturday won the GOP nomination to succeed Warner, who is...
  • U.S. carbon-capping climate bill dies in Senate

    06/06/2008 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 63+ views
    U.S. carbon-capping climate bill dies in Senate 11 minutes ago U.S. legislation that would have set up a cap-and-trade system to limit climate-warming carbon emissions died on Friday after a procedural vote in the Senate. The bill aimed to cut total U.S. global warming emissions by 66 percent by 2050. Opponents said it would cost U.S. jobs and raise fuel prices in an already pinched American economy.
  • Good news, for now, on Lieberman-Warner

    06/06/2008 5:50:37 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 20 replies · 75+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/08 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, we spoke to Senator James Inhofe from the Senate floor, where he led the opposition in debate on the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade bill. He seemed confident that the bill would not pass in the Senate, and told us that the overwhelming vote to open debate had nothing to do with support for the bill, but the opportunity to argue against massive regulation of energy production in the US. Inhofe apparently had it more right than he knew, as it appears that the debate will end much more quickly than anyone guessed — and that the bill is dead...
  •  Inhofe Statement on Climate Tax Bill’s Demise

    06/06/2008 9:04:39 AM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 28 replies · 95+ views
    Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | June 6, 2008 | Senator James Inhofe
    Excerpt: This week’s Climate Tax Bill debate revealed many useful insights into why the American people will remain skeptical of a global warming cap-and-trade system. The Wall Street Journal aptly noted on June 6 that environmentalists are "stunned that their global warming agenda is in collapse" after the Climate Tax Bill debate. "The green groups now look as politically intimidating as the skinny kid on the beach who gets sand kicked in his face. Those groups spent millions advertising and lobbying to push the cap-and-trade bill through the Senate," the paper noted. "With gasoline selling at $4 a gallon, the...
  • Senate Democrats May Pull Climate Bill

    06/06/2008 5:31:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies · 65+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2008 | Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin
    f this week's Senate debate on a proposed cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for climate legislation, things are not looking too good for opening night. The week has been marked by parliamentary maneuvers and bitter accusations over divergent estimates of the bill's future costs. On Wednesday, a group of GOP senators asked that the clerk of the Senate read the entire 491-page bill aloud, an extremely rare request. That took more than 10 hours. Although parliamentary maneuvers could still extend the debate into next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) faced...
  • Sen. Warner-backed bill on climate change fizzling out(Lieberman-Warner S. 3036)

    06/05/2008 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies · 136+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 6, 2008 | Dale Eisman
    Legislation to combat global warming by putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions appeared headed to defeat as Democrats and Republicans accused each other of manipulating Senate rules to impede it. Opponents of the bill, co-authored by Sen. John Warner of Virginia, are "trying to fritter away the time" that Senate leaders had set aside for debate, Democratic Sen. John Kerry charged. On Wednesday, Republicans forced Democrats to have the 492-page bill read aloud on the floor, taking up more than nine hours. Majority Leader Harry Reid then scheduled a showdown vote for this morning on a motion to limit additional...
  • Senate to Skip Debate on Climate Tax and Vote on Final Passage!

    06/05/2008 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Man50D · 54 replies · 150+ views
    Call your Senators and Urge them to Vote NO on S. 3036! After promising to allow an open and lengthy debate on America's Climate Security Act (S. 3036), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture to proceed to final passage, allowing NO AMENDMENTS and only ONE DAY for debate of a massive energy tax increase on American consumers. The Senate will vote on cloture tomorrow, Friday morning, June 6th! The latest word is that Senator Reid is actively working to gain over 50 votes for cloture. We cannot allow this many Senators to vote YES. Environmental groups will spin...
  • Caption Sens. Kerry, Lieberman and Warner about to speak on the "climate change" bill

    06/05/2008 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Shermy · 31 replies · 41+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 5, 2008
  • Lieberman-Warner Debate, Senator Rohrabacher: “Do you really think the world is filled with morons?”

    06/05/2008 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 68 replies · 154+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
    I'm sorry, fellows. Do you really think the world is filled with morons? When it comes to bait and switch, used car salesmen are paragons of virtue compared to this global warming crowd. Excuse me. It's not the ``global warming'' crowd now; it's the ``climate change'' crowd. Of course, they don't want any of us to own automobiles; so what the heck. They can act like used car salesmen because there will be more jobs for them as being advocates in the climate change arena.
  • Overwhelming Majority of Americans Oppose Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Proposal, New Poll...

    06/04/2008 6:38:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 165+ views ^ | May 28, 2008 | NA
    To: STATE EDITORS Contact: David Almasi, +1-202-543-4110, for National Center for Public Policy Research WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Senate is poised to vote on the Lieberman-Warner America's Climate Security Act, a new poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the higher energy costs the bill would impose. The poll, conducted by the National Center for Public Policy Research, found 65% of Americans reject spending even a penny more for gasoline in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number rejecting raising gas prices to combat global warming has increased by 17 percentage points -- or...
  • A Disaster, Getting Worse

    06/03/2008 11:03:39 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 26 replies · 33+ views
    We wrote here about the economic disaster that goes by the name Lieberman-Warner, the carbon cap-and-trade system now being considered by the Senate. We posted a diagram created by the Chamber of Commerce that exposed the ludicrous complexity and intrusiveness of the proposal. The bill, as amended by Barbara Boxer, has now gotten even worse. Boxer's amendment adds more than 300 regulations and mandates. The Chamber has accordingly prepared another version of their chart that reflects Boxer's changes. It is a remarkable document; click to enlarge: This morning, four Republican Senators held a press conference on Lieberman-Warner. Jim Inhofe of...
  • Boxer: 'Recession' is 'Precisely' the Right Time for Economic Upheaval of Cap-and-Trade

    06/03/2008 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies · 84+ views ^ | June 3, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Conventional wisdom suggests that times of high economic growth would be the most appropriate occasion to enact legislation that could be very expensive for American taxpayers. That’s not the case for Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer. Boxer, who is the chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and advocating the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade legislation, said a “recession” is the best time to do it because it will bring us “hope.” “[S]ome of our colleagues will say this: Why do this now? We are in a recession. Precisely because we are in a recession is why we should be...
  • Hot Air: Five myths about the Lieberman-Warner global-warming legislation

    06/03/2008 11:43:01 AM PDT · by Tolik · 22 replies · 317+ views
    NRO ^ | June 2, 2008 | Ben Lieberman
    This week, the Senate debates America’s Climate Security Act (S. 2191), sponsored by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I., Conn.) and John Warner (R., Va). The Lieberman-Warner bill (LW) would restrict energy use to combat global warming. Like global warming itself, the bill has undergone considerable hype and little hard-nosed analysis. Several myths need to be dispelled.Myth #1: LW wouldn’t be expensive. Fact: LW works like a massive energy tax. By restricting carbon-dioxide emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas — with a freeze at 2005 levels beginning in 2012, to a 70-percent reduction in 2050 — the bill forces down supply...
  • McCain's cap-and-trade hoax

    06/02/2008 11:51:43 PM PDT · by gpapa · 12 replies · 133+ views
    National Post ^ | June 2, 2008 | George Will
    Cap-and-trade is a huge tax hidden in a bureaucratic labyrinth of opaque permit transactions An unprecedentedly radical government grab for control of the American economy will be debated this week when the Senate considers saving the planet by means of a cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions. The plan is co-authored (with John Warner) by Joe Lieberman, an ardent supporter of John McCain, who supports Lieberman’s legislation and recently spoke about “the central facts of rising temperatures, rising waters and all the endless troubles that global warming will bring.” Speaking of endless troubles, “cap-and-trade” comes cloaked in reassuring rhetoric about...
  • Only 13 GOP Senators voted against the Lieberman-Warner green boondoggle

    06/02/2008 5:46:54 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 57 replies · 78+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/2/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Keeping you up to date: I told you this morning about the Lieberman-Warner “climate change” boondoggle. At 6:25pm Eastern tonight, the Senate voted on the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3036 ). It passed 74-14, with 12 not voting. Thirteen GOP senators plus Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (yes, Robert Byrd) opposed the massive eco-pork bill that would perpetuate the carbon offset/cap-and-trade fraud.
  • The Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Act: A Solution Worse Than the Problem

    06/02/2008 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Delacon · 17 replies · 95+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 2, 2008 | Ben Lieberman
      Major policy decisions require weighing of trade­offs, and that is especially true with regard to global warming. Clearly, the American people would not benefit from measures designed to address global warming that do more economic harm than environ­mental good. For this reason, it is important to weigh the consequences of any proposed climate legislation: both the costs to the American people and the bene­fits in the form of reduced adverse impacts from glo­bal warming.This Backgrounder is a companion to the Center for Data Analysis (CDA) report titled "The Economic Costs of the Lieberman–Warner Climate Change Leg­islation."[1] It concludes that...
  • Just Call It 'Cap-and-Tax'

    06/02/2008 4:29:57 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 3 replies · 50+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | June 2, 2008 | Robert J. Samuelson
    We’ll have to discard the old adage “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” It is inoperative in this era of global warming, because the whole point of controlling greenhouse gas emissions is to do something about the weather. This promises to be hard and perhaps futile, but there are good and bad ways of attempting it. One of the bad ways is cap-and-trade. Unfortunately, it’s the darling of environmental groups and their political allies. The chief political virtue of cap-and-trade—a complex scheme to reduce greenhouse gases—is its complexity. This allows its environmental supporters to...
  • Sen. Lieberman's eco-boondoggle

    06/02/2008 2:19:13 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 103+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 2, 2008 | Editorial
    In the mid-1990s, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, then a proud Democrat, dropped by the Republican-American's offices for a rare visit with the editorial board. He started ticking off the dangers of global warming caused by carbon-dioxide emissions, but one of our editors had just finished reading a lengthy article by the Hoover Institution's Thomas Gale Moore showing past warming had benefited human civilization and helped bring an end to the Dark Ages. Sen. Lieberman was utterly unaware of this research; even more disturbingly, he did not seem interested in learning more about it. He remains a global-warming dogmatist, brooking no...
  • Cap And Trade Comes To Congress [Lieberman-Warner ]

    06/02/2008 12:31:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 129+ views
    Forbes ^ | 6/2/2008 | Brian Wingfield
    This week, one of the biggest legislative and lobbying wars of 2008 comes to a head as the Senate takes up a controversial bill to curb climate change. Named for its original sponsors, Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va., the bill would establish a market-based mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 66% by 2050. And while there's little chance it will pass right now, lawmakers and businesses are paying strict attention. They see it as the precursor to new laws within the next few years, and everyone--from energy companies to automakers to manufacturers--wants to...
  • Some facts on climate legislation (Does Lieberman-Warner establish a religion?)

    06/01/2008 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 103+ views ^ | 6/01/08
    Some facts on climate legislationPublished on Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 Here are questions about the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act that the Senate is to begin debating this week: Q: What is it? A: The bill by Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va., would create a ''cap-and-trade'' program designed to reduce environmentally harmful carbon dioxide emissions by power companies, big manufacturers, refineries and other businesses. Q: How would it work? A: Affected companies would be forced to meet new limits — the ''cap'' part — on their emissions. They would have to reduce emissions by about 2 percent each...
  • The Economics of America’s Climate Security Act of 2007

    05/31/2008 12:03:26 PM PDT · by Delacon · 14 replies · 220+ views
    The Economics of America’s Climate Security Act of 2007S.2191, Lieberman-Warner Climate Bill White Paper   Senator James M. InhofeRanking MemberUnited States Senate Committee onEnvironment and Public WorksMay 2008 National EconomyFamiliesPoorest Bear the Biggest Costs of Lieberman-WarnerIntroductionThe issue of climate change is now at the forefront of American environmental policy.  While the science behind the causes of recent warming trends has been argued vigorously in the past, the debate over the economic costs of addressing this issue has been relatively quiet until now.  However, on this issue there is little to debate at all. Leaders from both sides of the...
  • Five Myths About the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Legislation

    05/31/2008 5:05:12 PM PDT · by Delacon · 22 replies · 101+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 30, 2008 | Ben Lieberman
    On June 2, the United States Senate will begin debate on America's Climate Security Act (S. 2191), sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). The Lieberman-Warner bill (LW) would restrict energy use to combat global warming. Like global warming itself, the bill has been the subject of considerable hype and little hard-nosed analysis. For this reason, there are several myths about it that need to be dispelled.Myth #1: LW would not be expensive.Fact: Simply put, LW works like a massive energy tax. By restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas--with a freeze at...
  • The Lieberman-Warner Cap and Trade Bill: Quick Summary and Analysis

    05/31/2008 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Delacon · 11 replies · 208+ views
    The National Center for Public Policy Research ^ | 5/31/2008 | Casey Lartigue and Ryan Balis
    Introduction and summaryThe United States Senate will soon begin debate on America's Climate Security Act of 2007, popularly referred to as the Lieberman-Warner bill after its chief sponsors, Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA).The legislation ostensibly is intended to cut U.S. industrial emissions of greenhouse gases in an effort to reduce the risk of catastrophic global warming.  Senator Lieberman has estimated the bill would reduce overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by up to 63% by 2050.1  The policies the legislation would impose, however, have little hope of meeting this target and would likely have little impact on...
  • U.S. emissions bill a "first step": U.N. climate chief (Lieberman-Warner)

    05/30/2008 3:23:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies · 177+ views
    reuters ^ | May 30, 2008 | Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
    A bill going to the U.S. Senate next week seeking deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gases by 2050 is a "first step" but not enough to avert damaging climate change, the head of the U.N. Climate Panel said on Friday. Rajendra Pachauri also said that even tougher plans by some other developed nations to rein in emissions were insufficient to head off some projected impacts of global warming, ranging from more heatwaves and droughts to rising seas. The U.S. bill, sponsored by Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent and Sen. John Warner, a Virginia Republican, seeks to cut U.S. emissions...