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  • Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends

    05/12/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends A $2 million commitment arranged by the nonprofit Clinton Global Initiative in 2010 went to a for-profit company part-owned by friends of the Clintons By James V. Grimaldi May 12, 2016 4:53 p.m. ET 36 COMMENTS HASTINGS, Neb.—The Clinton Global Initiative, which arranges donations to help solve the world’s problems, set up a financial commitment that benefited a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to the Clintons, including a current and a former Democratic official and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton. The $2 million commitment was placed on the agenda for...
  • Rahm Emanuel lived rent free in BP flack's apartment(I can't wait until GOP Congress calls hearings)

    06/08/2010 10:39:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies · 66+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/8/10 | Thomas Lifson
    If you or I lived rent free for five years in an apartment in pricey Washington, DC, we would have to pay income taxes on the value of the rent on the place. But apparently not Rahm Emanuel. The wonderful Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times writes: We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer. Shortly...
  • The ironies of oil

    01/04/2015 6:24:27 PM PST · by arthurus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Victor Hanson
    In the vice presidential debates of 2008, Joe Biden mocked Sarah Palin for the supposedly mindless campaign mantra of "Drill, baby, drill." Biden intoned that, "It will take 10 years for one drop of oil to come out of any of the wells that are going to be drilled." The energy secretary-designate, the professorial Steven Chu, in 2008 had unwisely voiced a widely held but wisely unspoken progressive belief that, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" -- or about $9 a gallon.
  • Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

    11/12/2014 3:39:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2014 5:50 PM EST | Susan Montoya Bryan
    Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Wednesday. A review of documents determined that Sandia National Laboratories formed a team and worked with consultants beginning in 2009 to develop a plan for securing a contract extension without having to go through a competitive process. That plan called for lobbying Congress, trying to influence key advisers to then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu...
  • Incompetence and Dysfunction Rampant at Energy Department

    04/22/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 22, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    “Ineptocracy” is a new Internet-popularized word in wide circulation, which came to my inbox with the following definition: “A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.” Clearly the word’s creation was inspired by the current presidential administration, where the ineptocrats abound. And as NLPC has documented for 4+ years, nowhere has that been more evident than in President Obama’sDepartment...
  • Energy Secretary Chu steps down, blasts climate-change skeptics

    02/01/2013 11:54:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism, announced Friday that he was stepping down in the latest shake-up of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Chu, who disclosed his decision in a letter to Energy Department staff, frequently clashed with GOP lawmakers over gas prices as well as government backing for green-energy companies like the failed firm Solyndra. In his letter, Chu took aim directly at his critics, saying the clean-energy efforts were a success—and blasted climate-change skeptics as trapped in "the Stone Age." He also scolded climate-change skeptics and urged a shift from fossil-fuels...
  • Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians for 2012 List by Judicial Watch

    01/02/2013 7:37:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    htp://www.rightsidenews.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2012 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice Attorney General Eric Holder Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) President Barack Obama Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
  • Is The Obama Cabinet Working Against America's Interest?

    05/07/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/04/2012 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations ...but never anything quite like the present bunch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich — the top 1% already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90% — to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American." Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once failed to pay his own self-employment taxes, and improperly claimed his children's camp costs...
  • Panetta Beats War Drums on Climate Change

    05/06/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Global warming has been off the energy-news radar as high gas prices have usurped the spotlight—however Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has brought it back. “Defense Secretary?” you might ask. “Not Energy Secretary Steven Chu or EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson?” No. It was Leon Panetta, who, at an Environmental Defense Fund reception on Thursday May 3, declared “The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security.” (Are we going to declare war on countries like Canada for backing out of the Kyoto climate change commitments, or China and India for never supporting them in the first place?)Panetta’s comments...
  • Seven Of The Most Disturbing Quotes From Members Of The Obama Administration

    04/28/2012 5:31:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Birds of a feather flock together and so when we see Barack Obama stacking his cabinet with radicals, it tells us a lot about his mentality. Of course, the fact that his entire term in office has been nothing but a slow motion evisceration of the American dream should tell you a lot about how he thinks, too -- but a little more evidence is always welcome. Take a look at these quotes from members of Barack Obama's administration and then ask yourself what sort of man WANTS people like this to help him govern the American people? 1) "Somewhat...
  • Top 5 Figures Influencing Renewable Energy in the U.S.

    04/27/2012 10:18:20 AM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04/26/2012 | Jen Alic
    As Oilprice.com embarks on its Top 5 series, we thought it expedient to begin with our take on the key figures shaping and influencing U.S. renewable energy efforts, not least because the issue of energy security is being prioritized in campaigning ahead of U.S. presidential elections. In considering from the numerous choices for these top five slots, we take into account a number of variables, including investment in renewable energy, the ability to influence policy and shape public opinion, and advocacy efforts. This goes well beyond simply counting coin – it is about innovation, imagination, vision, risk and patience. Arguably,...
  • Chu: We don’t understand the “bumps and wiggles” of climate change, but oh yes, it’s happening

    04/13/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:46 pm on April 12, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration was more vocal about the supposedly dire need to combat climate change toward the beginning of their oh-so-eminent reign, with President Obama out championing the cause at such august events as the U.N. climate conference in 2009. There’s been a bit of a lull in their alarmist-enthusiasm rhetoric in the past year or so (maybe they’ve figured out that concern for climate change is a luxury good during times of economic recession), but it looks like they may be thinking about bringing back the meme to help sell their horrendous energy polices in the run-up to November....
  • Steven Chu: "Coal is my nightmare." (2007)

    03/27/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 18, 2008 | k21desmog
    Excerpt from Steven Chu's April 23, 2007 presentation at UC Berkeley. See transcript here:
  • Mission Statement: US Department of Energy

    03/22/2012 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | January 18, 2009 | Barack Hussein Obama
    The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. * Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. * Maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas. * Enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts. * Establish an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission...
  • GAO shows grade inflation at the Department of Energy (85% failure rate)

    03/15/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hoatir ^ | 03/15/2012
    Remember this moment from two weeks ago? Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) challenged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to assign himself a grade specifically on his stewardship of Department of Energy resources in relation to the 2009 stimulus funds granted for the Loan Guarantee Program. After Broun recites a litany of failures in the LGP, Chu insists that he's done very well -- and gives himself an A-minus:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO As it turns out, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has another grade entirely for the LGP, the DoE, and ultimately Energy Secretary Steven Chu. In the report released this...
  • Chu: Uh, never mind on that European gas prices goal (Energy Sec. Flip flops after bad polls)

    03/13/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Isn't it amazing what a couple of bad polls can produce? In 2008, then-incoming-Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal that American energy policy should be calibrated to drive the cost of gasoline to the same level as Europe in order to produce more demand for alternative energy production: Mr. Obama plans soon to introduce his energy and environment team, which will include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as energy secretary and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner as White House energy adviser ... In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for...
  • Another Imminent Threat

    03/12/2012 9:38:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 11 March 2012 | Mychal Massie
    The storm clouds hovering over New Orleans today have nothing to do with the vestiges of Katrina or another imminent threat, and instead result from the NFL’s Saints’, team-sponsored reward system for purposefully injuring and maiming opponents. The allegations of gross impropriety center around Gregg Williams, a tough-guy-wannabe and former defensive coordinator as well as aloofly defiant head coach Sean Payton. Both men and team management had been warned repeatedly about the illegality of such practice yet they blatantly defied league orders and endorsed the continued practice of financial incentives for inflicting significant harm to opposing players. There is a...
  • Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag

    03/09/2012 6:37:36 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | March 8, 2012 | Peter Whoriskey
    The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said ... Now the winning bulb is on the market. The price is $50.
  • Newt Gingrich: Fire Steven Chu!

    03/01/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich, never shy. “President Obama must announce today in his Nashua address that he is firing Secretary Chu and replacing him with a pro-American-energy appointment,” said a statement from Gingrich, who cited a POLITICO story about Chu’s appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee.“If he doesn’t, then the American people will know the president is still committed to his radical ideology, which wants to artificially raise the cost of energy,” Gingrich added.“Yesterday [Obama’s] secretary of anti-energy Dr. Chu literally testified in Congress that he did not favor lowering the price of gasoline, that they had no alternative policy to lower...
  • Hybrid maker Bright Automotive goes bust

    02/29/2012 3:27:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 2+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | February 29, 2012 | James O'Toole
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hybrid vehicle maker Bright Automotive has announced plans to close, blasting the Department of Energy for failing to finalize a loan that the firm says would have kept it afloat. In a letter dated Tuesday to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bright CEO Reuben Munger and COO Mike Donoughe said they were withdrawing their application for a $314 million loan and winding down their operations. The executives claimed they had been strung along for the past few years as the government insisted on increasingly stringent loan requirements. "The actions -- or better said 'lack of action' --...