Archive for September, 2011
DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) — A competition held by the Southern California Earthquake Center could mean better earthquake forecasts and improve tools for assessing them, officials said. In a study, researchers at the University of California, Davis, compared seven different earthquake forecasts — including their own — that were submitted in the competition launched […]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) — With billions of dollars of taxpayer money on the line, the U.S. Department of Energy shouldn’t rush out with more clean energy loans, a critic said. Republican critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s green energy initiatives have drawn a bead on Energy Department loan guarantees to companies working on alternative […]
A California millionaire on Monday asked President Barack Obama to “please, raise my taxes” at a town-hall meeting. A progressive group, The Agenda Project, has now taken credit for his remarks.
As headlines about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) backing of a now bankrupt solar firm cool down, the department announced on Wednesday that it has finalized about $1 billion in guarantees for two other solar projects.
A Federal judge in Birmingham, Ala., upheld most portions of the State’s highly controversial immigration law on Wednesday. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law.
A Marlborough, Mass., airport filed suit against the Federal government on Tuesday alleging that a 2010 visit by President Barack Obama caused $676,048 in damages to the tarmac. The airport’s complaint alleges that the while the President’s helicopter, Marine One, did not cause any damage, the Secret Service negligently damaged the runway with vehicles brought in for Presidential security.
Earlier this week, the U.N. followed up another red-carpet event for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, evil midget and President of the Islamofascist “Republic” of Iran, with the announcement that it is nearing success in its bid to expand its domain to include the Robert Moses Playground.
The strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has not improved in the recent weeks, as influential religious leaders in the Asian nation have threatened a jihad if Americans attack their country. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to detail the situation in the country.
A group of small businesses opposed to the heathcare overhaul that took place in Washington is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law.
The Supreme Court may formally address in its upcoming term a multi-State challenge to the Democrat-backed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Two Federal courts of appeals have ruled on the Constitutionality of the mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance; one has upheld the mandate, and another has struck it down.