In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives decided Wednesday to block White House regulations on fracking (hydraulic fracturing), citing the fact that States already regulate the practice and that an extra layer of Federal red tape will only slow America’s re-emerging oil and natural gas economy.
When a New York Times photojournalist accused Barack Obama’s White House of controlling the media like Russia does, Press Secretary Jay Carney laughed in his face. What more should we expect from such a scandal-plagued, secretive Administration?
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In a sometimes-fiery exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dodged ad hominem insults to bring out a point that’s so far fallen on deaf ears – both among Congressional Democrats, as well as the moderate Republicans who prefer staging political stalemates to shaping meaningful policy reforms. His point? Conservatives have been […]
The White House said Thursday that it had not abandoned the term “Obamacare” despite widespread media acknowledgement that the President has increasingly preferred the term “Affordable Care Act” when referring to his mismanaged healthcare overhaul. “No, I think the president has taken on that — you know, that was a label that was applied by […]
As Obamacare and the rekindling of partisan Congressional infighting claim the mainstream headlines once dominated by the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, many people will forget that the NSA story hasn’t resolved. But you don’t have to be one of them. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has stayed up to date with the NSA […]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is moving forward with the so-called “nuclear option” to end filibusters by minority-party opponents of proposed legislation, a move designed to give President Barack Obama’s current batch of nominees a cakewalk through the Senate confirmation process. Senate Democrats are expected to force a vote today, despite procedural attempts by […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
When Tennessee resident Jim Howe, 40, took issue with a school policy that prevented him from walking to his children’s school and picking the youngsters up on campus rather than sitting in a line of traffic alongside the highway last week, he was arrested by a school resource officer.
A Florida couple who had cultivated a small garden for nearly two decades at their Miami Shores home was given an ultimatum earlier this year by the city’s zoning code enforcement officer: Dig up your garden or pay $50 a day to the city for violating a new ordinance.