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Report: Google Personnel Backing Obama to Tune of $350k

Report: Google Personnel Backing Obama to Tune of $350k

President Obama and congressional Democrats have taken to decrying the influence of corporations in politics since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case.  However, that has not stopped Obama’s re-election campaign from accepting more than $350,000 in donations

GOP Governors Blocking LEED in States

GOP Governors Blocking LEED in States

Fringe environmentalists are dictating to the federal government and 34 states what materials can be included in the construction government buildings. And it should come as no surprise that ideology, not science, informed the movement. The Leadership in Energy and

Georgia Chooses Jobs over LEED-Fueled Monopoly

Georgia Chooses Jobs over LEED-Fueled Monopoly

In a move that should serve to put the federal government on notice, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has taken a positive step towards ensuring fairness between green building certification standards. Per a report from Peach State political blog: Georgia Gov.

A Google of Legal Trouble

A Google of Legal Trouble

Internet giant Google, which has long maintained strong links to the Obama campaign and administration, found itself in double legal trouble this week. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million

Body Count Rises in Obama's War on Coal

Body Count Rises in Obama's War on Coal

In 2008, President (then presidential candidate) Barack Obama signaled his intent to bankrupt the coal industry. Three years into his term, and less than four years after his election, critics of the President’s energy policies say his “War on Coal”

Dear Big Wind: It's Not You, It's Me

Dear Big Wind: It's Not You, It's Me

Breaking up is hard to do. But, sometimes, it’s necessary. At least that’s what the government should say to wind power. The industry’s taxpayer-funded subsidies are set to expire at the end of this year – and Congress shouldn’t reauthorize.

On-Line Sales Tax Debate a Dilemma for Conservatives

On-Line Sales Tax Debate a Dilemma for Conservatives

News that a group of influential conservative governors had joined together to support legislation that would allow their states to collect sales taxes from online purchases has set off a debate amongst conservatives about the “right” position on this issue

Obama Creates Foreign Jobs

Obama Creates Foreign Jobs

President Obama is creating jobs – just not in the United States. In fact, the President is outsourcing plenty of jobs, shipping taxpayer money overseas to foreign-owned energy companies. While the U.S. government is running record deficits and the national

Ex-EPA Regional Head Moving to Sierra Club

Ex-EPA Regional Head Moving to Sierra Club

Former EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz found himself in some hot water a few months back when video emerged of him describing his strategy for regulating energy interests as the modern equivalent of Roman crucifixions. Armendariz said: I was in a

HHS Targets Health Savings Accounts

HHS Targets Health Savings Accounts

President Obama may claim that “if you like your current health care plan you can keep it” but his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hasn’t gotten the message.  In fact, should new proposed regulations for Health Savings Accounts

Report: Regulation Could Boost CBS Profit by $1B per Year

Report: Regulation Could Boost CBS Profit by $1B per Year

A new report out of Pivotal Research Group investment analysts indicates that broadcasting giant CBS could be set to make $1 billion per year in retransmission fees, aided by a pro-broadcaster Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a highly regulated TV marketplace regime that

Bad Behavior in the Speed Camera Industry

Bad Behavior in the Speed Camera Industry

As more cities around the country have moved to deploy speed cameras in recent years, scrutiny of speed camera vendors has increased. While those companies typically tout speed cameras as a method of enhancing public safety, camera skeptics see more

Tobacco Tax Evasion Continues in Rhode Island

Tobacco Tax Evasion Continues in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s plague of cigarette tax evasion by those looking to capitalize on the Ocean State’s demand for cheap smokes appears to continue. That is the takeaway from recent announcements by the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, which in the

Big Cable Would Prefer If You Paid Their Bills

Big Cable Would Prefer If You Paid Their Bills

What would happen if you decided to suddenly stop paying your cable bill? Obviously, the cable company in question would not tolerate your negligence for very long, and after some time, would certainly shut off your access to channels full