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Dem Senate Candidate: Obama 'Wrong on Energy'

Dem Senate Candidate: Obama 'Wrong on Energy'

President Obama is taking heat from another prominent fellow Democrat over his energy policies.  On Thursday, North Dakota Senate candidate Democrat Heidi Heitkamp said at a North Dakota Chamber of Commerce forum that she would tell the President, “You’re wrong

Google Conceding Unlawful Behavior in European Probe?

Google Conceding Unlawful Behavior in European Probe?

The Financial Times reports that online behemoth Google has offered a pre-emptive deal to settle anticipated European Union claims of unlawful behavior damaging to competition in the online search and services market: “Google has made a bid to avoid an antitrust war with

Chinese Renewable Bag Manufacturer Pushes US Plastic Bag Bans

Chinese Renewable Bag Manufacturer Pushes US Plastic Bag Bans

A Chinese manufacturer of reusable bags has been quietly circulating among environmentalists a sensational infographic smearing plastic bags as an unparalleled eco-burden, lobbying for the ban of American-made single-use sacks. Factory Direct Promos, a Guangdong Province-based outfit, has produced an

Rahm Considers Tobacco Tax Hike Despite Costs to Poor

Rahm Considers Tobacco Tax Hike Despite Costs to Poor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be looking to further hike Chicago tobacco taxes in a stealthy forthcoming budget move, reports UPI: A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to discuss hikes to the city’s cigarette and live entertainment taxes sources said

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

With each successive municipality that rejects bans on plastic bags, the environmental lobby championing the measure grows increasingly more desperate, more willing to lean on despicable political tactics to advance a radical agenda. From Illinois to Texas, activists seeking to

European Regulators Hold U.S. Airlines Hostage

European Regulators Hold U.S. Airlines Hostage

The European Union is holding firm on its plans to tax U.S. airlines for time spent in domestic and international airspace. The unprecedented power grab is a clear violation of international law, which allows each nation to control its own

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.