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Report: As a Teenager, Rubio Dreamed of Being ‘First Hispanic President’

According to a report from the Washington Post, ever since Marco Rubio was a young man, he dreamed of becoming the first Hispanic president. The report may provide fresh insights into the cozy relationships Rubio has fostered with his wealthy donors over the years, as well as his life-long career as a politician.

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Fred Upton’s Quiet Revolution

Oftentimes, revolutions are noisy and people get hurt. But Rep. Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, is leading a quiet revolution where people are being helped—we need more of that kind of revolution.

CMS Administrator Told Subordinates to 'Please Delete' White House Email

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told two subordinates to “please delete” a forwarded email conversation between Tavenner and a group of White House advisers which took place days after the disastrous launch of healthcare.gov. The House Energy and Commerce Committee published

Busted Obamacare Website Has Already Cost Taxpayers $840 Million

Busted Obamacare Website Has Already Cost Taxpayers $840 Million

A newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals that the Obama administration’s disastrous management of the construction of the Obamacare website cost U.S. taxpayers $840 million. That figure could climb even higher, as entire sections of the Obamacare website,

GOP Weekly Address: Obama EPA Rules Will Force States to Ration Energy

GOP Weekly Address: Obama EPA Rules Will Force States to Ration Energy

In the Republican’s weekly address, House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) detailed the GOP’s energy strategy starting with legislation to boost natural gas exports and build pipeline infrastructure.  Upton said the bill will “make the most

GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars for Ignition Problems

GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars for Ignition Problems

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths. The ignition

GOP REPORT: 1 in 3 Obamacare 'Enrollees' Haven't Paid

GOP REPORT: 1 in 3 Obamacare 'Enrollees' Haven't Paid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans issued a report Wednesday saying that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn’t paid their first month’s premium as of mid-April, which could undermine the Obama administration’s claims

Democrats Want Hearing on Methane Emissions

Democrats Want Hearing on Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) —Two Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said they wanted to hold hearings to assess methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector. U.S. Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bobby Rush, D-Ill., members

39 Democrats Break With Obama to Pass Upton 'Fix'

39 Democrats Break With Obama to Pass Upton 'Fix'

On Friday, the House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) that would allow insurers to continue to offer policies on the individual market. The vote was  261-157. Thirty-nine Democrats voted for the Upton Amendment, which is

There is no good reason to prolong the ObamaCare agony

In response to GOP Open To Supporting Landrieu Fix: I’ve been mulling all of this over for the last couple of days, and I really can’t see any good practical OR political reason to open an ObamaCare relief valve.  This

Another Month of Fixes for ObamaCare Website

Another Month of Fixes for ObamaCare Website

(AP) Another month of fixes for health care websiteBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated PressWASHINGTONIt should be working well by the end of November. That’s the Obama administration’s rough timetable for completing a long list of fixes to HealthCare.gov, the new, trouble-plagued website

GOP Widens Probe of Sebelius Fundraising for Enroll America

GOP Widens Probe of Sebelius Fundraising for Enroll America

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who obviously wields enormous power of the nation’s health care industry, has been aggressively seeking donations from the industry to fund a private non-profit, Enroll America. The non-profit is led by veterans of the Obama White

EPA Unveils Regulations That Will Increase Gas Prices

EPA Unveils Regulations That Will Increase Gas Prices

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its “Tier 3” rule to lower sulfer in gasoline by 2017 that critics said would make national gas prices go up like gas prices in California, a state already burdened by similar environmental

House Panel Votes to Subpoena White House for Solyndra Records

From Fox News: A Republican-led House panel voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for records related to Solyndra, the solar company that collapsed after receiving a $528 million loan. The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the resolution 14-9

White House Refuses to Release ALL Solyndra Documents

From CNN: House Republicans investigating the loan controversy had requested all internal White House documents about the issue. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee chair Rep. Cliff Stearns said that includes emails on the President’s Blackberry. On Friday the White House

Treasury Official Thought Solyndra Loan May Have Been Illegal

From The Hill: House Republicans released an email Friday evening showing that a senior Treasury Department official in August expressed concern that the Energy Department’s early 2011 restructuring of the solar company Solyndra’s $535 million loan guarantee may have been

The BULB Act and the Inertia of the Administrative State

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass legislation–dubbed the “Better Use of Light Bulbs Act,” or BULB Act, for short, that will repeal the now infamous ban on the incandescent light bulb. I’ll resist the temptation

Thank You Fred Upton: Light Bulbs to Cost $50 Each

From the Associated Press: Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January. Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia

Note To Republicans: Don't Just Rein in the EPA, Abolish It

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was launched in 1970, its stated mission was to “conduct environmental research, provide assistance…[in] combating environmental pollution, and assist the Council on Environmental Quality in developing and recommending…new policies for environmental protection…to the President.”

Who Shut Off the Lights? Bring Back the Incandescent Lightbulb

The enviros have succeeded in destroying both the environment and jobs with their radical legislative successes. First, it was their complete stranglehold on our nation’s energy policy: no new nuclear plants, a complete ban on exploring for natural gas domestically

Washington Set to Control Your Light Switch

Ever since this continent was electrificated, Americans have been allowed to plug anything they want into their own electrical outlet. The history of electricity is a biography of modernism. Originally intended just to light homes, electric power was soon used

Exclusive: Rep. Upton Vows to Fight for Tea Party Principles

The powerful Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship is up for grabs. Former Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) is seeking a waiver to regain the post. As supporters of term-limits, we believe new blood and new leadership is essential for democracy. Upton