By Michael D. Lemonick via Climate Central When 97 percent of Greenland’s ice experienced at least some melting in July 2012, scientists wondered if it was a one-time phenomenon. Now a new study in Geophysical Research Letters indicates it is a sign of things to come and by 2025, there is a 50-50 chance of it happening annually. [...]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents who politically targeted conservative and tea party groups may be able to appeal and significantly delay any attempts to fire them due to federal worker regulations. As Politico notes, federal workers may appeal their termination, a process that takes an average 93 days. Show More Summary
Those who’ve read my blog posts know that I always refer to him as Obama or (NMP) Obama (not my president). When I refer to Obama as President Obama I do it to make a point. Case in point, per this McClatchy article at the Raleigh News...Show More Summary
Over at Cold Fury, Mike is discussing the spectacle of Lois Lerner taking the 5th before Congress. He observedquoted DrewM at Ace of Spades: What a smug SOB she is. She sat there like she’d done nothing wrong and was above it all. That is not due to any intended deception on her part. She [...]
With his predecessor facing tough questions from lawmakers, Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, sent an agency-wide message to employees this morning. Admitting that workers have faced “a difficult last few days,” Werfel gave a stern, direct … Continue reading ?
The audience erupted today after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) went off on IRS official Lois Lerner today. Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out hundreds of conservative groups, delivered an opening statement to the House Oversight Committee … Continue reading ?
A reader writes: As an African-American, I respect your point about the value of Obama’s speech at Morehouse, but ultimately, I completely agree with TNC’s critique. Why? Because I am tired. It seems that every time Obama comes to the black community to address us, he lectures us; he does not simply speak to us. He gives us […]
Congressional Republicans have created quite a mess when it comes to the federal budget. The fiasco has become so ridiculous that yesterday on the Senate floor, Republican Sens. John McCain and Susan Collins blasted their own party's incoherence.
“Why does Benghazi go on? No one was ever fired? So, people made tragic errors. No one’s accepting responsibility and no one was fired.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on CNN’s “State of the Union,” May 19, 2013 Read full article >>
(LOS ANGELES) — Eric Garcetti has defeated Wendy Greuel in the race to become next mayor of Los Angeles. With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city councilman grabbed 54 percent of the votes against his fellow Democrat. Garcetti sent out a tweet thanking voters and saying he’s honored to lead the city. Show More Summary
Reading between the lines of the latest White House "explanations," issued after this commentary was aired: It seems increasingly likely that President Obama was aware...
Click for the latest Red Cross Statement on the Moore tornado People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response can visit redcross.org, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. - From the...Show More Summary
Last night on Fox News' Special Report, anchor Bret Baier revealed that the Department of Justice not only secretly monitored the phone...
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President Obama today appointed 10 to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration -- a panel created after Obama's State of the Union pledge to find non partisan ways to shorten the lines at polling places and improve access to the...
Muslim immigrants torched cars and rioted for the third straight night in a Stockholm suburb yesterday. 100 cars torched– Russia Today reported: Riots in Stockholm’s suburbs continued for the third night after the fatal shooting of a 69-year old man … Continue reading ?
The Wall Street Journal called for reform that would lighten the tax burden on corporations without noting that corporate tax revenue has reached historic lows in a time of historically high profits. Following the May 21 Senate hearing...Show More Summary
William P. Barr, Jamie S. Gorelick and Kenneth L. Wainstein: As former Justice Department officials who served in the three administrations preceding President Obama's, we are worried that the criticism of the decision to subpoena telephone toll records of A.P. Show More Summary
As more information about the IRS scandal trickles out daily, the White House’s involvement is becoming clearer. Those of us who’ve been warning about the demise of freedom with Barack Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” our great nation are about to witness some sad vindication. Show More Summary
It caught a lot of people’s attention when Obama’s pals in the roofers’ union flipped on Obamacare and called for its repeal. Now The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is starting to get in on the act. The United...Show More Summary