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EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in reaching the goal.

Jerry Brown Nominates Obama Admin Lawyer to Serve on CA Supreme Court

Governor Jerry Brown has named Leondra Kruger, a former deputy assistant attorney general with the Obama administration, to replace California's longest-serving Supreme Court justice, Joyce L. Kennard. Kruger is a Los Angeles native and a Democrat like Brown. Show More Summary

BIG GOVERNMENT: How the Obama administration gives away military-grade weapons to local police. “I…

BIG GOVERNMENT: How the Obama administration gives away military-grade weapons to local police. “In the weeks after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., images of officers training rifles on crowds of protesters from the turrets of armored vehicles became a potent symbol of the distrust between law enforcement and citizens in Ferguson — […]

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart, Expensive EPA Regulation Unveiled, National Guard Keeps the Lid on Ferguson: P.M. Links

12 hours agoNews : Reason

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart—trouble that is. She was hospitalized for a coronary blockage. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday hits, the Obama administration unveiled an air pollution regulation that business groups...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

• This tyrannical president is about to subject Americans to the horror of cleaner air: The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulations, which are aimed at smog caused by power plants and factories across […]

Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Another Turkey from the Obama Administration

Patrick J. Michaels The shameful Obama Administration practice of proposing dreadful environmental regulations on or near national holidays continues. Last year they were on global warming, and this year it’s low-level ozone. Neither regulation will have a detectable “benefit,” but both impose enormous costs. Show More Summary

Health Insurance SignUps Start Smoothly, Head to Malls

Alamy By Carla K. Johnson The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. Show More Summary

NY City Councilman Fights Back Against Uber's Outrageous Surge Pricing

15 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Also: a change in the Obama administration, Israel drops Arabic as an official language, and an xoJane reader weighs in on her experience outside Ferguson, MO.

Dreazen and Page: Why Would Anyone Want to Be Defense Secretary?

Foreign Policy Managing Editor Yochi Dreazen and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page wondered aloud who would want to take the position of Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration on Wednesday's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC. Show More Summary

Incoming House Chairmen: It’s Big Government All Around

17 hours agoNews : Reason

Republicans successfully campaigned against the excesses and failures of the Obama administration in keeping control of the House and regaining control of the Senate. In the process, there was no shortage of promises to rein in our bloated,...Show More Summary

White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists

Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration. The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially, most recently June 26,2014. Among the visitees listed were POTUS an acronym for President […]

AUSTIN BAY: As The World Burns, Obama Fires Hagel. “Gates and Panetta demonstrated a commitment to…

AUSTIN BAY: As The World Burns, Obama Fires Hagel. “Gates and Panetta demonstrated a commitment to U.S. defense, a commitment beyond dramatic gesture. Their post-Pentagon assessments of the Obama administration are both scathing. They see Obama as a political leader focused on his own political welfare. Obama is fixated on two figurative battlefields: domestic U.S. […]

Obama administration sets stricter smog standards

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up...Show More Summary

Obama administration aims to set stricter ozone emissions

The Obama administration set their sights on stricter ozone pollution thresholds, looking to fulfill one of President Obama’s original campaign promises. AP Photo/Nick Simonite WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday...Show More Summary

EPA to propose tougher rules on smog-causing ozone, setting up clash with GOP

20 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The Obama administration is preparing to tighten restrictions on smog-causing ozone, officials confirmed Wednesday, in a move that will address a major cause of respiratory illness for millions of Americans while also setting the stage for new clashes with industry and the Republican-controlled Congress. Read full article >>

Government to announce stricter smog standards: report

The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.

MoneyWatch: Feds to announce new air pollution guidelines; Apple reaches milestone

Strict new air pollution standards are expected Wednesday from the Obama administration. Also, Apple hit a market value of $700 billion on Tuesday. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Obama Announces "Most Expensive Regulation" Of All Time

Wednesday the Obama administration is expected to announce a "sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest...", a controversial regulation the opposition...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal Rears Its Head

(John Hinderaker) The Obama Administration’s IRS scandal is multi-faceted. In addition to the persecution of conservative non-profits by Lois Lerner et al., the question has been percolating for some years whether Obama’s IRS has transferred confidential taxpayer information to Obama’s White House in violation of federal criminal laws. Show More Summary

Will Secure Communities work for immigration enforcement?

The federal government's Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we're glad the Obama administration's new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program's demise. Yet we also harbor some skepticism about its successor, the Priority...

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