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14
MAY
2014

France: 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos

Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to the State Department in Washington on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, from Iran to Syria to climate change. Or, in the words of the foreign minister, “climate chaos.” Kerry and...
14
MAY
2014

Tea Party Wins Big in Nebraska

Tea Party favorite Ben Sasse won the Republican nomination for an open Senate seat in Nebraska Tuesday night, after a heated and costly primary battle that drew heavy national attention. Sasse, a university president, was able to hold off former state treasurer Shane Osborn and...
14
MAY
2014

Christie: Running Against Jeb Bush Would Be Stressful

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that it would be “stressful” if he and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became competitors in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. “It would be stressful because I consider Jeb a friend. And he’s been a wonderful...
14
MAY
2014

IRS Paid Billions In Improper Tax Credits

The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said Tuesday. The Earned Income Tax Credits were supposed to go to low-income working families. The agency’s inspector general...
12
MAY
2014

Boehner Switching to Focus Immigration Reform?

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has a pretty good idea of what immigration reform in the House is going to look like. He just doesn’t know when it’s going to happen. Addressing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Monday in San Antonio, Boehner said he wanted to overhaul t...
12
MAY
2014

Study: Himalayan Glaciers Not Disappearing After All

Himalayan glaciers – for years one of the poster children of the “man-made global warming is real and we’re all doomed” movement – are in no imminent danger whatsoever, a new study has found. (h/t GWPF and Watts Up With That?) Of the 2018 glaciers...
12
MAY
2014

74% of Obamacare Enrollees Already Had Insurance

A devastating new McKinsey & Co. report finds that Obamacare’s purported purpose – providing coverage for the previously uninsured – has failed. The report concludes that 74% of Obamacare enrollees at the end of the first open enrollment period already had insurance;...
12
MAY
2014

Santorum Voices Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum reiterated his support for hiking the federal minimum wage. He explained that Republican opposition to mandating a wage increase alienated the GOP from working-class Americans. His is the...
11
MAY
2014

$474M For 4 Failed Obamacare Exchanges

Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging them may go sharply higher. Each of the states — Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland — embraced...