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  • The Nation's Report Card

    05/06/2020 4:18:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    The Department of Education just released results of the quadrennial National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in U.S. history, civics and geography given in 2018 to thousands of American eighth-graders: "Grade 8 Students' NAEP Scores Decline in Geography and U.S. History; Results in Civics Unchanged Since 2014." The tests were administered from January to March 2018 to a nationally representative sample of 42,700 eighth-graders from about 780 schools. The news is not very good. Only 24% of students performed at or above the "proficient" level in civics. Worse yet, only 15% scored proficient or above in American history and 25%...
  • Foreign-Born Researchers At US Agencies Were Secretly Working For China And Recruiting Others,

    11/20/2019 6:25:20 AM PST · by bitt · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2019 | Luke Rosiak
    Foreign-born researchers working for U.S. agencies were secretly on China’s payroll, signing side agreements to send sensitive research to that country as part of a recruitment operation called the Thousand Talents Plan, a Senate report found. 10,000 Chinese nationals in 2018 conducted research in the Department of Energy’s National Labs, and one even had colleagues write him letters of recommendation to the Communist Party-run recruitment program, the bipartisan report stated. Agencies like NIH do not even track attempted foreign influence, the Department of State denies only 5% of suspicious visas, and the FBI shut down a key program, according to...
  • Energy Department buying millions of barrels of oil to fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    03/21/2020 8:28:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 77 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 19, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    The Energy Department announced Thursday that it will purchase 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil to begin to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve amid the coronavirus outbreak. “DOE is moving quickly to support U.S. oil producers facing potentially catastrophic losses from the impacts of COVID-19 and the intentional disruption to world oil markets by foreign actors,” Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said in a statement Thursday.The Energy Department is expected to purchase an initial 30 million barrels of crude oil, with a focus on small to midsize U.S. oil producers. “The small to midsize oil producers, which are the focus...
  • ‘Frustrating and Disheartening’: 3 Girls, Losing to Biological Males in Track, Announce Lawsuit

    02/13/2020 3:59:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 12, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    When Chelsea Mitchell, ranked as the fastest girl in the 55-meter dash in Connecticut high school track, showed up for a competition last year, she knew it would be a challenge. Her competitors included two biological males who said they identify as girls. Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School, had seen the speeds posted by the two. She was aware that other girls had lost to athletes born as boys who identify as girls. But at the time, she says, she “could feel the adrenaline in my blood.” That adrenaline wasn’t enough, though. Mitchell came in third behind the...
  • Trump’s Budget Proposal Would Kill Loans for EV Projects, Including Lordstown Motors

    02/11/2020 9:54:25 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies
    Car and Driver• ^ | February 10, 2020 | Colin Beresford ,Car and Driver•
    President Trump's budget would eliminate the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, an Energy Department initiative to lend money to retool factories and advance the progress of electric-vehicle manufacturing.
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 372 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...
  • It’s Lights Out for Obama-Era Bulb Ban That Would Have Curbed Consumer Choice

    09/05/2019 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 125 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 05, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    The Department of Energy announced this week that it’s withdrawing the Obama administration’s energy-rationing mandate for certain lightbulbs. Opponents criticized the rule change, arguing that the move would be bad for consumers and the climate. The reality, however, is that families and businesses will be better off, and the change will have a negligible impact on the environment. The Energy Department’s decision to withdraw energy-efficiency standards for candle-shaped, globe-shaped, three-way and reflector lightbulbs is a victory for consumer choice. Whether it’s buying a lightbulb or a new car, families have different preferences and needs. They consider the various trade-offs in...
  • Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson's Scandalous Cabinet Record?

    12/17/2008 9:42:37 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 793+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 12/17/2008 | Timothy P. Carney
    New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will go before the U.S. Senate in coming weeks as Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of Commerce. Will Democrats in that chamber remember his performance in 1999 and 2000 as Energy secretary, when secrets disappeared from nuclear laboratories, and one Democratic senator promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination? In the January of 1999, the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence published ... the “Cox Report” -- which found that China had stolen and still was stealing nuclear weapons secrets from the U.S. The committee reported that “the primary focus of this long-term,...
  • JW Panel ‘Investigating the Investigators’ [Weekly Update]

    06/01/2019 9:41:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 31, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Watch Our Expert Panel Discussion: ‘Investigating the Investigators’ Hillary Clinton was Warned Twice against Using Unsecure BlackBerrys and Personal Emails U.S. Government Wastes Billions on ‘Fragmented, Overlapping or Duplicative’ Programs Watch Our Expert Panel Discussion: ‘Investigating the Investigators’ I moderated a Judicial Watch panel of experts this week to probing into the targeting of President Trump and the attacks on our Republican form of government through the illicit use of the spy agencies. The panel also discussed the corruption at the FBI, corrupt handling of the Clinton email investigation, the Obama administration’s hand in the Russia investigation hoax, the...
  • New NYC education bombshell: DOE may have claimed Asian students benefit from ‘white supremacy’

    05/26/2019 8:15:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | New York Post
    A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post. The comments drew backlash from some parents and Asian activists, but not the Department of Education, which neither denied nor denounced them. The panel was helmed by the Center for Racial Justice in Education, a group being paid about $400,000 by the DOE, led by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to conduct near-weekly training sessions throughout the city to address what it believes is rampant racism infecting schools.
  • New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer (Seth Rich)

    05/20/2018 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 5/17/18 | Tim Barber
    **SNIP** After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer. Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower. Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.
  • Nevada delegation condemns secret shipment of plutonium to state

    01/30/2019 3:57:45 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 7 replies
    https://www.nevadacurrent.com ^ | 1/30/2019 | By Jeniffer Solis
    The U.S Department of Energy has disclosed it shipped a large amount of weapon-grade plutonium to Nevada without the state’s knowledge. used to be test site still has craters Ken Lund, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons In November, Nevada filed a request in a Reno federal court for an injunction to block a shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site, which is often referred to by its former name, the Nevada Test Site. Turns out, the shipment had already happened.
  • Weekly Update: New Awan Bros Dem IT Suit

    11/10/2018 9:18:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 9, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Clean House at Justice Department Major New Lawsuit on Awan Brothers Democratic IT Scandal Judicial Watch Sues for Docs on Influence Peddling Scandal At Energy Department Government Warning: Narco-Terrorism will Worsen Under New Leftist Leader Clean House at Justice Department Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned , bringing an end to his controversial tenure as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. He advanced some significant policy advances for the rule of law, but made a terrible mistake in recusing himself needlessly from the so-called Russia investigation. This led to the abusive, unconstitutional Mueller special counsel investigation of President Trump....
  • Education Department's draft rules to allow cross-examination of accusers in sexual assault cases

    11/01/2018 11:11:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Megan Keller
    The Department of Education is looking to impose new federal guidelines that would require schools to allow the cross-examination of accusers in sexual assault cases, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with a draft of the rules. The new rules would be a shift from the initial draft leaked in August, which had given schools the option of using cross-examination in their procedures, but did not require it, according to the Journal. The draft of the new rules would mandate that accused students be allowed to cross-examine their accusers, but allows for the questions to be asked by...
  • Weekly Update: FISA Court Scandal Update

    09/01/2018 8:30:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 31, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    There Were No FISA Court Hearings on Carter Page Warrants Most School Shootings in Federal Report Just Didn’t Happen Portland Mayor Endorses an Attack on Law Enforcement There Were No FISA Court Hearings on Carter Page Warrants No wonder the Deep Staters plotting the overthrow of Donald Trump were able to get as far as they did. The secret court meant to protect all of us from the government’s massive spy machinery was asleep at the switch. At least, I hope that’s all it was. In response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit , the Department of...
  • The New Head of the Office for Civil Rights Charts a Very Different Course

    07/11/2018 8:07:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 11, 2018 | George Leef
    Last month, the Senate voted to confirm Kenneth L. Marcus as assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education. The vote was 50-46, with not one Democrat supporting him—a point I will return to presently. In that position, he will head up the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the second time Marcus has held the post since he was “delegated the authority” to run OCR during the administration of George W. Bush. During his career, Marcus, a University of California-trained lawyer, has also served as staff director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights...
  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 76 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • Fake News? – No Way!: How The University of South Florida Duped the Department of Education

    03/12/2018 4:23:51 AM PDT · by Jacob Douglas · 8 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 2015 | Tina Jensen
    Part III. “Fake News?” – No Way! The story about the Parkland shooting, though tragic, has resulted in several positive outcomes. It has spawned journalists into action to do more investigative reporting. This three-part story covered in the past several days was investigated and is verifiable. The University of South Florida failed to report the incidents involving foreigner Abdul Quddos Hussein, who allegedly burglarized two buildings at the USF location in Tampa – the Registrar’s Office and the College of Engineering. However, the Department of Education allowed USF to get away with lying to them, thereby failing to uphold the...
  • Disclosing the Crime: How the University of South Florida Duped the Department of Education

    03/01/2018 1:01:17 PM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 6 replies
    Fox13 News ^ | August and September 2015 | Tina Jensen
    USF MO #2: Disclosing the Incident to the Public With the undisclosed burglaries that took place at the University of South Florida's Registrar and College of Engineering Offices back in June of 2015, FloridaÂ’s Sunshine law took a major hit. USF was not at all transparent with its most important constituency, its students, but also orchestrated a cover-up to keep the general public from knowing, and to prevent the media from covering a newsworthy story. Surprisingly, it was the ProvostÂ’s office and not President Judy GenshaftÂ’s office, that was first notified of the burglaries. After learning of the burglaries, Provost...