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  • Senators debate Russian-Afghan helicopter contract

    07/10/2014 7:34:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Russia from supplying some 30 helicopters to Afghanistan's air force. The Pentagon has a $553.8 million contract with Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport to provide the Mi-17 transport helicopters to Afghan forces. U.S. forces are currently training the Afghan air force on the aircraft. However, there are bipartisan proposals in both the House and Senate to curtail that contract, with lawmakers arguing that continuing the contract benefits Russia even as it takes aggressive moves in Ukraine. During a hearing on the nomination of top military officials, Inhofe questioned Army Gen. John Campbell, the president's pick for U.S. and NATO commander in...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. Im strongly pro-life and believe its imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexanders name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe Says He Feels 'Great' After Emergency Heart Surgery

    10/08/2013 6:41:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | Chris Casteel
    Sen. Jim Inhofe underwent emergency heart surgery in Tulsa on Friday after a routine test showed extreme blockage in five arteries. Inhofe had quadruple bypass surgery and was hospitalized at St. John Medical Center. The Tulsa Republican said in an interview from the hospital Monday he felt great and was expecting to go home Tuesday. He said he'd return to Washington as soon as possible. Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn't felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries. The senator said he had a virtual colonoscopy last week. After a doctor looked...
  • GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests

    07/12/2013 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    fox ^ | July 12, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., along with Reps. Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter faulting President Obama for allegedly gambling with national security by cutting funding to the program. They claim this hampered the ability to conduct vital tests needed to make sure the "ground-based midcourse defense system" (GMD) worked properly and conduct regular maintenance. The last successful GMD intercept test...
  • Senate rejects bid to let states run food stamps

    05/22/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 1:17 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. The current program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is administered by the Agriculture Department and federal dollars are unlimited as long as recipients qualify. The program cost $78 billion last year, more than double the price in 2008. A proposal by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., to a wide-ranging farm bill would have converted the program into grants to states, which could decide how to use the money, with certain restrictions. The Senate rejected the amendment 60-36.
  • Inhofe: Clinton showed forceful attitude you usually dont hear from women

    05/10/2013 10:42:51 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 48 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jillian Rayfield
    Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said that Hillary Clinton showed a forceful attitude not usually heard from women when she blew up in Januarys Senate hearings on Benghazi, in response to repeated questions about the State Departments initial claims that the attacks were the result of protests. I think that she has gotten by with that type of a forceful attitude, something thats not normally accustomed that you dont hear from women as much as you do men. And she came out so forcefully, and you could tell that it was orchestrated at the time that she said it, Inhofe...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that of all the great cover-ups in history including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate Benghazi is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history. We may be starting to use the I-word before too long, Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based Rusty Humphries Show. The I-word meaning impeachment? Humphries asked. Yeah, Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • GOP Sen. Inhofe: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    05/10/2013 1:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/10/13 11:22 AM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggested that President Obama could be impeached over what he alleged was a White House cover-up after last years attack in Benghazi, Libya. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Thursday with The Rusty Humphries Show that impeachment would become an issue soon over the greatest cover-up in American history. People may be starting to use the I-word before too long, Inhofe said. The I-word meaning impeachment? Humphries asked. Yeah, Inhofe responded. Of all the great cover-ups in history the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Sen. Inhofe threatens filibuster to block Hagel

    02/10/2013 6:25:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)'s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation. I want a 60-vote margin and you dont have to filibuster to get that, said Inhofe in an interview on Fox News. I would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, Id do it that way. Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that requiring 60 votes to confirm nominees was common and dismissed suggestions that GOP colleagues would be reluctant to back him. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/282153-sen-inhofe-threatens-filibuster-of-hagel#ixzz2KYLsXDEC Follow...
  • Sen. James Inhofe: Im backing Perry; Update: Perry leads new Gallup poll by 12 points

    08/24/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Rick Perry will pick up a conservative endorsement from Capitol Hill, according to a report today from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Senator James Inhofe told a Chamber of Commerce audience at the Tulsa Press Club that he plans on making good to a promise he made Rick Perry a year ago to be the first to endorse him for President: “I called Rick Perry a year ago and told him, ‘If you’re running for president, I’ll be the first to endorse you,’” Inhofe said at a State Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Tulsa Press Club.“I’m going to be that person on...
  • Inhofe "Scared The Crap Out Of" Airport Workers

    04/13/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 13, 2011
    Newly released Federal Aviation Administration documents and audiotapes shed a scary new light on a bizarre incident late last year during which U.S. Senator James Inhofe landed his Cessna on a closed runway at a south Texas airport, scattering construction workers who ran for their lives as the politicians plane hopscotched over them and six vehicles.
  • 'Green' price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth's temp 1 degree

    03/15/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 14, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    New calculations applied to a U.S. Senate report reveal the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion, seven times the world's gross production, to drop the earth's temperature only 1 degree Celsius. The report released last year by Sen. James Ihnofe, R-Okla., then-ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, quotes the EPA's own stats and experts to break down the numbers, including one researcher who called the Obama administration's plan "absurd." Citing a study by the EPA's Dr. Linda M. Chappell and various...
  • Senator Ron Wyden Has Hopefully Killed the Internet Censorship Bill

    11/21/2010 5:15:07 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    geekosystem.com ^ | Nov 21 2010 | Susana Polo
    The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act passed unanimously through the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday, but fortunately didnt get much further. Oregonian Senator Ron Wyden exercised his power to place a hold on pending legislation to stop the bill from traveling to the senate floor, saying that Deploying this statute to combat online copyright infringement seems almost like using a bunker-busting cluster bomb, when what you need is a precision-guided missile. His hold will prevent the bill passing out of committee this year; proponents of the bill will have to wait until the next time Congress convenes, and then...
  • Sen. Inhofe: Earmarks Apart Of Congress' "Constitutional Duties"

    11/15/2010 2:50:13 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 42 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spent a lengthy period of time on the Senate floor this afternoon defending earmarks. Inhofe argues it is the constitutional duty (citing Article 1, Section 9) of the Congress to appropriate earmarks.
  • Inhofe: Obama Trying to Trade Border Security for Sweeping Amnesty

    07/01/2010 9:37:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/1/10 | John Rossomando
    President Barack Obamas zeal to give illegal immigrants amnesty is holding the nations border security hostage to his political agenda, says GOP Sen. James Inhofe. As Obama called on Congress to tackle comprehensive immigration reform in a speech Thursday afternoon, Inhofe told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the president is clearly using border security as a bargaining chip to obtain amnesty for millions of illegal aliens residing in the United States. That was the same charge made by Inhofes friend and colleague, Arizona GOP Sen. John Kyl, who stirred controversy last week when he revealed a discussion in which...
  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • Environmentalists Also To Blame For Exxon Valdez And Gulf Spills (Duh)

    06/01/2010 5:02:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 686+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: To save the environment, a senator from Pennsylvania wants to shut off a major source of natural gas. Weren't the roads to the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon disasters paved with equally good intentions? Environmentalism did not cause the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, but it did help make it possible, just as 1989's Exxon Valdez disaster, which the Gulf Oil spill has now eclipsed, was also ironically made possible by a desire to protect the environment. The original plan when oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope was to build a pipeline directly to the...
  • Hit Job: ABC News Attempts to Align Climate Change Skeptics with White Supremacists

    05/24/2010 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies · 792+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    At first, Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but best known for his discredited "hockey stick graph" didn't like being mocked in a YouTube video. Now Mann is alleging he's a victim of hate groups. On ABC's May 23 "World News Sunday," a segment from anchor Dan Harris alleged that threatening e-mails Mann received were part of a "spike" in violence aimed at the global warming alarmist community. "The ongoing oil spill crisis in the Gulf is keeping the debate over climate and energy very much in the headlines and that debate...
  • Christine Todd Whitman endorses Tom Campbell for US Senate

    05/10/2010 8:42:58 PM PDT · by byteback · 28 replies · 642+ views
    The SF Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2010 | Carla Marinucci
    Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council, said Monday that GOP candidates in the current election cycle must reject the "the party of no" profile and the idea that "compromise is a dirty word" -- and endorsed former Rep. Tom Campbell in California's hotly contested GOP U.S. Senate race. "We feel he is the candidate which, besides being able to win in the fall...also brings those kinds of characteristics to play to the office that will make him a very effective Senator, and one that can start to solve problems,'' Whitman said in a...
  • Inhofe to Tom Coburn: Actually, Pelosis not a nice lady

    04/11/2010 10:14:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 2,047+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/10/10 | Allahpundit
    Its a sad commentary on our politics that he cant show civility to a leader of a movement that routinely calls people like you and me teabagging racists. Theres nothing nice about Nancy, Inhofe said during an interview on KFAQ radio in Oklahoma this morning. She disagrees with everything we believe. She is nice how many of you all have met her? Shes a nice person, Coburn said. Just because somebody disagrees with you dont mean theyre not a good person. Inhofe had a slightly different take. She is a powerful person, he said. People wonder how she can...
  • (Obama's) Backdoor Energy Tax

    04/05/2010 4:18:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 983+ views
    Investor's.com ^ | April 5, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Pollution Control: From cars to coal mines, the imposition of economy-killing restrictions is under way. Are the new EPA regulations on auto emissions the precursor to regulating carbon dioxide by executive order? In announcing the Environmental Protection Agency's first regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars, Administrator Lisa Jackson has promised they won't be the last such rules stemming from the EPA's "endangerment finding" that carbon dioxide, six pounds of which every human being exhales every day, is a dangerous pollutant. "These are the first regulations that cover greenhouse gas emissions in the United States," Jackson told reporters in...
  • Sen. Inhofe Backs 47-Word Bill To Repeal 2,400-Page Health Care Law

    03/24/2010 9:26:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 1,398+ views
    CNS ^ | 3/23/10 | staff
    Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that he is supporting a 47-word long bill to repeal the 2,400-page long health care bill that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The text of the legislation backed by Inhofe and introduced by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) reads as follows: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. REPEAL. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the amendments made by that Act,...
  • What Real Spending Restraint Looks Like (James Inhofe)

    03/11/2010 8:58:41 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies · 323+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/11/10 | James Inhofe
    American families and state governments across the country are cutting spending and making hard decisions about their budgets. It is time the federal government did the same. Unfortunately, Congress has long demonstrated an innate incompetence in restraining itself. And a proposal to curb spending that is being floated by many of my colleaguesa one year moratorium on earmarks, those special provisions members insert into bills to direct funds to their districts or stateswill do no good. An earmark moratorium won't save any money. Why? Because instead of reducing the federal budget, it will empower Obama administration bureaucrats to spend the...
  • Barbara Boxer and the EPA slapped down on Global Warming

    03/05/2010 7:51:49 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies · 797+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/5/10 | Alaphiah
    Sen. James Inhofe for the first time was able to unpack the evidence showing that Climate Change and Global warming is a hoax in front of the Environment and Public Works Committee and its chairperson Barbara Boxer without the slightest rebuttal. Thats because a lot has transpired since e-mails from the University of East Anglias Climatic Research Unit a major scientists at the hub of the global warming theory have been exposed. (see article) Prof. Phil Jones the preeminent scientist at the center of the Climate change/Global warming claims has stepped down from his position as director of the Climatic...
  • Investigate Climate Crimes

    02/24/2010 4:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,246+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. At a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, ranking Republican James Inhofe told EPA head Lisa Jackson that man-induced climate change was a "hoax" concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who "cooked the science." More than that, Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast...
  • Drillgate: Secretary Salazar's Cover-Up

    02/08/2010 5:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy The administration asked for public comments on a plan to expand offshore drilling. When they came in 2-to-1 in favor, the Interior Department sat on the news. Time for a "Texas tea" party? When you ask for public comment on a major policy issue, at some point you should make the results public, not hide them until you can figure out a way to spin the public reaction to support a conclusion you've already drawn. On its last business day in office, the Bush administration published a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic...
  • Sen. James Inhofe Says Obama the Best at Saying "Things that Aren't True with Conviction" - Audio

    01/28/2010 7:52:47 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 286+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe on radio this morning where he said President Obama is the best at saying "things that arent true with greater conviction than anyone Ive ever seen." Inhofe was specifically referring to what Obama had to say in his State of the Union message last night. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Sen. Inhofe: "I Believe In Racial And Ehtnic Profiling"

    01/21/2010 10:57:54 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 15 replies · 801+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Im, for one - I know its not politically correct to say it - I believe in racial and ethnic profiling. I think if youre looking at people getting on an airplane and you have X amount of resources to get into it, you get at the targets, and not my wife."
  • Get The Frackin' Gas

    12/22/2009 5:25:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,773+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An oil company wants to invest its profits in clean-burning American natural gas. A Hungarian billionaire and a "green" politician want to stop it. This is the real Climate-gate scandal. While the greenies of the world united in Copenhagen to talk about the weather, emitting a Third World-country-size chunk of greenhouse gases to gather there, the world's largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, was doing something about it. On Dec. 14, Exxon agreed to buy XTO Energy, a natural gas firm, in a deal valued at $41 billion. XTO is one of the leaders in something called "fracking" technology, in...
  • U.N. push for world government, advocates approval of key building block: Law of the Sea Treaty

    09/05/2005 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Center For Security Policy ^ | August 31, 2005 | Frank Gaffney
    Decision Brief No. 05-D 44 2005-08-31 On eve of U.N. push for global government, advocates urge Senate to approve a building block: The Law of the Sea Treaty (Washington, D.C.): As concern grows that the United Nations is intent on replacing what the National Security Guidance calls "an orderly arrangement of sovereign states" with a proto-world government - complete with the ability to impose international taxes, a new push is being made for a treaty that would advance that purpose: the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This sovereignty-sapping agenda is at the heart of a dispute now playing...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • Inhofe Ambushed on CNBC's 'The Kudlow Report' by Fill-in Host over ClimateGate

    11/25/2009 7:13:43 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 22 replies · 2,766+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 25, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    When viewers tune into watch CNBC's "The Kudlow Report," they may not anticipate a host interrupting conservative Republican Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. But on CNBC's Nov. 24 "The Kudlow Report," fill-in host Simon Hobbs attempted to do just that. Hobbs, a regular on CNBC Europe, suggested there was nothing to emails unveiled after a hacker allegedly accessed the Climate Research Unit at University of East Anglia in Britain. These emails showed an effort by scientists, some on the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to manipulate data to strengthen the claim of anthropogenic global warming. "You're well-known as...
  • Power To Spare (Palin vs. Biden on energy)

    11/05/2009 4:53:14 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 702+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Leadership: As Palin jousts with Biden on energy independence, the government reports that we lead the world in energy reserves. From oil to gas to coal, we are sitting on prosperity. So why are we importing anything? One of the interesting sidelights of the NY-23 race was an exchange on energy independence between Vice President Joe Biden and the former governor of energy-rich Alaska, Sarah Palin. Biden, who came in to campaign for Democrat Bill Owens, was reminded of the issue of energy. "The fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy was 'Drill, baby,...
  • Maddow's 'Creepy' Reasoning: Blasts DeMint, Inhofe for Differing on Obama's Foreign Policy

    10/06/2009 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies · 990+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 6, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    This is perhaps a pretty desperate way for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to try to resonate with her liberal viewers. On her Oct. 6 show, Maddow specifically targeted Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jim DeMint, R-S.C. for pursuing foreign policy objectives that run counter to President Barack Obama's on the issues of global warming and Latin America relations. First she set her sights on Inhofe, who recently announced he would be making a trip to Copenhagen to offer an opposing U.S. perspective on the issue of global warming. Inhofe, who is the ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on...
  • The Saudi Arabia Of Shale

    08/21/2009 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 18 replies · 2,222+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | August 17, 2009
    Energy Policy: New York's governor wants to tap into a shale formation that can supply the entire U.S. with natural gas for 65 years. Will NIMBY environmentalists let him stimulate New York's and America's energy economy? Last week, David Patterson released a draft report of his Energy Planning Board that does something Democrats are loath to do: It proposes developing a domestic energy resource the huge amounts of natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation. New York produces 5% of its natural gas in-state and imports more than 95% from the Gulf Coast and Canada. The Marcellus Shale...
  • The Saudi Arabia Of Shale

    08/17/2009 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 4,070+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: New York's governor wants to tap into a shale formation that can supply the entire U.S. with natural gas for 65 years. Will NIMBY environmentalists let him stimulate New York's and America's energy economy?Last week, David Patterson released a draft report of his Energy Planning Board that does something Democrats are loath to do: It proposes developing a domestic energy resource the huge amounts of natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation. New York produces 5% of its natural gas in-state and imports more than 95% from the Gulf Coast and Canada. The Marcellus Shale stretches...
  • Inhofe: EPA Blocking Truth On Global Warming Fraud

    06/29/2009 9:12:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 1,147+ views
    Pat Dollard/Fox News ^ | 6/29/09 | staff
    A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agencys alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming. The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlins report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined. He came out with the truth. They dont want the truth at the EPA, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla, a global...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • Inhofe: Senate Will Not Pass Cap-and-Trade

    06/03/2009 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies · 1,554+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 3, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Not too long ago, global warming activism in the U.S. Capitol made some sort of carbon cap-and-trade legislation seem like a near certainty. But the tide may be turning. According to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the ranking Republican of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, a key committee needed for passage of a cap-and-trade bill, the trend indicates it cant pass, at least in the U.S. Senate. He explained that the House, under the leadership of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will pass anything, but it takes both houses of Congress for it to become law. I want...
  • Inhofe Calls Cap-And-Trade a 'Hidden, Sneaky Tax'(Obama to raise taxes on ALL Americans)

    05/19/2009 2:47:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 510+ views
    RTT News ^ | 5/19/2009 | RTT News
    Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) spoke out against cap-and-trade as a policy to establish new green jobs during the Senate Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing on Business Opportunities and Climate Policy Tuesday. Cap-and-trade spending is a policy of controlling pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants, and is strongly supported by the Obama administration. "I am opposed to increasing taxes," Inhofe said. "And cap-and-trade is, plain and simple, a tax. It's an indirect, hidden, sneaky tax, but it's a tax." He said it's a tax that will "fall more heavily on poorer people...
  • Inhofe Exposes Cap and Tax Scheme in Obama Budget

    03/21/2009 4:20:14 PM PDT · by Delacon · 44 replies · 1,861+ views
    Senate.gov ^ | March 18, 2009 | Senator James M. Inhofe
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, went to the Senate Floor this morning to expose the cap and trade tax scheme included in President Obamas budget. The following are excerpts of his Senate Floor speech:The Administrations decision to include cap and tradeand the revenues generated by itin the budget forces my colleagues here in the Senate to no longer hide the ball It allows us to have an honest debate about the costs of a program of this magnitude on the American peoplenot to mention the enormous redistribution...
  • UN Data shows "Warming has Stopped!" - Climate Fears Called "Hogwash" - "Global Carbon Tax" Urged

    12/03/2008 2:42:16 PM PST · by EPW Comm Team · 18 replies · 1,180+ views
    Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | December 3, 2008 | Marc Morano
    UN Data shows Warming has Stopped! Climate Fears Called Hogwash Global Carbon Tax Urged Aussie Scientist Says No relationship between CO2 and temperature Read Part Two of this Report here: Washington DC - The bad news for global warming alarmists just keeps rolling in. Below is a very small sampling of very inconvenient developments for Gore, the United Nations, and the mainstream media. Peer-reviewed studies, analyses, and prominent scientists continue to speak out to refute climate fears. The majority of data presented below is from just the past week. Also see: U.S. Senate Minority Report: Over 400 Prominent...
  • Sen. Jim Inhofes December 2008 Newsletter

    12/11/2008 9:18:29 PM PST · by flattorney · 403+ views
    Email - Inhofe.Senate.gov ^ | December 5, 2008 | Staff
    INHOFE, ADERHOLT ISSUE STATEMENT ON WORLD AIDS DAY AS THEY DEPART FOR CODEL TO AFRICAPaulson To Spend Second Installment of $700 Billion Bailout?Update: President Signs Inhofe Legislation Commemorating Army New Capitol Visitor Center Now OpenIn the News...Plane carrying Inhofe makes emergency landing (Tulsa World)Enid302 N IndependenceSuite 104Enid, OK 73701(580) 234-5105Map this | Directions ToWashington D.C. OfficeMcAlester215 E Choctaw AveSuite 106McAlester, OK 74501(918) 426-0933Map this | Directions ToWashington D.C. OfficeOklahoma City1900 NW Expressway StSuite 1210Oklahoma City, OK 73118(405) 608-4381Map this | Directions ToWashington D.C. OfficeTulsa1924 S. Utica AvenueSuite 530Tulsa, OK 74104(918) 748-5111Map this | Directions ToWashington D.C. OfficeWashington453 Russell Senate...
  • Europe Puts Hurdles In Obama's Climate Path

    12/11/2008 2:50:47 AM PST · by flattorney · 24 replies · 994+ views
    Spiegel International (Germany) ^ | December 10, 2008 | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    ABSTRACT: Just as the U.S. gets a new President who promises to reverse years of climate change neglect, with Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore at his side, American environmental experts worry that Europe's resolve on climate change is substantially weakening. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone out of her way to show herself as a climate saviour. But those times are over. Now, with heads of state and government from the European Union gathering in Brussels at the end of the week to approve the bloc's climate goals, Merkel has begun singing a different tune. She said that she...
  • UN Blowback: More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

    12/10/2008 9:32:36 AM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 76 replies · 5,172+ views
    Study: Half of warming due to Sun! Sea Levels Fail to Rise? - Warming Fears in 'Dustbin of History' POZNAN, Poland - The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The...
  • EPA officials didn't violate anti-lobbying laws, audit finds (Inhofe requested investigation)

    12/10/2008 10:07:55 PM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 348+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 8, 2008 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency officials didn't violate anti-lobbying laws amid a high-stakes campaign over California's request for permission to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions in vehicles, federal investigators have concluded. Rejecting charges by conservatives, the investigators said two top agency officials acted legally when they conveyed information to former EPA Administrator William Reilly, who supported California's clean-air waiver request. Reilly, a moderate Republican, was EPA administrator under former President George H.W. Bush. "EPA staff did not engage in any effort to influence a member of Congress or other covered official," the EPA's Office of Inspector General concluded in a...
  • Hostile Green Takeover: The Auto Industry Faces Environmental Thuggery

    12/10/2008 10:02:38 PM PST · by flattorney · 19 replies · 802+ views
    Inhofe.Senate.gov ^ | November 20, 2008 | James Inhofe Senate Floor Speech
    Hostile Green Takeover: The Auto Industry Faces Environmental Thuggery Senate Floor Speech - November 20, 2008 Contacts: Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797Elizabeth French 202-224-8260 November 20, 2008 Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) Ranking Member, Environment and Public Works Committee: Mr. President, Americans are once again being asked to foot the bill for yet another urgent bailout. In October, Congress voted for an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, and now much of the same alarmist rhetoric is being employed to pressure members to act quickly. The latest bailout demand making the rounds in Washington is for the Big Three auto...
  • Inhofe Exposes Environmental Groups As "Massive Democratic Political Machines"

    12/10/2008 9:55:47 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 956+ views
    U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works ^ | September 20, 2008 | James Inhofe Senate Floor Statement
    Abstract: Partisan Environmental Groups: Beware of Wolves Dressed in Sheeps Clothing. These wolves should be seen for what they really are: massive democratic political machines, disguised as environmental causes. These wolves disguised in sheep's clothing are deceiving the America people. When an individual gives their hard-earned money to one of these organizations, most expect it to be used for the environmental cause they support, not political campaigning. It seems that it is more important to these groups to turn their once laudable movement into a political machine misleading the American public regarding their purely politically partisan agenda under the guise...