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  • GOP seeks upper hand as prospect of automatic budget cuts stirs fears

    01/01/2024 8:05:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 26, 2023 | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    Congress faces more government funding headaches in 2024 as lawmakers stare down what could be steeper spending cuts than leaders bargained for as part of a previous bipartisan budget deal… Lawmakers agreed under the FRA to cap base discretionary spending in the next fiscal year to $1.59 trillion. That includes a ceiling of about $886 billion for defense spending and almost $704 billion for nondefense spending. Experts say a handshake agreement made as part of the larger debt limit deal would allow for north of $60 billion in additional funding on the nondefense side. Lawmakers were expected to work from...
  • US plans water heater standards, says will save consumers $11 billion yearly

    07/22/2023 7:45:53 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 143 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/21/2023
    The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday proposed energy efficiency standards on water heaters it said would save consumers $11.4 billion on energy and water bills annually. The standards on residential water heater efficiency, which are required by Congress, have not been updated in 13 years. Water heating is responsible for roughly 13% of both annual residential energy use and consumer utility costs, the DOE said. The proposal would require the most common-sized electric water heaters to achieve efficiency gains with heat pump technology and gas-fired water heaters to achieve efficiency gains through condensing technology.
  • Di Leo: The Nanny State Stains a Deck

    05/29/2023 10:49:25 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    When candidates run for public office — local, state, or federal — they campaign on some careful blend of their résumés, their personalities, and their political issues. Thus it has always been, and thus it will always be, in a republic. "Vote for me because I have the experience to do it well," or "Vote for me because I'm so much like you, I'll represent your interests," or "Vote for me because we agree on these twenty or thirty specific issues." But there is something going on that we don't usually expect, and while it's been in process for a...
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells court not to trust Biden in Trump records case

    05/28/2023 9:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | SEPT. 20, 2022 | ZACH DESPART
    Several other Republican attorneys general joined Paxton in bashing the Biden administration, largely over previous policy decisions they disagreed with. ... Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton .. attacked the Biden administration in a federal court brief as part of a case involving the seizure of records from former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida. Paxton, a Trump ally who has joined the former president in falsely claiming the 2020 election was marred by widespread voter fraud, filed a friend of the court brief in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He argued the government under Joe Biden cannot be...
  • Di Leo: Two New Yorkers, One Lesson for Our Time

    05/18/2023 6:58:26 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 18, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    New York’s WABC-TV morning show just lost one of its anchors. Ken Rosato, a news personality with twenty years at this major television station, was fired this week, allegedly for calling a colleague a name (yes, one of the very bad ones) on a hot mic. The station decided it has a zero tolerance policy on talent insulting each other on the air, so Mr. Rosato has been given his walking papers and his bio has been scrubbed from the website. I’m a Chicagoan. I know nothing about the local news scene in New York, but from what we’ve heard...
  • Trump PAC releases ad attacking DeSantis on eating pudding with fingers, cutting Medicare

    04/17/2023 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    MAGA War Room ^ | April 14, 2023
    A Trump-aligned super PAC released a new attack ad on Ron DeSantis, which mocks him for eating pudding with his fingers and hammers him on his record of voting to cut Social Security, Medicare, and increasing the retirement age to 70.
  • Trump calls DeSantis ‘wheelchair over the cliff kind of guy’ in odd rant

    03/01/2023 9:12:57 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 149 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2023 | Mark Moore
    Former President Donald Trump swung left in his latest bizarre attack on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, on Tuesday accusing him of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare and calling him a “wheelchair over the cliff kind of guy” in an all-caps blast. ​Trump, 76, who announced Nov. 15 that he was seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and is expected to face his most significant primary challenge from DeSantis, initially touted his poll numbers showing him leading the 44-year-old governor before cribbing from Democratic attack ads of the past. “Great Poll numbers are springing forth for your favorite President,...
  • Trump PAC ad mocks DeSantis over ‘pudding fingers,’ benefit cut votes

    04/14/2023 9:01:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/14/2023 | Josh Christenson
    A Trump-aligned super PAC is hitting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for sticking his “dirty fingers” into entitlement programs for senior citizens — and allegedly using them to eat pudding as well, according to a stomach-churning ad released Friday. “Ron DeSantis loves sticking his fingers where they don’t belong, and we’re not just talking about pudding,” the ad’s narrator says, referring to an alleged 2019 incident where the 44-year-old Florida governor ate chocolate pudding with three of his fingers while on a private plane ride to Washington, DC. “DeSantis has his dirty fingers all over senior entitlements like cutting Medicare, slashing...
  • Dr. Peter McCullough – “This Spike Protein is a Killer”

    04/10/2023 8:45:12 AM PDT · by cutty · 142 replies
    GP ^ | Apr. 6, 2023 | Dr. Peter McCullough
    Dr. Peter McCullough was one of the most outspoken and bravest leaders during the pandemic – today he is continuing his work to keep Americans healthy and safe in this new post-pandemic era of spike protein. Dr. McCullough wasn’t afraid to stand up to big pharma, big tech and big government during the pandemic, and he is showing that same courage today. “This spike protein is a killer, and it rips through the hearts of men and women,” said Dr. McCullough in a new video where he calls the response of the FDA and the CDC to the dangers of...
  • Trump is a hack

    04/05/2023 3:45:32 PM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 329 replies
    So I just saw the Trump commercial re: Desantis. He accuses Desantis of wanting to cut Medicare funding among other things. All dark and foreboding in black and white (of course). And here's my favorite part: "Desantis even voted to raise the retirement age to 70"!! Anyone even halfway responsible who looks at the Social Security trust fund numbers knows the retirement age will have to be lifted. Americans are living longer. There's no other option. Well, there is one other option -- raising SS taxes and/or raising or eliminating the income cap. Both Democrat solutions. Of course Trump has...
  • Government Isn't the Victim; It's the Perpetrator

    03/23/2023 5:45:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Mar, 2023 | J.B. Shurk
    In Jonathan Nolan's excellent television series, Person of Interest, stars Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson intervene each episode to avert violent crimes predicted by an artificial intelligence. SNIP This much is clear: in both the television series and America today, Big Government is not the victim; it is the perpetrator. Around the country, almost every problem Americans endure is a result of Big Government action or inaction. Government overspending and central bank money-printing have crushed the value of ordinary Americans' income and savings. The Intelligence Community's use of the PATRIOT Act and other unconstitutional tools to violate Americans' Fourth Amendment...
  • Government Added 46,000 Employees in February

    03/10/2023 11:13:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 10, 2023 | 9:44am EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of people employed by government in the United States increased by 46,000 in February, according to the employment report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In January, according to BLS’ seasonally adjusted numbers, there were 22,449,000 people employed by government in this country. In February, that increased to 22,495,000. […] From January to February of this year, federal government employment increased by 7,000, rising from 2,881,000 to 2,888,000. State government employment increased by 2,000 from January to February, rising from 5,162,000 to 5,164,000. State-government employment in the United States hit its all-time high in February 2020,...
  • Report, Biden Administration Approved 192 U.S. Trade Licenses Worth $23 Billion to Support Blacklisted Chinese Companies

    03/04/2023 11:55:28 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 3, 2023 | Sundance
    He’s not called China Joe for nothing. This is quite a considerable amount of U.S. tech products delivered to blacklisted Chinese companies. It would be interesting to trace the multinational kickbacks to the Biden administration. March 3 (Reuters) – The Biden administration approved 192 licenses worth over $23 billion to ship U.S. goods and technology to Chinese companies on a U.S. trade blacklist in the first quarter of last year, according to a document released by a U.S. congressional committee on Friday. The 192 licenses granted were out of 242 license applications decided between January and March 2022, a chart...
  • Explainer-Biden's EV highway takes shape

    02/27/2023 3:32:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | February 27, 2023 | by Jarrett Renshaw
    (Reuters) - Armed with billions of dollars, the Biden administration is embarking on the biggest transformation of the U.S. consumer driving landscape in generations, hoping to blanket the nation's highways with electric vehicle chargers. The federally-funded chargers must be placed within a mile of state-designated electric vehicle corridors. Reuters has reviewed dozens of state applications for this funding and talked to a host of federal, local and company officials involved in the projects, to get a picture of how this new network could reshape the country. The state EV corridors feature some of the nation's busiest roads, including I-95 from...
  • You Don’t Want to Know What’s In San Francisco’s Reparations Proposal…

    01/24/2023 6:05:04 AM PST · by River Hawk · 53 replies
    Revolver news ^ | January 23, 2023 | Revolver
    Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Over the weekend, we warned about the steadily advancing agenda of imposing a new, permanent racial caste system onto the American public in the guise of “reparations.” The demands, we said, are steadily getting more and more ambitious, and the likelihood of true reparations actually becoming a reality is far closer than most realize. But even we were stunned by what just came out of San Francisco.
  • Arizona Is in a Race to the Bottom of Its Water Wells, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

    12/26/2022 9:45:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Dec 2022 | Natalie Koch
    Arizona’s water is running worryingly low. Amid the worst drought in more than a millennium, which has left communities across the state with barren wells, the state is depleting what remains of its precious groundwater. Much of it goes to private companies nearly free, including Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company.Thanks to fresh scrutiny this year from state politicians, water activists and journalists, the Saudi agricultural giant Almarai has emerged as an unlikely antagonist in the water crisis. The company, through its subsidiary Fondomonte, has been buying and leasing land across western Arizona since 2014. This year The Arizona Republic published...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Says ‘Damage’ Done to Teens by Social Media ‘Is the Biggest Issue Facing America’ The Republican from South Carolina is calling for the LICENSING OF TWITTER

    12/20/2022 1:44:33 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/12/2022 | Dessi Gomez
    NOW The Republican from South Carolina is calling for the LICENSING OF TWITTER and others: ”A consumer has no recourse, we need to fix that“
  • CDC Foundation Announces Climate and Health Initiative Focused on Young People, Including $550,000 in Initial Grants

    10/18/2022 8:20:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CDC via Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2022 | CDC Press Release
    ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- While changes in the earth's climate and actions to reduce carbon emissions receive significant attention in the news cycle, people are less familiar with how the earth's changing climate is impacting health. Today, the CDC Foundation announced a new focus to bring together young people to raise awareness about the linkage between climate and health and to engage them in their communities to better prepare for the growing health impacts from climate change. "The health and mental health impacts of our changing climate are daunting, but we must not lose sight of opportunities to come...
  • U.S. Treasury proposes climate data collection rule for insurers

    10/18/2022 7:55:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | October 18, 2022 | by David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday said it was proposing a new rule to collect data on climate-related risks from property and casualty insurers, one of the first concrete actions in a new push to beef up financial regulation to help fight global warming. The Treasury's Federal Insurance Office said in a Federal Register notice that it was seeking public comment on the proposal, under which it would collect current and historical underwriting data on homeowners’ insurance. The zip-code level data would provide the insurance office with "consistent, granular, and comparable insurance data needed to help assess the...
  • The surprising new climate agency

    10/17/2022 12:31:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    E&E News ^ | October 17, 2022 | By Robin Bravender
    The IRS is a climate agency now. The massive climate and energy law enacted by Democrats in August puts the IRS at the forefront of the effort to incentivize renewable energy across the economy. Of the nearly $370 billion of climate spending in the new law, about $270 billion will be delivered through tax incentives for electric vehicles, energy-efficient buildings, solar power and other “clean” energy technologies. “The IRS is at the center of it because the way that you get this cash that the federal government has basically earmarked for all these things is through tax credits and benefits...