Obama Establishes New Cabinet-Level Position: Appoints Mitch McConnell
By John Lillpop --American Politics
The much maligned “odd couple” tryst between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitch McConnell became dramatically more intense Friday when Obama took the extraordinary step of announcing that he (the president) has established a new cabinet level position title and has appointed McConnell to the post on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
IMF’s Disingenuous Attempt to Tax Energy Use
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its estimate of global fossil fuel subsidies for 2015 at $5.3 trillion—almost ten times higher than the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) calculation of $548 billion for 2013.(i] The difference is not the change of a 2-year span, but the methodology. The IEA uses a “price-gap” methodology, which is the difference between end-use prices and supply costs that include shipping costs, margins, and value-added taxes. In other words, the agency calculates subsidies that the governments pay their own citizens to enable them to buy energy more cheaply than the market price.
Republicans lose faith in Party Leadership
By Jeff Crouere --Cover Story
A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating.
Oh joy: Hillary offers her thoughts on how to ‘jump start small business’
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
It’s hard to imagine anything more frightening than the image above (and just think how it must make Bat Boy feel), but one possibility might be the prospect of Hillary Clinton developing strategies for how to “jump start small business.” I have been a small business owner since 1999, and it’s hard to imagine anything in common between good small business practices and the things Hillary Clinton does.
UN casts Israel as worst violator of health rights in the world
By UN Watch--Hillel Neuer --World News
Exclusive Report and comment by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer:
GENEVA, - As Israeli hospitals continue their life-saving treatment for escalating numbers of wounded Syrians fleeing to the Golan from the Assad regime’s barbaric attacks, the U.N. reached new heights of absurdity today by adopting a draft resolution portraying Israel as violating the health rights of Syrians in the Golan.
Hillary plans June 13th rally to announce Presidential campaign. Wait, what?
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
Back on April 12th, the New York Times covered the announcement of Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations like this:
Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clintonannounced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
Why compassion for illegal immigration is wrong
By A. Dru Kristenev --Cover Story
Unchecked immigration is destroying our nation by undermining and overrunning the very institution that was built to harbor immigrants through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution…
Don’t call it compassion when the president, elected officials or a candidate takes a stand that illegal immigrants deserve a pass to stay in this country and receive citizenship, let alone resident status. It is approval of America’s demise; an uncontrolled decimation of what the Founders established in the new world expressly to provide free exercise of faith, industry and speech.
Latest Military News
By News on the Net --News Features
US approves large guided bomb sale to Israel
The US State Department has approved the sale to Israel of over 20,000 guided bomb kits and 8,650 associated warheads, including additional 5,000 lb ‘bunker busters’, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 19 May.
India Won’t Shift Away From Coal, Minister Tells UN
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
India has told a high-level energy meeting here that it will not be fair to expect it to move away from coal to meet energy requirements of millions of Indians, underscoring that coal will continue to remain the “mainstay” of its energy needs for the “foreseeable future.”—Press Trust of India, 22 May 2015
FEC backs off plan to regulate Internet
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
The Internet isn’t totally out of the woods with the news we’re sharing here, but at least it’s something positive. The FCC still intends to regulate the Internet in the manner of a 1930s-era telephone company, meaning the ObamaNet continues to loom over everyone. But at least the FEC is backing off - for now - on a plan to squash free speech by demanding that everyone who uses the Internet to express political opinions file spending reports with the federal government. And the best news is that it was public pressure - it still works if you use it, folks! - that forced Democrat commissioners to back down:
Clinton Foundation: So hey, turns out we took in $26.4 million more than we disclosed
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
One of the curiosities I’ve had about the Clinton Foundation slush fund is how Hillary just wantonly ignored the agreement she’d made with the White House to disclose the donations they were getting while she was Secretary of State. Not that it surprises me she would welch on the agreement. Not at all. That’s classic Hillary. But usually they find some sort of clever way to break their word while being able to claim they kept it. That’s the Clinton way. I was a little surprised at the idea that she would have just hidden the donations and basically said “screw you” to the White House in the process.
Migrating golden eagles to be slaughtered in Ontario
By Guest Column--Mark Duchamp --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
In October/November each year, as snow covers their hunting grounds, golden eagles from Canada fly south to warmer climates in the United States. Those migrating from Northern Ontario and the western half of Quebec (all the way up to the Ungava Peninsula) must deal with a major obstacle: the Great Lakes.
Run, “Professor” Xavier Becerra, Run!
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --American Politics
So, the California Democratic Party is in a tussle over who will succeed Barbara Boxer in the US Senate.
The Problem with Jade Helm
By Arnold Ahlert --Cover Story
Jade Helm 15, a large-scale military operation conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches, scheduled to take place in several states between July 15 and September 15, 2015, has elicited a firestorm of criticism. Many have gone so far as to claim the exercises are a prelude to the imposition of martial law, especially in Texas, one of the states designated as “hostile” territory. However, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts the issue in the proper perspective, noting why it’s reasonable that Americans would be concerned about the operation.
How the Media Got Into Bed with the Clintons
By Cliff Kincaid --Cover Story
Republican operative Karl Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal that “few demonstrate as much contempt for journalists as do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” That may be true for Obama, but Mrs. Clinton has taken a different approach. Her platforms, the Clinton Foundation and its project, the Clinton Global Initiative, have given the appearance of humanitarian work, drawing many big names from the media into her network of influence. No wonder they treat her with deference and respect. The media have been compromised.