VANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and […]
What have you heard about terrorism lately? According to a recent study of speeches and public statements from the last two administrations, the answer is probably, not much. The American Presidency Project analyzed the speeches of government officials from the last two administrations–everyone from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to their secretaries of […]
In Funny or Die’s latest crack at political activism, the comedy site makes a line from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address a reality. “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. […]
America’s soda drinking may soon lose its fizz. To combat the country’s high rates of obesity and overweight, Rep. Rosa Delauro (D-Conn.) proposed a national soda tax on Wednesday that would make the consumption of sugary beverages more expensive. The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or the SWEET Act for short, would institute a one cent […]
Congressman Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) doesn’t think the United States has a border security issue despite the fact that over 57,000 children have already crossed the southern border into the country illegally this year.
It’s only natural that the “brain” part kicks in as you get older.
Children by the tens of thousands are flooding north, clinging to the tops of trains to ride from South and Central America, through Mexico and from there sneaking across the border into the US. While both parties have stressed the need for better border security, clogged immigration courts mean that children entering the US are unlikely to ever be deported.
It’s “game on” for real if this guy has his way.
Large sodas – 2, Nanny state – 0. New York state’s highest court upheld a decision on Thursday to shut down former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of large-sized sodas, saying the initiative was an overreach of authority. New York City’s health department barred the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces […]
The federal government is making sure nothing will get in the way of Independence Day firework shows next week. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing exemptions to truck driver rules that prevent drivers from being on duty for more than 14 hours, according to the latest edition of Federal Register. The exemptions apply […]
Apparently, Michelle Obama is allowing pancakes at the White House despite her enthusiasm for wholesome school lunches and healthy, active children. One of the featured inventions at the White House Maker Faire on Wednesday was “PancakeBot,” a flapjack-generating machine that puts cooking breakfast from scratch to shame.
President Obama is hosting the first “White House Maker Faire” on Wednesday to encourage America’s students to invent, innovate and focus their intellectual energy on career paths most relevant in today’s economy. In a rare moment, the president’s touting of entrepreneurship and innovation stands in line with ideas presented by members of the GOP in recent months.
The License Commission in Cambridge, Massachusetts just outside Boston wants to prevent you from using rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar by slapping regulations on taxi rides. According to Uber’s website, the proposed rules would force individuals to pay a minimum of $50 for a non-taxi cab ride of any distance and duration.
The Internal Revenue Service admitted Friday that it had lost two years of emails from ex-official Lois Lerner amid a congressional investigation of the organization’s targeting of conservative groups. What do ABC and NBC have to say about this? Apparently nothing, despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the IRS for its scrutiny of Tea Party groups.
With so much flowing from the worker to the government, perhaps the old song should be rewritten: Government, can you spare a dime?
The Supreme Court ruled against the gun lobby for the second time this term Monday when it concluded with a slim majority that “straw” purchases of guns are illegal. In the 5-4 decision on Abramski v. United States, the court held that a legal firearm owner cannot buy a gun for another, even if the person the weapon is purchased for is a legal gun owner himself.
When asked to detail Hillary Clinton’s “biggest accomplishment” as secretary of State, most college students who support her evidently reply with silence or an embarrassed “I don’t know.” PJTV’s Michelle Fields approached students at George Washington University in the nation’s capitol to pick their brains about Clinton’s potential bid for presidency in 2016.
Vice President Joe Biden is doubling down on his assertion that illegal immigrants are, in fact, already Americans, according to a pool report on Monday.
On Monday, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) advocated for his Disclose Act, which would increase disclosure of campaign-related spending. But with recent examples of private citizens being attacked and even fired for their political views, the prospect of such transparency has some serious unintended consequences that need to be fully explored.