Billionaire Trying to Force Costly Green Mandate on New York

3 Mar 2015, 1:14 pm

Billionaire John Catsimatidis is working to slip a biofuel mandate that would add $150 million to New Yorkers heat expenses into the state budget just as a company he owns completes construction of the largest biofuel plant in the region.

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As a candidate for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton promised a more open and transparent government. “Well, number one, I want to have a much more transparent government, and I think we now have the tools to make that happen,” Clinton said. “I want to have as much info

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Philip Klein After weeks of hype and in the face of a concerted sabotage campaign by the White House and many of its allies in Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seized the moment and delivered a powerful message against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. With a mix of passion an

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The American Spectator

The DHS Fight is Over and The GOP Lost

House Republicans have until Friday to decide how best to recover from the Senate's capituation to Democratic demands over funding the Department of Homeland Security, but it seems they'd prefer to simply get the inevitable over with. While you were applauding Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's powerf

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Back when Rep. Trey Gowdy seemed to be prolonging an investigation into Hillary Clinton's communications with regards to the Benghazi incident, many thought it was merely to justify the new haircut he'd gotten for the occasion. Now, it turns out, Gowdy was not only doggedly pursuing a very obviousl

3 Mar 2015, 3:00 am

There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a “pay gap” between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just 72 percent of what she paid the men. The Obama White House staff likewise has a pay gap between women
Ya just gotta love this story. In the vein of “now it can be told” stories, one Nelson Shanks, a Pennsylvania artist, reveals to the Philadelphia Daily News that in painting a very presidential portrait of Bill Clinton to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, Shanks painted in…

The Federalist

FOUND: Hillary’s Lost E-Mails

Hillary Clinton allegedly used a personal e-mail account to skirt federal document retention requirements. But we've recovered some of those e-mails.

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Clinton fundraising and document scandals are the gifts that keep on giving. In this case, guess who had a secret email account stashed with Benghazi info.
If Obamacare fails, there will be immense political pressure on both sides. But don't make the Democrats' argument for them.
Rahm Emanuel's run-off in Chicago is a warning that "progressive" Democrats are rebelling against the party's moderates--like Hillary Clinton.

The Washington Free Beacon

Billionaire Trying to Force Costly Green Mandate on New York

Billionaire John Catsimatidis is working to slip a biofuel mandate that would add $150 million to New Yorkers heat expenses into the state budget just as a company he owns completes construction of the largest biofuel plant in the region.

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It became apparent soon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was not pleased by the proceedings.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Obama Poses an Existential Threat to Western Civilization

The Mideast policy emanating from Washington is based on ignorance regarding the causes of the conflict, history of the region, and religious motivations causing the violence. Obama refuses to acknowledge that the U.S. is engaged in a war against a totalitarian Islamic enemy and a fight for freedom

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President Obama is such a gift to conservatives. He blunders into disaster after disaster, proving to the world that government is useless for just about everything except breaking things.

3 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

 The problem of genocide is beginning to envelope the administration as it limps toward the finish line of the second term.
Many media outlets have relentlessly and aggressively advanced a theory that King lacks merit, the product of a vindictive Republican party. The resulting reasoning: the Court shouldn’t dignify the argument with a hearing.

Heritage Foundation

Fannie and Freddie Will Finance a New Source for Affordable Housing Funds

The so-called affordable housing movement achieved a victory with the recent move by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to finance two new funds: the... Read More The post Fannie and Freddie Will Finance a New Source for Affordable Housing Funds appeared first on Daily Signal.

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It is never the right time to do the right thing in Washington, D.C. The phrase I heard most often from Republican leadership while serving... Read More The post If Not Now … When? Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Jimmy Carter had one of the worst foreign and defense policy records of any modern president. But, at least he cut one good deal. The... Read More The post Congress Should Listen to Netanyahu’s Warnings on the Obama Iran Deal appeared first on Daily Signal.
By punting a solution over Homeland Security funding for a week, Republicans hoped the extra time would allow for further debate over President Obama’s contentious... Read More The post Boehner Relents on Immigration Fight, Will Allow Vote on ‘Clean’ Homeland Security Bill appeare

Stop the Insanity: BBQ Pitmasters Told to Take Down American Flags

Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory.

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3 Mar 2015, 1:04 pm

I have been torn about this speech by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the Congress this morning.
The story about the ex-con who robbed a bank just so he'd be sent back to prison -- for a bed and three meals a day -- was heartbreaking.
Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe

18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Secession in the U.S.?

Via The Economist: The towns are in New York’s Southern Tier. They sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, which is full of natural gas. New Yorkers, unlike their Pennsylvanian neighbours, are not allowed to tap the gas because of a state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) announced by Andrew

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Welcome back to the RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings! To view the complete series of these posts, click here. As always, this post is intended to be merely predictive of who actually will win the nomination, and is not intended to be an indication of anyone’s preferences, muc
I told y’all he was lying when he puffed his chest and said he’d stop the President. He had no intention of doing so. And now will ensure President Obama’s executive amnesty is funded. He will, like so many other Republican leaders, hide behind a court to fight for him. Coward. Th
By the time you read this, the drama may be over, the Constitution shredded, the GOP held in disrepute by everyone except the Chamber of Commerce, and gagged and shackled in a dark basement while films his “personal trainer” having his way with them, and Barack Obama on his way to unres