Category Archives: 112th Congress

Bill Gates a Victim or Perp on Common Core?

Bill Gates learned two big things in the last twenty years that went beyond his obvious knowledge in his business:

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John Christy Corrects

John Christy, Boss of the Weather and Satellite studies program at Huntsville, says it’s not that good.

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Warmism Failing: WaPo reports GOP ‘paying no price whatsoever for climate science denialism’

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson isn’t budging from skepticism despite a $2 million warmist campaign against him. Continue reading

EPA nominee responses to Senate GOP expose effort to mislead Congress on coal plant emission rules

“Bait-and-Fuel-Switch.” Continue reading

Cruz Sworn In As Texas’ First Hispanic US Senator, Will Introduce Bill To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

“Cruz could become a rising star among Capitol Hill conservatives following the retirement of tea party leader U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina” — of course, DeMint didn’t even bother to vote on the fiscal cliff deal. Continue reading

Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid

Since the Senate bill was crammed down Boehner’s throat, possibly New Jersey Fats ought to direct his wrath elsewhere, like at his new buddy Barack who ordered Biden to craft the bill with Mitch McConnell. Continue reading

Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the ‘cliff’ deal

Tim Carney explains how green con-artists (like GE) won and the rest of us lost. Continue reading

Which GOP Congressman surrendered to Obama?

Here’s the roll call of votes from last night’s vote of infamy. Continue reading

Shame: GOP surrenders on fiscal cliff; Conservative media, Tea party AWOL

GOP leadership (pardon the oxymoron) should be drummed off a real cliff. Conservative grassroots, media on holiday? Happy New Year.

Fiscal Cliff Quote of the Day

From retiring House Republican Steve Latourette of Ohio. Continue reading

Only 5 GOP Senators vote against cliff deal

Five out of 47… dead party walking. Continue reading

Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 in Spending Cuts for Every $41 in Tax Increases

What Mitch McConnell negotiated with Biden — no wonder McConnell was unable to stop Obama from crippling the coal industry. Continue reading

Fiscal Cliff Vote: Good-bye GOP?

Will House agreement on the all-tax-and-no-cut fiscal cliff package be the last major act of a soon-to-be-extinct political party?

New Hawaii senator: Global warming ‘the most urgent challenge of our generation’

“The replacement for late Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) said Wednesday that climate change is at the top of his legislative agenda.” Continue reading

Worries at the trough: NIH grantees sweat fiscal cliff

An upside of going over the fiscal cliff seems to be some defunding of NIH junk scientists-on-the dole. Continue reading

Rep. McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Carbon Tax

“Given our current economic climate, this is the worst time to implement another tax on coal, oil and gas—industries that fuel our economy.” [McKinley Web Site]

So when would be a better time for a junk science-based carbon tax?

House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’

“The entire House GOP leadership team has registered its opposition to climate legislation that raises revenue, underscoring the long odds that taxing carbon emissions has in negotiations on the fiscal cliff.” [The Hill]

Congressional Report finds misconduct in Federal energy loans program

We would like to believe that our nation’s energy policies are based on sound science and careful cost-benefit analyses. But a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation found evidence of widespread political favortism in awarding federal energy loans. Continue reading

Banning junk science from Capitol Hill

By Steve Milloy and Willie Soon
May 1, 2012 Washington Times

Federal courts have a system to keep junk science out of courtrooms. It’s time Congress adopts one, too. Continue reading

Milloy: GOP is MIA on EPA overreach

By Steve Milloy
March 30, 2012, Washington Times

The Obama Environmental Protection Agency just condemned to death an entire U.S. industry – a legal and scientific horror story that congressional Republicans failed miserably to prevent. Continue reading