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Soros-Funded Prosecutors Put ‘Social Justice’ Above Law And Order, Analysts Say

October 19, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Self-styled progressive political activists who win election as district attorneys with financial support from wealthy donors have made “social justice” initiatives more important than public safety, legal analysts say. George Soros, the Hungarian American billionaire investor, stands out as the big donor behind a super PAC that helped elect district attorneys […]

Film ‘Climate Hustle 2’ Targets Hollywood’s Green Hypocrisy, Double Standards

September 25, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Politicians, media figures, and Hollywood elites who maintain lavish lifestyles while advocating restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions are on full display in a new documentary. “Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Climate Monarchy” is a sequel to the 2016 documentary film “Climate Hustle,” which questioned the premise of theories linking human […]

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Resist Governor’s Executive Actions On Climate Change

September 10, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ If Pennsylvania joins a multistate agreement that restricts carbon dioxide emissions, the commonwealth could jeopardize its position as an energy producer and exporter without achieving discernible environmental benefits, according to elected officials who are resisting executive actions to address climate change. The state Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to prohibit Gov. […]

From Nixon To Trump: EPA Chief Touts Environmental Gains, Hits ‘Single Issue Advocacy’

September 5, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, the government has reduced air pollution by 7%, declared Superfund sites safe again at a record pace, and directed tens of billions of dollars to ensuring clean water, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Thursday in a speech marking the agency’s 50th anniversary. Wheeler, speaking […]

These 3 Groups Organized To Support Mail-In Voting

June 24, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Political progressives who favor the expanded use of mail-in balloting have been telling the American people not to pay attention to that man on Twitter who sees a potential connection between their proposals and massive voter fraud. The Brennan Center for Justice, Priorities USA, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]

How Virginia’s Green New Deal Will Add To Residents’ COVID-19 Costs

June 8, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ While many Virginia residents are still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, their elected officials from Gov. Ralph Northam on down are increasing their financial burdens with radical Green New Deal-style programs, energy policy analysts say. Renewable energy mandates and restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions recently signed into law by Northam, […]

Big Labor Said To Exploit ‘Weakness’ In State Laws Despite High Court Ruling On Dues

September 9, 2019 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Labor unions are working with allies in state legislatures to counteract a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated mandatory union dues and fees for government employees, according to a new report from a free-market think tank. In June 2018, the high court ruled that “agency shop” laws requiring nonunion government employees to […]

Nurses Union That Backs ‘Medicare For All’ Prevails At This Hospital

August 28, 2019 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania—Not every nurse at St. Mary Medical Center supports “Medicare for All” or the political goals of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. But every nurse at that Bucks County hospital soon will pay dues to a labor union that has backed Sanders and government-run health care, now that a majority of […]

Big Donors Pave Youth Group’s ‘Road’ To Green New Deal

April 12, 2019 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ A self-described army of young people devoted to climate change activism are taking their show on the road to build support for national Democrats’ Green New Deal and to counter business interests that favor fossil fuel use. The Sunrise Movement first attracted media attention when hundreds of its followers organized sit-ins […]

Lindsey Graham Credits Trump For ‘Tough’ Leadership

March 1, 2019 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ When President Donald Trump first entered the Oval Office two years ago, Sen. Lindsey Graham was a little reticent to give him his phone number. “President Trump and I did not start well,” the South Carolina Republican said in remarks Thursday to hundreds of conservative activists. “But now I’ve given him […]

Weather Forecasters Warn Of Impending Danger As US Climate Skeptics Upend UN Climate Summit

December 28, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ KATOWICE, Poland—TV weather forecasters who understand the potential dangers of climate change are well-positioned to educate the public and spur them to take action, participants said in a panel discussion at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held here earlier this month. […]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip Slightly In Trump’s First Year, EPA Says

October 18, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Greenhouse gas emissions have declined across multiple sectors since President Donald Trump has been in office, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The EPA collects emissions data from industrial sources on an annual basis. Those sources include power plants, oil and gas production plants, refining facilities, iron mills, steel mills, and […]

Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal Bucks California In Bid To Spur New Car Purchases

August 3, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ American consumers who want safe, affordable vehicles will find new models with improved technology becoming less costly if a federal rule amending standards for fuel economy and emissions goes into effect, Trump administration officials said Thursday in announcing the proposal. California has been permitted to set its own auto emissions standards […]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Fends Off Democrat Critics, Makes Case For Deregulation In Testy Hearings

April 27, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt offered up a vigorous defense of his record amid negative media coverage of his travel, security, and living expenses Thursday in testifying before two House subcommittees. “Much of what has been targeted toward me and my team has been half-truths or at best stories so twisted they […]

Geopolitical Benefits Spring From US Energy Dominance, Cabinet Secretaries Assert

February 24, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ America is in a stronger geopolitical position today because of  innovative drilling techniques making it possible to access domestic supplies of natural gas, two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke discussed the impact of […]

Betsy DeVos Urges Americans To Embrace ‘Education Freedom’

February 23, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling on Americans to embrace a vision of “education freedom” that empowers students and parents with a “multitude of pathways” toward new opportunities. DeVos, speaking during a question-and-answer session Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said one such pathway would be educational savings accounts to […]

2 Anti-Trump FBI Officials Also Used Private Email, Their Texts Indicate

February 14, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Two FBI officials who exchanged anti-Trump text messages on government equipment during the 2016 presidential campaign also conducted official business over private email accounts, according to a Senate report. In one electronic text message on April 10, 2016, FBI official Peter Strzok told agency lawyer Lisa Page: “Gmailed you two drafts […]

Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

November 23, 2017 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ HOUSTON—Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded climate alarmism, a retired NASA physicist said at the Heartland Institute’s recent America First Energy Conference. Since America’s national security depends in part on energy security, unsubstantiated claims about global warming that […]

EPA Chief Set To Bar Government-Funded Experts From Agency’s Science Panels

October 23, 2017 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Try asking the nation’s top environmental protection official to “describe the shortcomings of the scientific evidence for climate change,” and what type of data he might find persuasive on the subject. You might shake loose news of major policy changes designed to end what President Donald Trump’s team sees as potential […]

Group Defends Carbon Dioxide As ‘Elixir Of Life’ In Climate Change Debate

February 26, 2017 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Forget everything government officials, many media outlets, and “activist scientists” have warned about the damaging effects of carbon dioxide, because in reality there’s no cause for alarm, a group called the CO2 Coalition urges. Scientists, engineers, and policy analysts who are part of the nonprofit organization turned out in force Friday […]

Climate Change ‘Lunacy’ Called A Gift To Conservatives

February 24, 2017 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ For conservatives, the “lunacy,” “wrongness,” and “criminality” of climate change theories is the gift that keeps on giving, the executive editor of the London branch of Breitbart News Service said Thursday during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Three major strands characterize the climate change movement, James Delingpole […]

Trump Protesters Vow To ‘Shut Down’ Inauguration, Related Celebrations

January 13, 2017 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ A coalition of leftist causes calling itself Disrupt J20 plans a series of organizing sessions, classes, protests, and other activities aimed at disrupting Donald Trump’s inauguration as president Jan. 20. In appeals to “all people of good conscience,” Disrupt J20 seeks to bring thousands of fellow activists to Washington to join […]

Democrat AGs, Green Groups Defy Subpoena On ‘Coordinated’ Climate Efforts

August 3, 2016 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Environmental activists and state government officials, declining to comply with subpoenas by House Republicans probing their “coordinated efforts” to punish climate change skeptics, face additional scrutiny as part of the congressional investigation. The deadline for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and eight environmental organizations to […]

‘Quintessential Insider Deal’: Taxpayers Finance Family Ties Of 2 Failing Green Companies

July 23, 2016 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Grassroots conservative activists who run a reboot of Ronald Reagan’s political action committee want to know why the government allows one failing company to buy another failing company while both get taxpayer subsidies. They also want to know why corporate executives with friends in high places have not been subjected to […]