• Texas City Featured in Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ Lost Millions in Its Green Energy Gamble

    Texas City Featured in Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ Lost Millions in Its Green Energy Gamble

    Former Vice President Al Gore hailed the city of Georgetown, Texas, for powering itself with only solar and wind energy, but now the city is losing millions on its green energy gamble.

    Georgetown’s bet against fossil fuel prices cost the city-owned utility nearly $7 million this year, and prompted officials to look for a way out of their long-term contracts for solar and wind energy.

    “It’s costing them big time,” Bill Peacock, vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “This doesn’t appear to be the first time they’ve lost money, just the first time it was big enough to have to go public with it.” READ MORE...

  • Trump Snubs Senate Funding Bill as Shutdown Grows More Likely

    Trump Snubs Senate Funding Bill as Shutdown Grows More Likely

    President Donald Trump won’t sign a spending bill to keep the government fully running without funding for a wall along the southern border.

    The Senate passed a spending bill late Wednesday, sending it to the House of Representatives, but lacking Trump’s request for $5 billion to build the wall. Earlier Thursday, it was widely reported that Trump would sign a bill to avert a partial government shutdown.

    However, after House Republicans met with the president at the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said legislation in its current form wouldn’t go forward. READ MORE...

  • Yes, What Happened in North Carolina Is Voter Fraud

    Yes, What Happened in North Carolina Is Voter Fraud

    More than a month after the November election, the details of an apparent voter fraud scandal orchestrated by a North Carolina Republican operative are still coming to light. A coordinated absentee ballot harvesting ring may have gathered, tampered with, or destroyed hundreds of ballots.

    The outcome of the House race in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District hangs in the balance, and the state elections board may order a new election. Voters across the country are watching, rightly alarmed at the apparent ease with which some of their fellow citizens were effectively disenfranchised. READ MORE...

  • No Surprise Boy Scouts Headed for the Ash Heap

    No Surprise Boy Scouts Headed for the Ash Heap

    The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation, and political divisions that grow wider by the day.

    It’s now the Boy Scouts of America’s turn to join the parade.

    The organization, which began in 1910 to, according to its website, ” … train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance” so they become honest men, worthy of admiration and respect, is now in danger of dissolving because of lawsuits filed alleging scouts were sexually abused. READ MORE...

  • Elizabeth Warren Introduces Legislation to Create a Government-Run Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Elizabeth Warren Introduces Legislation to Create a Government-Run Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation on Tuesday that would establish a government-run pharmaceutical manufacturer to effectively compete with the private market.

    The Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act seeks to address the increasing prices of prescription drugs by injecting competition into the marketplace, consequently lowering the cost of mass-produced generic drugs. The bill would create the Office of Drug Manufacturing, which would be housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. READ MORE...

  • House Freedom Caucus Makes Case for Border Wall as Shutdown Looms

    House Freedom Caucus Makes Case for Border Wall as Shutdown Looms

    Now in the final days of their control of the House, Republicans have failed to make good on a major promise they made to voters—namely, funding the border wall to curb illegal immigration, the former chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said.

    But some caucus members are holding out hope for a last-minute breakthrough.

    “How are our chances any better [for getting border-wall funding] when Nancy Pelosi becomes speaker?” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Daily Signal on Tuesday, referring to the California Democrat and current House minority leader. READ MORE...

  • Pelosi Promises Swift Action on ‘Commonsense’ Gun Control

    Pelosi Promises Swift Action on ‘Commonsense’ Gun Control

    Democrats will act “boldly” to bring “commonsense” gun control reforms to the table, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

    “The new Democratic majority will act boldly and decisively to pass commonsense, life-saving background checks that are overwhelmingly supported by the American people,” Pelosi said, Politico reported Monday.

    With Pelosi’s support, Democrats coalesced to create a gun reform proposal that would require federal background checks on all gun sales, including private sales, Politico reported. READ MORE...

  • Martha McSally Will Be Appointed to John McCain’s Seat

    Martha McSally Will Be Appointed to John McCain’s Seat

    Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain’s former Senate seat after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl announced he is resigning from the U.S. Senate at the end of December.

    Gov. Doug Ducey announced in a Tuesday statement that McSally will be taking the seat. This comes as McSally lost her Senate bid to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a tight Nov. 6 midterm race.

    “All her life, Martha has put service first—leading in the toughest of fights and at the toughest of times,” Ducey said in his statement. “With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate. I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility and look forward to working with her and Senator-elect Sinema to get positive things done.” READ MORE...

  • America’s Christmas Gift to the World: More Energy Freedom

    America’s Christmas Gift to the World: More Energy Freedom

    Over the past few months, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been delivering an important message to our country’s allies: America’s energy renaissance is your gift, too. As Perry said at the beginning of the year, “The United States is not just exporting energy, we’re exporting freedom.”

    Now, he’s delivering that message in person.

    Perry has proactively exercised his role to encourage new foreign markets for American companies. Whether it’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) or commercial nuclear power, American energy companies have a lot to offer. READ MORE...

  • Obama’s School Discipline Guidance Could Be Doomed. Here’s Why That’s Great News.

    Obama’s School Discipline Guidance Could Be Doomed. Here’s Why That’s Great News.

    This year started with a reminder that we cannot take the safety of our children for granted, and Washington has ended the year by taking the issue seriously.

    The Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report Tuesday and recommended the removal of federal guidance that has cast the specter of federal investigation over school districts since 2014.

    The report calls for rescinding federal directives on student suspensions and expulsions (otherwise known as “exclusionary discipline”) that were based on specious legal grounds and have had troubling results in schools around the country. READ MORE...