March 27, 2016

Dept of Energy to Greenies: Sod Off!

(Steven Hayward) The grasping rent-seekers of subsidies and mandates for wind and solar power have been sniping at the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) for supposedly overestimating the costs of wind and solar power compared to coal- and gas-fired power, and underestimating the growth of wind and solar. EIA does a terrific job of data gathering and analysis, even if some of their work requires great care, such as

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Report: Feds Moving Forward With Plan To Interview Hillary In Email Investigation

Two reports out Sunday provide new details about the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton, including that 147 FBI agents have been involved in the probe and that federal prosecutors are expected to soon seek an interview with the presidential candidate. According to The Los Angeles Times, prosecutors have contacted the attorneys for the top Clinton […]

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Critics Cry 'Censorship' After Robert De Niro Pulls Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival

"We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for."

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Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Louisiana Delegates Lost To Cruz

'Quite frankly, we don't have much of a campaign in Louisiana'

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Pushy Parents Create Mess at Easter Egg Hunts

"Everyone just rushed the field and took everything."

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'Freak Gust of Wind' Fatally Carries Off a 7-Year-Old Girl in an Inflatable Bouncy Castle During Easter Festivities

"Everyone here is absolutely devastated…"

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Obama amnesty undercut by sky-high approval rate for illegal immigrant Dreamers

President Obama's deportation amnesty for illegal immigrant Dreamers approved 93 percent of all applications decided through December — a strikingly high number that will likely play a role next month when the Supreme Court hears a legal challenge to a broader amnesty.

The program for Dreamers was considered a test ...

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Watch How These Mexican Citizens Use Paper Mâché Trump Effigies to Celebrate Easter

"I said 'I've got to get this guy.'"

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Easter Greetings From the Taliban

(John Hinderaker) In Lahore, Pakistan, a Muslim associated with the Taliban bombed a park where Christians were celebrating Easter, murdering at least 69, mostly women and children, while injuring more than 300 more. A spokesman for the terrorist group explained, "Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target." President Obama, meanwhile, warns us against "stigmatizing" Muslims. (To be fair, his precise reference was to Muslim-Americans, although

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Pennsylvania's directly elected, unbound delegates could tip scales in contested convention

The GOP presidential race is turning into a trench warfare fight for every last delegate, and nowhere will that be more true than in Pennsylvania, where the delegates themselves are elected directly by voters in the primary.

That means that Republicans will go to the polls April 26 hoping to ...

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Will This Enviro Convince Colorado She's Cool On Fossil Fuel Divestments?

'Colorado voters reject that kind of ideology'

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'Legends of the Fall' Author Jim Harrison Dead at 78

"His voice came from the American heartland and his deep and abiding love of the American landscape runs through his extraordinary body of work."

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Watch The Newest Season Six 'Game Of Thrones' Preview [VIDEO]

Who will survive?

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Man Caught on Surveillance Camera Viciously Bashing a Cat Against a Wall

"He was crazy."

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Presidential primary brings sheriff back into spotlight

PHOENIX (AP) - First came the endorsement. Arizona's contentious Sheriff Joe Arpaio showered his support on Donald Trump, then campaigned for him ahead of the state presidential primary. He appeared on TV and at a huge rally with the Republican presidential front-runner in the lawman's hometown.

Then came the criticism. ...

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Daughter Is Killed En Route to Mother's Funeral

"Valle was pronounced dead at the scene when the medical crews arrived."

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Hillary does counterterrorism

(Scott Johnson) On Wednesday Hillary Clinton gave her previously scheduled speech on counterterrorism at Stanford University. The Brussels attacks had taken place the day before. She both commented on the attacks and criticized Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the course of her remarks, the C-SPAN video of which is posted below and here. Her speech was treated seriously as a major statement of policy by the news outlets, but it was

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Social workers to gather at Statehouse to lobby lawmakers

BOSTON (AP) - Social workers are planning to gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse to make their case for a series of bills before lawmakers.

Members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers are hoping to meet with state lawmakers Monday to discuss the bills.

Among them ...

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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens Of Christians In Easter Attack In Pakistan

'The target was Christians'

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The real cost of robotics

robotadvisorliving Before we begin, I feel compelled to make an important disclosure: I love robots! Robots are cool. To me, robots are cooler than people, who are only cool occasionally. I especially love industrial robots: They help us "make" things. Now please allow me to make an obvious observation: Like me, many folks think robots in general, and industrial robots in particular, are very cool. Read More

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One Detail Was Noticeably Missing From State Department Statement on Pakistan Taliban Attack

"The United States stands with the people and government of Pakistan at this difficult hour."

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John Kasich refuses Ted Cruz's 'absurd' calls to quit race

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Sunday that rival Ted Cruz's calls for him to get out of the race are "absurd" and that his exit would only hand the nomination to front-runner Donald Trump.

The Ohio governor said that if he had dropped out before winning his home state, ...

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Trump Is 'Completely Uneducated About Any Part of the World': Andrea Mitchell Blasts Trump During Segment on 'Meet the Press'

"He cannot stick to a subject. It is remarkable."

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Suspected Burglar Could've Avoided Trip to the Hospital Had He Seen Sign Mother Posted Outside of Her Home

"We don't call 911."

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Sanders Says He Wants to Debate Clinton on Her Home Turf

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wants to debate former N.Y. Senator Hillary Clinton in her adopted home state "I would hope very much that as we go into New York state, Secretary Clinton's home state, that we will have a debate," the Vermont senator said Sanders said it could be in "New York City, upstate, wherever" Sanders recently opened an office in Brooklyn, where Clinton's campaign has its headquarters N.Y. primary scheduled for

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"Europe Might be Dying"

(Steven Hayward) Last night it was all over the news that a planned rally against fear today in Brussels had to be canceled because of . . . fear. Not enough security available to allow it to go forward. This really is a literal case of the terrorists winning. Another leading French intellectual, Bernard Henri-Levy, gave an interview to the BBC on Thursday that is very bracing in its conclusion that "Europe

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Sanders Campaign Wonders If Hillary Is Ducking Debate In New York State

'It is difficult to understand your motivation'

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CDC Recommends Doctors Stop Testing Patients for Marijuana

The change comes weeks after Elizabeth Warren pressed the CDC to explore the "effectiveness of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids."

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Watch the Powerful Easter Ritual Performed by Christians Each Year in the Streets of New York City

The "living stations of the cross" drew a number of Christians on Friday, and also appeared to surprise tourists.

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Kansas weighing rules for handling eyewitnesses to crimes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka resident Joe Jones was walking early one August morning in 1985 when he was stopped by a police officer because he fit the description of someone who assaulted a woman the day before. Jones was arrested that day and convicted the next year. He spent ...

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Review: The ProDrone BYRD

ProDrone 1 The public's taste in drones is growing more sophisticated. The industry is improving so quickly that major new features are released every year, if not every few months. If a company wants to sell to the increasingly savvy entry-level quadcopter space, it needs to build a drone that can do more than simply fly. Read More

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Dozens Killed in Easter Day Bombing at Park in Pakistan Where Christians Were Celebrating Holiday

The explosion took place near the children's rides in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park.

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What a Man Started Shouting at Brussels Attack Memorial Prompted Boos All Around

"Many people booed, shouting for him to 'focus on Brussels today.'"

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Supreme Court nears decision on Blagojevich appeal

CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could soon learn whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of his conviction on charges of corruption that included an attempt to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

The 59-year-old Democrat had five of his 18 ...

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Kerry Won't Call Russia An Ally In Syria But Admits They're Helping U.S. Interests [VIDEO]

'If Russia can help us -- and it is right now...'

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Airport Says it Wants to Use Uber Drivers' Fingerprints for Background Checks

Uber has objected to using fingerprints to check drivers' criminal records, calling its own procedure sufficient.

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America First, how sweet the sound

(Scott Johnson) I'm in the "relax and enjoy it" phase of Donald Trump's candidacy for the GOP nomination. If he wins it, so be it. His prospects are certainly good, but I rate his chance of winning the general election as asymptotically approaching zero. All I can do is observe the scene honestly. I won't enjoy watching the damage that Trump's candidacy will do to the Republican Party in the general election,

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Trump: The National Enquirer Has a 'Good Record of Being Right'

The post Trump: The National Enquirer Has a 'Good Record of Being Right' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Tea party activists hail federal appeals court ruling vs IRS

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists are heartened by a federal appeals court ruling that strengthens their legal push against the IRS for alleged targeting in past election cycles.

A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals chastised government foot-dragging while ordering the agency to give ...

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You'll Be Shocked To Find Out What Donald Trump Thinks Easter Is About [VIDEO]

'It really represents family and get-together and -- and something'

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The 50-year digital relationship

digitalclock I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your ability to find any information any time, and to build relationships around common interests at any distance — aren't going anywhere. Ever. Read More

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Two Employees at Belgian Nuclear Plant Fled to Syria to Join Islamic State in 2012 — NYT

"Some 1,000 people work on sites like these. Their backgrounds are all checked thoroughly, but better safe than sorry."

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes: 'We Need to Pause the Refugee Program'

"The longer we don't take care of ISIS and Al Qaeda, the more that this threat will grow day-by-day."

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Woman celebrates 25th year in Grand Island after immigrating

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A Grand Island resident who will soon celebrate her 25th year in the city - who earned a law degree in her native Mexico, who became a U.S. citizen and has helped more than 100 others do the same, has coached all ages from preschoolers ...

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Organization seeks to shield scientists from public scrutiny

BOSTON (AP) - The group has been a fierce advocate for transparency, regularly championing investigations that rely on public documents to hold government officials accountable.

But over the past year, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge-based advocacy group that represents thousands of scientists around the country, has campaigned to ...

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Report Claims Trump's First Congressional Endorsement Secured By Extortion

'I know Carl Paladino has been aggressively pushing all of you to endorse Trump'

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Deal Reached to Take California Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Most proposals have the wage increasing about a dollar per year until it reaches $15 per hour.

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