Today, President Obama vetoed the bill that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The measure has been heralded by the conservative-dominated Congress as a job creator, but many on the other side were concerned about the environmental implications of the pipeline. Although this was only the president’s third veto of his presidency, […]
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Two years isn’t a long time. But its enough time to inflict some serious damage if you’re the new party in power in the House of Representatives. The Republicans, riding the lunatic fringe Tea Party wave in the 2010 election, seized a sizable majority of the House of Representatives and started their reign of terror […]
President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to a clean energy future for America last night in his State of the Union address. The Republican responses, on the other hand, underscored just how stuck in the past the leaders of the GOP remain. From Indiana Governor Mitch Daniel’s official response (full text here) to the statements of […]
We told you earlier today that the Obama Administration has cancelled the planet-killing Keystone XL oil pipeline, in response to a misguided GOP attempt to strongarm them into prematurely approving it. We also commented that their only possible motivation in pushing for a decision now – when the Administration had already said pushing too soon […]
(Update: Boehner has caved.) The mainstream media has pretty much given the new House GOP majority a pass for most of the year. It hasn’t mattered how manipulative, mean-spirited, or over-the-top insane they have been; the MSM has stuck to its lazy, ludicrous Both Sides Do It narrative. Which is probably why Boehner’s TeaBagger caucus decided […]
Last week House Speaker John Boehner insisted he was willing to shut down the government unless we kill a loan program that helps Detroit automakers retool factories to make hybrid cars. (Note: that’s a loan program, not a give-away program.)
Senate leader Harry Reid may have found a little bit o’ backbone, though. He’s started the bizarre parliamentary dance required to lob the ball back at the House… WITHOUT the odious job-killing green-car cut. But will it work?
Q: What’s the best way to compound a disaster? A: Play politics with it.
As they continue to ramp up their anti-spending, anti-environment, and anti-jobs rhetoric, the House Republican leadership decided to stick a poison pill into the continuing resolution that will keep the government from shutting down on September 30.
Stephen Colbert delves into the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act and the choice words House Minority Leader John Boehner had for it last week.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) calls Waxman-Markey climate bill “ridiculous”, and a “piece of sh*t”.
The argument that global warming is natural can be compared to other types of junk-science claims in recent U.S. history.
GOP leader calls the idea that carbon dioxide is harmful to the environment “almost comical.”