OPINION: Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal "The Democrats' Blue-Collar Blues"
The Wall Street JournalBy KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
Blue and green should never be seen without a color in between," runs the old design line. An imperiled President Obama is learning the political pain of mixing colors.
His greens are certainly in evidence, camped in ever greater numbers in front of the White House to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that will move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline officially needs State Department approval, though this week Mr. Obama further elevated the controversy...
NEWS: CNBC "Energy Department Altered Solyndra-Related Documents"
In the midst of the ongoing Solyndra debacle, recent media reports raised questions about a $1.2 billion loan guarantee given to the solar company SunPower through the same program that brought us Solyndra. CNBC has discovered several SunPower references were apparently whitewashed from the DOE website, raising alarming questions as Congressional investigators are still collecting documents related to the Solyndra investigation. What other information has DOE tampered with related to SunPower or, for that matter, Solyndra and the overall loan guarantee program?
Energy Department Altered Solyndra-Related Documents
OPINION: Harold Ford Jr. in the Wall Street Journal "Where the Jobs Are"
The Wall Street JournalBy HAROLD FORD JR.
Philadelphia's historic shipyard will soon be the construction site for two huge oil-tanker transport ships, each weighing more than 115,000 tons. This new investment will create 1,000 jobs--great news for Philadelphia but even better news for America. Despite all the criticism about Washington's inability to jump-start our economy, American businesses remain confident enough to pursue big projects like this $400 million ExxonMobil venture.
In Alaska, meanwhile, more jobs are on the way after the Obama administration's announcement last...
OPINION: Washington Post Editorial "Solyndra: A Bad Bet Obama Should Regret"
The Washington Post Solyndra: A bad bet Obama should regret October 6, 2011
ONCE THE OBAMA administration's paragon of a clean-energy future, Solyndra has gone bankrupt, taking a $527 million Energy Department-guaranteed loan with it. President Obama, however, has no regrets. "Hindsight is always 20-20," he told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. "It went through the regular review process. And people felt like this was a good bet." Solyndra didn't pan out, Mr. Obama conceded, but that's the sort of risk the United States must take...
NEWS: CNN "House GOP Leadership Urges Obama to Support Job-Saving Legislation"
House Republicans are continuing to fight back against job-destroying regulations with votes scheduled this week on two bills that will modify and improve EPA's recent boiler and cement MACT rules that for many facilities are not achievable. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, and H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, will require EPA to re-propose the rules so that standards and timelines are actually achievable and impose the least burdens on job creators, consistent with President Obama's recent executive order on improving regulations. Speaker of...
OPINION: Lucian Pugliaresi in the Wall Street Journal "The Lessons of the Shale Gas Revolution"
The Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011The Lessons of the Shale Gas RevolutionNorth American oil production can double by 2035.By LUCIAN PUGLIARESI
In response to a 2009 request from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) reported earlier this month that oil production in North America could double by 2035--to 20 million barrels per day.
Where can all this oil come from? For one, the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technique used in shale gas production is now being applied to extract oil. The...
NEWS: ABC News "New Study Underlines Unfulfilled Promises of Health Care Bill"
Now: "The president wasn't saying the legislation would guarantee that everyone can keep his or her preferred plan, just that the legislation wouldn't force anyone to change." - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy DeParle, September 29, 2011
Actually, that sounds a lot like what he saidâ€¦
Then: "If you like your current plan, you will be able to keep it." --President Obama, July 21, 2009...
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NEWS: Associated Press Exclusive "Long-Term Care Plan Alarms Ignored"
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program, according to emails disclosed by congressional investigators.
Part of President Barack Obama's health care law, the program is in limbo as a congressional debt panel searches for budget savings and behind the scenes, administration officials scramble to find a viable financing formula.
A longstanding priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the...