17 hrs ago
GOP Senators Question Inspector General's Right To Probe Fracking
The Environmnental Protection Agency's inspector general defended Friday his right to investigate pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing, after a posse of Republican senators from petroleum-rich states questioned his authority.
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20 hrs ago
The Heartland Institute
Climate Conference Videos Posted Online
Video of every presentation at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change is available online.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The 2014 US midterms don't mean anything
The political media's handicapping of the 4 November midterm election has contributed to the impression, fostered by many partisans and commentators, that the stakes have never been higher.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, reintegration finished, back on active duty
US Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the US Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Pentagon gives pink slips to hundreds of soldiers, including active-duty officers
Defense Department officials said the reductions are the result of mandatory spending cuts imposed by sequestration and are part of their larger plan to reduce the number of U.S. soldiers from 520,000 to 450,000.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Air & Space
How to Do Oshkosh
FLYING A 1969 TRAINING MISSION WITH THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNIT BASED IN MILWAUKEE, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Poberezny orbited an expanse of rural Wisconsin.
Grounded future: Pentagon still bets on plagued F-35s
Hagel, a Vietnam War vet appointed by US Pres. Barack Obama last year to head the Department of Defense, lauded the $400 billion program at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Thursday during a pep talk to pilots no sooner than two weeks after the Pentagon grounded its entire fleet of F-35s due to an engine fire.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Agencies Agree to Continue to Provide Fire Departments with Equipment
Two U.S. federal agencies have agreed on a new deal this week that will continue to provide local fire departments with surplus military vehicles.
News9 Oklahoma City
Surplus Program For Rural Fire Departments Reinstated
The future now seems secure for rural fire departments. Many were left with doubt after their link to equipment was cut by the federal government.
Sen. Inhofe, Clean Coal Group Slam WH Claims on Electricity Costs
After weeks of claims that the Obama administration's new plan to regulate carbon emissions won't raise the cost of electricity, both Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and the head of new group for "clean coal" electricity have hit back hard with data that show the opposite.
Military restores equipment program for fire departments
The military will continue sending millions of dollars in surplus equipment to rural fire departments, though with new conditions that one Oklahoma official says could make the process more complicated.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The Climate Optimists
Las Vegas is parched. A 14-year drought has left Lake Mead, the local water source, dangerously low.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’...
Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.'
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Deal of the Century? Guantanamo Bay a real estate steal for Us taxpayers
As the debate flares anew over whether to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, supporters of the prison camp are pointing to an often forgotten factoid: Gitmo is one of the best real estate deals the U.S. taxpayers have ever seen.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Senate Family Leave Policies Divide By Generation, Rather Than Party
What do Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and David Vitter have in common? Not much politically, but when it comes to family leave policies, they are closer together than they are with older Senators from their own parties, like Dianne Feinstein and James Inhofe .
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Republican Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change
The United States Conference of Mayors recently met in Dallas to discuss how to move their cities forward in order to meet the challenges before them.
Inhofe's Pilot's Bill of Rights 2: A Sequel Worth Supporting
The Pilot's Bill of Rights championed by Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and passed into law two years ago has been so successful that a summer 2014 sequel is in the works.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Associations Welcome Pilot's Bill Of Rights 2
After getting little support for this concept when we first proposed it a few decades back, ANN is glad to see the associations start to back the concept of a Pilot's Bill of Rights.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Okla. politicians react to court's birth control ruling
Local legislators are praising the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court ruling today.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Coburn and Inhofe praise High Court
Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe praised the Supreme Court ruling today upholding Hobby Lobby's objections to providing contraceptives in their insurance plans.