Solar energy accounted for less than one percent of the total electricity generated in the U.S. during the first six months of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Monthly Energy Review.
September 29, 2016, 4:16 PM EDT
September 23, 2016, 4:48 PM EDT
Don’t expect a lot of surprises or hot-button cases divided 4-4 by a deadlocked Supreme Court during the upcoming fall term, which begins the first week of October, says Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
September 23, 2016, 11:16 AM EDT
Country music singer, songwriter, and conservative pundit Charlie Daniels was awarded the tenth annual 2016 “William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence” Thursday night at the Media Research Center’s (MRC) 2016 Gala and DisHonors Awards.
September 21, 2016, 3:36 PM EDT
A bill currently under review by the D.C. Council would legalize physician-assisted suicide. But opponents say that the bill lacks sufficient safeguards to protect the sick and disabled, poses a grave danger to the city’s most vulnerable residents, and ignores medical advances in pain relief that make such legislation unnecessary.
September 19, 2016, 3:23 PM EDT
U.S. athletes competing in the just-ended 2016 Paralympics took home 115 medals – 40 gold, 44 silver, and 31 bronze – but most Americans don’t know about the haul due to scant media coverage of the world’s third-largest sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup.
September 16, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT
The Unites States should phase-out all denominations of the U.S. dollar larger than a $10 bill to thwart money launderers and tax evaders, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told attendees at a Council on Foreign Relations event this week in Washington, D.C.
September 15, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT
Several constitutional law professors testified on Wednesday that the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology does have the authority to subpoena documents from members of AGs United for Clear Power over what Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) called their “coordinated” attack on climate change skeptics.
September 14, 2016, 11:39 AM EDT
Ten years after former Vice President Al Gore warned in his 2006 Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, that if nothing was done to stop man-made global warming, melting Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets could raise sea levels by up to 20 feet, four peer-reviewed scientific studies found “no observable sea-level effect of anthropogenic global warming.”
September 13, 2016, 10:37 AM EDT
The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has filed a lawsuit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allowing union officials to participate in federal health and safety inspections – even at companies that are not unionized.
September 12, 2016, 3:14 PM EDT
Rudy Giuliani defended Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s contention that the U.S. should had taken over Iraq’s oil fields to prevent the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), dismissing a suggestion by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that doing so would have been illegal under international law
September 9, 2016, 5:16 PM EDT
Attorneys general in 11 states have filed an amicus brief siding with ExxonMobil in a climate change case brought against the company by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
September 9, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT
Thousands of pro-lifers are expected to gather this weekend to pray at numerous memorials and gravesites around the country where tens of thousands of aborted babies have been buried.
September 7, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT
A coalition of 17 civil rights and technology groups is claiming that “predictive policing” tools currently in use in at least 20 large police departments across the U.S. rely on biased data that “supercharges discrimination” in minority communities while not making them any safer.
September 7, 2016, 9:39 AM EDT
Women are reportedly forbidden from wearing face-concealing niqabs or burqas when they enter ISIS’ secure facilities in Mosul, Iraq, according to the Alalam News Network, a state-owned Arabic news channel in Iran.
September 6, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT
While conservatives across the country mourned the death of Eagle Forum founder, prolific author, and activist Phyllis Schlafly, many conservative leaders who knew her recalled her strength and courage under fire.
September 1, 2016, 2:04 PM EDT
A portrait of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a print of which will be displayed at her canonization by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Sunday, was unveiled Thursday at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
August 31, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's suggestion that state and local voting systems be designated as “pieces of critical infrastructure” so the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can protect them from hackers is unconstitutional and would create a dangerous precedent, legal experts said.
August 31, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT
Legislators from 45 states will participate in a simulated Article V Convention of States in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21-23 to learn how such a convention would work in real life.
August 30, 2016, 5:19 PM EDT
Maine Governor Paul LePage denied Tuesday that he was resigning amid political blowback for saying that out-of-state black and Hispanic drug dealers were responsible for the surge in fatal drug overdoses in his state and for leaving an obscene voicemail for a state lawmaker who called the comments “racially charged’.
August 30, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT
Top officials in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) advised President Richard Nixon to “get rid of the people involved in the [Watergate] cover-up, no matter how high,” according to a newly released CIA document obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).