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  • Feds Investigate Stimulus-Backed Solar Companies With Political Ties

    Three solar companies are under investigation for potentially inflating costs in order to draw down more money from a stimulus-funded loan program. All three boast investors with significant ties to the Obama White House. The Treasury Department has subpoenaed Solar City, SunRun, and Sungevity, The Washington Post reports, seeking to … More

    Employee at DOE Lab Advocates 'Murderous Rampage' Against Reporters

    An employee of a government-funded laboratory in Colorado publicly advocated a “murderous rampage” against reporters at a local news organization, who, she said, “deserve to die.” The threats appeared on the public Twitter profile of Kerri Crosby, an employee of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. The profile … More

    Washington, D.C., Union President Convicted, Faces 183 Years in Prison

    The founder and president of a private security officers’ union in Washington D.C. was convicted last week of 18 different federal offenses. He faces a maximum of 183 years in prison and $2.1 million in fines. A jury ruled on September 5 that Caleb Gray-Burriss, founder and president of the National Association … More

    Gov. Snyder Looks to Indiana's Right-to-Work Success

    Automotive parts manufacturer Android Industries is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI. But in March, when the company decided to build a new plant, it looked south – to right-to-work Indiana. Android’s Fort Wayne, IN, plant brought 66 jobs and nearly $9 million of investment to the Hoosier State. The company cited … More

    Michigan Unions' "Freeloader" Myth

    Right-to-work laws represent “the freedom to freeload,” conservative commentator Steven Crowder was told by a union protester outside the Michigan state capitol shortly before another protester punched him in the face. The gripe is a common one: If workers are free to choose whether or not they wish to join … More

    Michigan Schools to Close as Teachers Leave to Protest Right-to-Work

    Two Michigan school districts will close Tuesday after hosts of teachers called out sick, apparently to join protests against efforts to pass right-to-work legislation in the state. The school district superintendent in Taylor, MI, a Detroit suburb, said the district would not have enough teachers to fill the district’s classrooms, according … More

    10 Things Americans Spend More on Than Elections

    The $6 billion tab of 2011-12 election cycle political expenditures had barely been tallied before anti-free speech groups began calling for additional campaign finance reforms. With all the hyperventilating over the supposedly outsized spending on American elections, we thought it would be insightful to examine some of the things on … More

    Obamacare May Hike Your Pet's Health Care Bills

    American health care consumers aren’t the only ones who will be hit by slated Obamacare tax hikes. Medical bills for their pets may go up as well. According to a rule published Friday by the Internal Revenue Service, some medical devices used in veterinary practices will be hit by Obamacare’s … More

    Jim DeMint Addresses Heritage Staff: "This Is a Homecoming for Me"

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) addressed a packed auditorium at The Heritage Foundation this morning, just moments after being named the organization’s next president. He will succeed Ed Feulner, who is stepping down after 35 years leading the think tank. More than 200 employees of the Heritage Foundation rose for a … More

    County to Boost Security After Anti-Fracking Activist Threats, Intimidation

    The Boulder, CO, County Commission has been forced to revise its security plan in the wake of disruptive and threatening actions by environmental activists at a recent Commission hearing on the use of public land for natural gas extraction. At a hearing on Tuesday, a group of activists shouted down speakers and … More