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  • Huelskamp, Amash Say House Leadership "Punished" Dissent

    A pair of the House of Representatives’ most conservative members said Tuesday that they were blindsided by news that they would be removed from key committees during the upcoming Congress. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said House leadership didn’t even inform him of the decision. “I had to read it in … More

    WATCH: Reps. Huelskamp and Amash at Heritage's Bloggers Briefing

    A pair of House conservatives will speak at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday afternoon, at our weekly Bloggers Briefing. The event will begin at noon. You can it live above. Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Justin Amash (R-MI) will discuss ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, including Speaker John Boehner’s recent proposal, which … More

    Uber Gives Taxi Regulators an Economics Lesson

    Regulators around the country are looking to shut down an innovative startup that provides on-demand taxi and limousine services at the push of a button. The fight may seem novel, given the technologies at hand, but there are some bedrock economic principles at play. On one side of the fight … More

    Beware the Zombie Congress

    With a whopping 92 members of Congress retiring or defeated in November’s elections, the new lame duck session will feature a host of members who no longer have to answer to their constituents. That makes the lame duck session, during which Congress will consider a host of controversial measures including … More

    Union Corruption 2012: Big Labor's Federal Rap Sheet

    America’s labor unions have amassed quite a federal rap sheet in 2012. According to the Justice Department, union officials nationwide have been arrested for or convicted of embezzlement, extortion, bribery, racketeering, money laundering, fraud, and witness tampering so far this year. Below are summaries of criminal actions taken against union … More

    Ron Wyden's Revisionist Solyndra History

    In a recent interview with Platts Energy Week TV, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), incoming chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, discussed his plans to revise government loan programs that he claimed don’t do enough to boost innovative green energy projects. “Right now they’re not doing enough to encourage … More

    Lawsuit Alleges "Corruption and Negligence" at Department of Energy

    A lawsuit filed in federal court on Wednesday alleges mass favoritism in the Department of Energy’s decisions to award federal grants to major car companies to develop electric vehicles, according to a legal complaint obtained by Scribe. The plaintiff, San Francisco-based XP Technology, says in a complaint filed in the … More

    Two More Stimulus-Backed Solar Companies Announce Layoffs

    A pair of foreign-owned solar companies that benefited from a combined $84 million in Energy Department tax credits have announced they will lay off employees. One of the companies, German-owned SolarWorld, was integral in the fight for tariffs against the importation of Chinese photovoltaic solar panels. The other, Chinese company SunTech, blamed … More

    Pentagon More Active in 'Green' Energy than the Energy Department

    According to a new report on financial waste in the Department of Defense, the Pentagon initiated more renewable energy projects in 2010 – the year measured – than any other federal agency, including the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those findings are detailed in a report (embedded below) released Thursday … More

    Left-Wing Groups Misused More than $750,000 in Stimulus Housing Grants

    A pair of left-wing groups misused hundreds of thousands of dollars in stimulus grant funds, according to federal investigators, who questioned the validity of every dollar the two groups received. In a report released Monday, Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general raised concerns about $752,982 in stimulus disbursements … More