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    Scientists Blame Global Warming for Heat Wave, But Fail to Back It Up

    Global-warming alarmists have reemerged with a vengeance following the recent heat wave featuring record temperatures across the nation and dozens of wildfires throughout the West. But how much has global warming contributed? At least two climate change scientists refused to identify any possible threshold, with one declaring, “I honestly don’t … More

    Solyndra-Linked Executive to Lead Pentagon's Advanced Tech Agency

    A venture capital executive with ties to defunct solar company Solyndra has been hired as the new chief of the Defense Department program heading up the Pentagon’s renewable energy push. Arati Prabhakar, a former partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that backed Solyndra, has been … More

    Federal Grants May Have Illegally Funded Lobbying Activities

    Federal funds may have illegally supported state and local lobbying efforts as part of a “prevention and wellness” program by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to HHS’s Inspector General. The IG noted that possibility in a letter to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who first raised concerns about … More

    Google+ 'Hangout' With RSC Chairman Jim Jordan

    At 1:15 pm on Tuesday, Scribe’s investigative reporter Lachlan Markay will join Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, on a Google+ “hangout” to discuss issues currently before Congress. Once the event begins, video will appear in the window above. The “hangout” feature allows viewers to see live … More

    VIDEO: Feulner and Limbaugh Discuss the Threats to America's Future

    “Join the side you are on.” In their new book, “The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values that Make Us Great,” Dr. Edwin J. Feulner and Brian Tracy celebrate the meaning of what it is to be an American, and explore why concepts like American Exceptionalism and the American … More

    USDA Gives Millions to Farmers Who Aren't Actually Farming

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has doled out millions of dollars in subsidies to farms on which farming isn’t actually taking place, according a new report from government watchdogs. Billions more have gone towards supporting farms that don’t grow the crops for which they’re being subsidized. USDA gave nearly $3 … More

    After Posting $70 Million Loss, French Company Lands $25 Million from DOE

    The Department of Energy recently awarded $25 million to a French company that posted net losses of about $70 million last year, and whose solar division is particularly troubled financially. As part of its Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home (SUNPATH) project, DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) division … More

    Countrywide Gave VIP Loans to Top Policymakers, Regulators

    The now defunct Countrywide Financial Corp. issued hundreds of discounted loans to government officials and Fannie Mae employees in order to build clout with influential policymakers, a new House report shows. The report, issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, details several Countrywide VIP loans that were given … More

    Ineligible Borrowers Got Hundreds of Millions in Stimulus Home Loans

    The Agriculture Department’s Rural Housing Service likely loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible borrowers as part of President Obama’s stimulus package, a report by federal watchdogs has revealed. The stimulus earmarked more than $1 billion for RHS home loans in rural communities. According to the Ag Department’s Inspector … More

    VIDEO: ObamaCare and the Future of Political Speech at The Blogger Briefing

    The Supreme Court’s landmark—and controversial—ruling on President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation last week has expectedly stirred passions and inspired widely varying opinions concerning the court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s core mandates. Heritage’s Robert Alt and Nina Owcharenko offered their take on the Foundry last … More