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    VIDEO: Voter ID 'Sting' Targets Eric Holder

    A new undercover video by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe shows a man being offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s District of Columbia ballot. The poll worker caught on film tells the cameraman that he doesn’t need to see identification. The video, released Monday, contrasts clips from the “sting” with quotes from … More

    Chart of the Week: Obamacare's Bundle of Budget Gimmicks

    President Obama has touted reports from the Congressional Budget Office claiming his health care law would actually decrease the deficit. But due to a bundle of budget gimmicks and other legislation, calculations show that Obamacare actually adds $698 billion to the deficit. This week’s chart outlines each of those budget … More

    Scribecast: Charles Murray Challenges Americans to Get Out of Their Bubble

    Charles Murray likes making the upper middle-class a bit uncomfortable. That was exactly the goal of his latest book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” Included in it is a popular quiz, “How Thick Is Your Bubble?” The 25 questions offer a test for how well you related … More

    VIDEO: Undercover Investigation Reveals Liberal Hypocrisy on Voter ID

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote. But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The … More

    Ecotality Examined: Big Executive Bonuses as DOE Keeps Company Afloat

    The final part of a three-part series. As Scribe noted in part two of our series on Ecotality, a company spokeswoman claimed in 2010 that federal support for the company was indicative of the success of the stimulus package. But was Ecotality really a good bet for taxpayers? In addition … More

    House Investigators Probe FEC Dismissal of Union Corruption Case

    Congressional investigators are probing a decision by the Federal Elections Commission to drop a case against a major teachers’ union that allegedly violated federal law by forcing union members to donate to its political action committee. Claire Waites, an eighth grade science teacher and member of the National Education Association, … More

    NOAA Primer Dispels Rush to Blame Texas Tornadoes on Global Warming

    A sudden spate of tornadoes in Texas on Tuesday destroyed an estimated 650 homes. Seventeen people were injured, though thankfully no fatalities have been reported. (If you’re feeling charitable, the American Red Cross is accepting donations to assist the in the relief effort.) As severe weather events often do, the … More

    DOE Rushed Treasury on Solyndra to Accommodate Press Release

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu may want the country to stop discussing the Solyndra scandal, but information continues to come to light that confirms the worst suspicions of the critics of DOE’s $535 million loan guarantee. According to a Treasury Department audit of the Solyndra loan, DOE pushed Treasury officials to expedite their … More

    House Committee Subpoenas Interior Department on Gulf Coast Report

    A House committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday, demanding documents related to the administration’s Gulf Coast drilling permatorium. Republicans on the panel say the administration’s refusal to turn over documents made the action necessary. At issue is a controversial report issued by the Interior Department to justify its 2010 ban on new … More

    Ecotality Examined: For Electric Vehicle Company, Politics is Business

    Part two of a three-part series. Ecotality “is a great example of the stimulus act doing what it was supposed to do,” explained company spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer in May of 2010. “ETEC was teetering. It was a company trying very hard to stay in business. This grant has created jobs … More