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    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing featuring the Food Marketing Institute, and Ted Bromund

    Join us at noon ET for the Bloggers Briefing at The Heritage Foundation. Included in today’s discussion: A regulatory tsunami is about to hit. One of the most ridiculous regulations stemming from Obamacare requires restaurants, including franchised chains with 20 or more locations, to post calorie and nutritional information for … More

    The Top 3 Special Interests Expecting Favors During Obama's Second Term

    President Obama enjoyed support from some key constituencies in his successful reelection bid. Some of those groups are surely expecting to benefit from another four years of his Administration. Here are three groups likely to get some sort of payout during a second Obama term. Big Labor Labor unions have … More

    Report: GOP Election Officials Forcibly Removed in Philadelphia

    Reports from Philadelphia polling places Tuesday morning claim that poll officials have been turned away and forcibly removed for partisan reasons. The Pennsylvania Republican Party filed a complaint with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas claiming that 75 GOP officials were “prohibited…from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in … More

    Election Day: Ten State Ballot Measures to Watch

    While elections for political office will likely get most of the media attention on Tuesday, 38 states will be voting on a combined 188 ballot measures affecting a host of major issues. Scribe has broken down 10 of those measures that will be worth watching as returns start coming in … More

    Green Technology Investor Looks to Keep Friends in Washington

    Real estate giant Forest City Enterprises is getting into the renewable energy market, investing in waste-to-methane conversion, a technology one company executive says “can survive without public subsidy.” But so far, that technology is reliant on taxpayer dollars, and Forest City is also “investing” in politicians who will likely keep … More

    By the Numbers: Medicare Costs for Seniors to Rise Under President's Plan

    Under current law, as amended by Obamacare, seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare can expect to face higher Part B and Part D premiums. Moreover, President Obama has planned in his 2013 budget proposal to increase income-related Part B and Part D premium coverage by 15 percent. As a result, out-of-pocket … More

    Chart of the Week: Slowest Economic Recovery Since the 1960s

    Americans could be waiting another five years for a return to normal employment based on the sluggish pace of the U.S. economy. After nearly four years in office, President Obama has overseen the worst recovery since the 1960s. This week’s chart comes on the heels of Friday’s employment report, which … More

    Green-Energy Projects Face Opposition From Green Groups

    “We need green energy. Just not here.” Do those words sound familiar? That’s quite often the case with so-called proponents of green energy. The acronym NIMBY (not in my back yard) should really be replaced with BANANA (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything), according to Ryan Yonk, coauthor of a … More

    U.S. Shed 9,000 Mining, Energy Jobs in October, 17,000 Since May

    Buried in Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the country’s unemployment situation was this disheartening fact: 9,000 employees of the mining and resource extraction sector lost their jobs in October. That brings total job losses in that sector to 17,000 since May, according to BLS. The Bureau, which is … More

    $14 Billion in Stimulus Spending Generates Just 1.2 Percent of Electricity

    Despite more than $14 billion in cash payments to solar, wind, and other renewable energy project developers since 2009, just 48 terawatt hours of additional annual electricity generation were expected to be added through funds authorized by the stimulus, according to documents released by the Department of Treasury. The more … More