In Georgia: Ava’s Law (SB 191)
In Atlanta, on March 11th, there will be a hearing on the Senate’s version of Ava’s Law (SB 191). Ava’s Law would require the insurance companies that provide coverage for Georgia citizens to also provide coverage for autism therapy up to $50,000/year. Georgia is one of 11 to 18 (depending on whose numbers you use) states that do not have this law (or a similar | Read More »
Dr. Daniel Fine, energy expert discusses North Carolina’s Shale Gas and hydraulic fracturing
Dr. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy discusses North Carolina’s approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Fine offered these comments during a Feb. 27, 2012, presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shafesbury Society. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv. Watch full-length video of JLF events here: Dr. Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina’s approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing and takes on the | Read More »
Former Obama Aide Lobbied for The Washington Post
From Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid: When Anita Dunn hasn’t been on CNN or MSNBC bashing the Republican presidential candidates and/or praising President Obama, she has been successfully lobbying for a Washington Post subsidiary by the name of Kaplan University. You may remember Dunn as the Obama aide who once said communist mass murderer Mao and Mother Teresa were “two of my favorite political philosophers.” | Read More »
Uranium Conference Adds Discussion of Japan Accident
“This will be the first public forum to review public safety issues in the nuclear energy industry since the incident in Japan,” Fine said. “This is terribly important because of the potential loss of public confidence in nuclear energy.”Read More »
Energy Policy will change under GOP House
Santa Fe New Mexican November 8, 2010 By Dr. Daniel Fine With the Republican Party’s newly won control of the House of Representatives, national energy policy could be rolled back to 2005, with all legislative advances under a Democratic Party majority at risk. Republicans could adopt a dual-track strategy that attacks energy regulation through budget reductions of the Environmental Protection Agency that de-fund efforts to | Read More »
Former TV actress bragged of being “politician bait” for green jobs lobbying
Imagine for a moment the following pitch being made to a room of television programming executives. They were the pin-up girls of the 1980’s, now they’re wives of Hollywood’s entertainment industry elite. Now, they’re headed to Washington, D.C. to use their assets and save the world. Their target: Politicians and officials who control the policies and dollars of the federal government. Their mission: To win | Read More »
How badly does Google want Net Neutrality?
Google wants Net Neutrality so badly to increase lobbying spending by 50%. And that’s just the above board lobbying. No publicly held corporation could get away with spending an extra half million on anything unless profit were expected on the long run. So ask yourself, the next time somebody starts telling you how we desperately need Net Neutrality, just how Google is going to make | Read More »
The Andrew McLaughlin scandal deepens
Recap of the previous episode: BigGovernment.com found through a Google Buzz security hole that White House Deputy CTO Andrew McLaughlin was using a GMail account to keep in touch with a bunch of people at Google, his former employer, including a number of key lobbyists for the firm As a result, a FOIA request was filed for McLaughlin’s email correspondence. In response, McLaughlin’s Google profile | Read More »
Let’s see what we find at random stops around the interweb thingy……..
For starters, here’s what I hinted at earlier today as part of a comment you probably didn’t see…… The Parliament Of World Religions. Melbourne Australia played host to this lovely little gathering of individuals and organizations. www.parliamentofreligions.org ————— If you didn’t know already, this organization is home base for the “Coexist” people. =============== The Congressional Muslim Staffers Association. www.congressionalmuslims.org The Congressional Muslim Staffers Association(CMSA) is | Read More »
GE Brings Good Things [Your Dollars] To Life [Its Bottom Line]
H/T Cooler Heads Digest, The Competitive Enterprise Institute General Electric Corporation has strategically positioned itself to be a prime beneficiary of The New Green Economy, under Obama’s Prime Directive #1. As Timothy Carney points out in a washingtonexaminer.com opinion piece, not only does GE own the manufacturing technologies (high tech batteries and windmills) to benefit from the Big Green Push, it is positioning to make | Read More »
Obama’s New Jobs Success: For Creating New Lobbyist Jobs, That Is
Well, President Obama really does have some success at new jobs creation that he can proudly point to as evidence that his “stimulus” is working. Apparently, Democrat staffers are fleeing the Hill for K Street, that swanky address where so many lobbying firms have taken up residence in D.C. Not only have Democrat aides been finding some great new jobs in lobbying firms, but they’re | Read More »
Gregory Craig arranged for lobbyist William Lynn pick?
Forward Observer is pretty blunt, here: In 1988, Gregory Craig and William Lynn worked together as legislative assistants for Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Back then, Craig earned $37,375 a year and Lynn $23,734. This year, President Obama appointed Craig as his White House counsel, a job which paid $172,200 a year during the Bush administration. One of Craig’s first official acts as White House counsel | Read More »
What price a Senator’s (Stabenow’s in particular) integrity?
I’m a generous guy. Alas, I’m also chronically cynical. So it takes a concerted effort for me, at times, to give people the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it started in college, working at Fulton Heights Foods where it turned out that everyone who instinct said was going to write a bad check or try to sneak out with steaks tucked under their shirts turned | Read More »
Husband Busted… Again: What did Senator Stabenow (D-Michigan) know and when?
Promoted by Jeff United States Senators are busy people with demanding schedules. Its understandable if one of the most powerful members of the most powerful legislative body in the nation doesn’t know where her husband is and what he is doing twenty-four hours of every day. Still, you’d think better than a half-a-year employed by one of your major campaign donors as an illegally unregistered | Read More »