An official report at the centre of a Coalition row over renewable energy will disclose for the first time the impact of wind farms on rural house prices, The Daily Telegraph has learnt. Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, has commissioned a consultancy to investigate whether renewable technologies – including wind turbines – lower house prices in the countryside. Coalition sources said the report is being blocked by officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), run by Ed Davey, a Liberal Democrat, amid fears it will conclude that turbines harm property prices. Mr Paterson has made clear that he intends
RUSH: The president´s spokesperson, this guy sitting in for the spokeskid, Jay Carney; his name is Josh Earnest. He didn´t even know about the shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma. He didn´t even know about it. He said that Obama didn´t know about it, and there was the most amazing headline in a Drive-By Media website today: "Rush Limbaugh Inserts Race into Story in Oklahoma." I kid you not. Rush Limbaugh inserts race? Who the hell inserted race in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case when there wasn´t any? That was not a racial incident. Who made it a racial incident? This effort
RUSH: Now, over the course of the 25 years of this program, and particularly in the most recent five years, you have heard me discuss the people who believe America was founded in an unjust and immoral way -- and, as such, believe that America is illegitimate, America is not a superpower -- and many of these people happen to be teaching your kids. Many of these people happen to be professors in the academy -- academe. Many of them happen to be teachers in middle school and high school. Many of them happen to live and work in Hollywood.
In case you´ve forgotten, "Al Gore was vice president of the United States from 1993-2001." The Washington Post´s Ezra Klein delivers that news in setting up an interview with Gore, who is known these days mostly as an alarmist advocate of global warmism. Gore uses the interview to claim vindication for his 2006 "documentary," "An Inconvenient Truth": "You mentioned my movie back in the day. The single most common criticism from skeptics when the film came out focused on the animation showing ocean water flowing into the World Trade Center memorial site. Skeptics called that demagogic and absurd and irresponsible. It
CNN’s Newsroom panel got a bit heated this afternoon when conservative radio host Ben Ferguson and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill duked it out over whether the media has purposely avoided making race an issue in the murder of 22-year-old college athlete Chris Lane. Lane was shot and killed last week by three teenagers — two black, one white — who reportedly did it because they were “bored.” Since then, conservative pundits have alleged that the media coverage of the case has intentionally skirted the race of the killers, unlike how the death of Trayvon Martin ultimately became a
A descendant of John Philip Sousa this month registered the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee super PAC, urging the neurosurgeon and Obamacare critic to throw his hat into the ring for 2016. The composer “would have been very enthusiastic about Ben Carson,” said John Philip Sousa, the musician’s great-grandson. “[He] was very much an entrepreneur, very much a businessman, he very much loved his country, and I think John Philip Sousa would have gladly held some concerts for Ben Carson if the occasion arose.” Carson is a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner who stepped into the spotlight last
Anthony Weiner´s online sext kitten might have been exposed to HIV in her porn flick debut, a stunning report claims. In her just-released skin video "Weiner and Me," Leathers had an unprotected sex scene with freelance porn actor Xander Corvus – the last onscreen partner of porn star Cameron Bay, who revealed this week she tested positive for HIV, according to Gawker.com. Bay, a three-year veteran of porn movies, confirmed last night to AVN.com, an adult video news site, that she was the performer responsible for the industry shut down that was announced Wednesday. The "extremely distraught" Bay said
At first glance, Hindumajority India, with approximately 1.2 billion people and a subcontinent, would seem to have little in common with Jewish-majority Israel, which has only about eight million people living on territory roughly 15 times the size of India’s capital city. While full diplomatic relations were established between Jerusalem and New Delhi only in 1992, the two countries actually have much in common. Both countries are homelands for ancient peoples who gained their independence from the British in the 1940s.
Normally journalists have to chase the news down. On Thursday, the news came right up to one newspaper´s door.An anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest which started at the White House made its way up 15th Street Northwest and ended at the Washington Post´s building at 1150 15th St. NW. The building went on lockdown, some Post reporters tweeted. According to a Post spokeswoman "the front lobby was closed for a very short time for safety." Washington Post video journalist Whiteny Shefte also tweeted out some photos of the protesters.
The Obama administration will sue Texas to block its voter ID law, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The lawsuit will challenge the law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or language. Texas moved swiftly to implement its voter ID law after the Supreme Court in June struck down a requirement that states with a history of racial discrimination seek permission from the federal government to change their voting laws. Texas was subject to that process, known as “preclearance.” “Today’s action marks another step forward in the Justice Department’s
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Calling higher education an "economic imperative," President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine how federal financial aid is distributed. The rating system, which the president wants implemented before the 2015 school year, would evaluate colleges on several criteria, including average tuition and student loan debt, graduation rates, and the average earning of graduates. Obama says he will ask Congress to link the new rating system to the way federal financial aid is disbursed, with students attending highly-rated schools receiving
This is the incredible moment a sinkhole swallows up a large cluster of 40ft high trees in one big gulp. Footage taken in a Louisiana swamp, shows the huge trees leaning slightly before plunging below the surface in a matter of seconds. The sinkhole near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish first opened up last August after locals noticed gas bubbling on the surface and a strong smell of diesel. It is now at least 28 acres, the size of around 21 football fields, and is continuing to grow. Authorities are currently unsure as to exactly what is causing it but say that
The Oklahoma police chief in charge of the investigation into the death of an Australian baseball player today revealed one of the suspects danced and laughed after they were arrested. The new jailhouse revelations came as tweets posted by one of the alleged killers emerged claiming that he ‘hated white people’ and boasting that he beat up five white people after the George Zimmerman acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. Suspect James Edwards ´danced and laughed´ in the county jail and showed no remorse for their fatal actions, while Michael Jones, who is accused of driving the car when they
The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead. Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians. “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked.
These are the haunting images of the Damascus suburb that has been left a ghost town after 1,300 of its residents were gassed as they slept in their beds yesterday. The day after the chemical attacks left the streets deserted and makeshift morgues piled high with bodies of innocent women and children, the world broke out in protest at yesterday´s gas attack in Syria. Chinese and Russian tensions with Western powers have allegedly meant that the U.N. Security Council has stopped short of sending a team - who are already in Syria to investigate alleged previous attacks in other areas -
Britain is undergoing a ´brain drain´ as skilled workers leave the country for a better life abroad, it has today been claimed. But thanks to the continued immigration into the country from overseas, Britain is still getting bigger rather than smaller. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the number of British citizens who have moved abroad was 154,000 last year. The figure has risen by a fifth under the Coalition, the Telegraph reports. And statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal that 1.3million University educated Britons are living overseas, which is more than any other developed
In the latest evidence of the complexity of U.S. equity markets, trading of all Nasdaq-listed securities was halted Thursday afternoon for more than 90 minutes due to a problem with the price dissemination systems. According to Dow Jones Newswires, Nasdaq expects to resume trading “shortly” and will not cancel open orders in Nasdaq-listed stocks already on its book. However, Nasdaq said its customers may cancel open orders, Dow Jones reported. The trading halt was announced to market participants through an alert sent by Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) at about 12:15 p.m. ET. “This is quite substantial. The term being coined
President Barack Obama’s bus tour through upstate New York is expected to cause road delays and temporary closures on the state Thruway this week. [Snip] As is customary, specific details of Obama’s route aren’t being made public. But in an alert issued Wednesday morning, the Thruway Authority said motorists should stay flexible, as they may be temporarily blocked from re-entering certain roadways from Thruway exits and rest areas on Thursday and Friday between Buffalo and Syracuse. According to the White House, Obama is scheduled to give speeches in Syracuse and the Buffalo area on Thursday, before he hosts a town
“Nothing Beats Being Here” reads an ad for the forthcoming U.S. Tennis Open that I noticed the other day on the Tennis Channel. My first response, which is also my second and third response, is that the one thing that beats being there, and beats it indubitably, is not being there. I don’t know what tickets to the U.S. Open cost, but if they are in the range of other major sporting events, they are probably around the same price as opera tickets. Then there are the streaming, steaming, sweating crowds. Toss in the likelihood of not being able to
A new poll done for Republican members of Congress has found huge public opposition, and solid opposition among Republicans, to the idea of shutting down the government over the issue of funding Obamacare. In a national survey of 1,000 registered voters done July 31 and August 1, the question, from pollster David Winston, said, “Some members of Congress have proposed shutting down the government as a way to defund the president’s health care law” and asked respondents whether they favored or opposed that plan. Overall, 71 percent of those surveyed opposed a shutdown, while 23 percent favored a shutdown. Among
Fomer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury Thursday in connection with the murder of semipro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez is now being held without bail on a charge of assault and battery with intent to murder, according to a report by WCVB. In late July, police discovered a secret two-bedroom apartment—which they believe to be Hernandez’s—full of ammunition and clothing linked to the murder. The former football star´s lawyers remain confident that the case against him is "weak." A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
It’s Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio against the world. Over the past few weeks, Republicans of all stripes have deemed as reckless the trio’s push to threaten not to fund the government over Obamacare. Senator Tom Coburn called it a “failed strategy for conservatives,” Representative Paul Ryan said it was “swinging for the fences,” and Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have been gently working to stop the idea from gaining steam among House Republicans. (Snip) “I gotta tell you, [defunding Obamacare] has been publicly described as stupid, dishonest, deceitful, crazy, and that’s just by the
Henry Adams said that politics is the systematic organization of hatreds. For the left, over the past year it has seemed at times to be the systematic organization of hatred of Ted Cruz. The freshman senator is not the first Texan to be so honored. In fact, the state isn’t holding up its end if, at any given moment, it isn’t throwing onto the national scene at least one Republican reviled by the other side. The party’s highest-profile Texans, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, tended to match inarticulateness with cowboy swagger and lend themselves to mockery as intellectual lightweights.
Syracuse, NY- The Secret Service agents guarding President Obama today asked people attending his speech at Henninger High School to bring as few personal items as possible, including purses. Timothy Kirk, the Secret Service agent in charge of the Syracuse office, said today that no bags will be allowed. That raised the purse question.(Snip) Also banned are the obvious: sticks or anything that could be used as a weapon, Kirk said. The tickets to Obama´s speech warned people that these items are banned: bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids and signs. Cameras will be allowed, the tickets say.