A Message From Lucianne  


S-CR-TEO

S-G1-LC







        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
  Topic: Trump EPA Pick Likely to
Clear Senate Despite Protests
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Trump EPA Pick Likely to
Clear Senate Despite Protests

Reuters, by Timothy Gardner

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2017 10:16:39 AM

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump´s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to the Senate that said Pruitt´s record and public statements suggest he does not agree with the underlying principles of U.S. environmental laws. Pruitt has also cast doubts on the science of climate change. "Mr. Pruitt has shown no interest in enforcing those laws, a critically

Comments:
Thank goodness! Pruitt is a really wise choice for that agency.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/17/2017 10:31:12 AM     (No. 11159423)

Pruitt, yes please, time for some common sense to prevail.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: avanti1, 2/17/2017 10:47:13 AM     (No. 11159456)

Every state has a right to challenge the EPA in court when they believe the agency has overreached its authority. The courts get to decide the merits of the suits, NOT "773 former officials [who] signed a letter."

The article mentions that a judge has ordered Pruitt to turn over 3,000 emails between his office and energy companies, but does NOT mention the legal justification for doing so. Has the judge also ordered the EPA to turn over all emails between the EPA and environmental groups, many of whom have histories of being threats to the property rights of others?

The article displays a bias that should not be included in a REAL news article.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


   

 

R-G6-LC
  
R-LU-C1


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Tegan, 2/17/2017 10:59:02 AM     (No. 11159479)

There´s a huge difference between enforcing laws and enforcing regulations by an unelected group of greenies.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/17/2017 11:04:39 AM     (No. 11159489)

Judges have no say in the confirmation process. Watch how fast the judge is ignored!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/17/2017 11:22:01 AM     (No. 11159519)

But, but, but...Susan Collins doesn´t support him...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 2/17/2017 12:17:49 PM     (No. 11159589)

Don´t forget McPain in the butt!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: KatieJo, 2/17/2017 12:33:06 PM     (No. 11159612)

Obamacare passed despite protests too AP, only you guys never even reported on the protests. As if you care what "the people" think. Theses protests are astroturf paid by Soros and instigated by Obama.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 904523




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



The Federal Trial Begins
for “Our Man Downtown”
Texas Monthly Magazine, by H. Drew Blackburn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/25/2017 3:55:43 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday morning, the first official day of John Wiley Price’s corruption trial, the people in the moderately full courtroom expected some fireworks—at the very least a couple of firecrackers or a sparkler, something fitting for one of the most divisive politicians in Dallas County history. Price, a 66-year-old who has served as the Dallas County Commissioner for District 3 since 1985 (the longest serving politician in Dallas in a single role), is inflammatory and flamboyant, recognizable in his corn rows, ill-fitting suits, and custom-painted bow ties. And if that’s not enough, he’s often spotted driving down the street in

Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?
Smithsonian Magazine, by Tim Folger    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/24/2017 5:01:52 PM     Post Reply
On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high gables. The wooden roof, rafters and doors collapsed and rotted away long ago. Now sheep come and go at will, munching wild thyme where devout Norse Christian converts once knelt in prayer. The Vikings called this fjord Hvalsey, which means “Whale Island” in Old Norse. It was here that Sigrid Bjornsdottir wed Thorstein Olafsson on Sunday, September

´One of a kind´ writer Gary
Cartwright, whose career
spanned from the Cowboys
to Hollywood, dies at 82
Dallas Morning News, by Michael Granberry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/23/2017 10:17:46 AM     Post Reply
Gary Cartwright, a colorful Texas journalist who began his career on the talent-laden sports staff of the Fort Worth Press in the 1950s, died Wednesday morning after suffering a recent fall at his Austin home. He was 82. Cartwright went on to become an award-winning sportswriter for the Dallas Times Herald and The Dallas Morning News. He left The News in 1967 to advance a career that included writing the 1968 novel The Hundred Yard War, inspired by his coverage of the Dallas Cowboys. But his most prominent years as a journalist came during his time with Texas Monthly. He worked for

Trump EPA Pick Likely to
Clear Senate Despite Protests
Reuters, by Timothy Gardner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/17/2017 10:16:39 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump´s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to the Senate that said Pruitt´s record and public statements suggest he does not agree with the underlying principles of U.S. environmental laws. Pruitt has also cast doubts on the science of climate change. "Mr. Pruitt has shown no interest in enforcing those laws, a critically

   

 

B-G1-LC


 
How to FedEx a Giant Panda
Smithsonian Magazine, by Jacob Brogan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2017 5:07:34 PM     Post Reply
Flying a panda from the United States to China is simpler than you might expect: It just takes a lot of experienced, hard-working people to pull it off. The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Nicole MacCorkle knows that first-hand, having helped transport Tai Shan to China in 2010. She and her charge were making that trip in accordance with the Chinese government’s panda loan agreement, which holds that all members of the species born abroad will travel to China around their fourth birthdays. On February 21, the 3-and-a-half-year-old, female panda Bao Bao will depart the Zoo under similar circumstances, this time in

Trump´s F-35 Calls Came With
a Surprise: Rival CEO Was Listening
Bloomberg News, by Anthony Capaccio    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2017 2:13:24 PM     Post Reply
Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump made two surprise calls to the Air Force general managing the Pentagon’s largest weapons program, the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 jet. Listening in on one of those calls was Dennis Muilenburg -- the CEO of Lockheed’s chief rival, Boeing Co. Trump, who has repeatedly criticized the $379 billion F-35 program as “out of control,” made the highly unusual calls to Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan on Jan. 9 and Jan. 17. Muilenburg, whose company makes a fighter jet Trump has suggested might be an alternative to the F-35, was in the president-elect’s New York office

No to Puzder
National Review Online, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/15/2017 11:21:03 AM     Post Reply
Andrew Puzder was from the start an odd choice to head Donald Trump’s Labor Department. The chief of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of fast-food chains such as Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, Puzder has long been one of corporate America’s most high-profile advocates of Gang of Eight-style “comprehensive immigration reform” — or, put another way, one of the most high-profile advocates of precisely the approach to immigration policy that Donald Trump opposed during his campaign. Of late, immigration-related labor policy has largely consisted of signing off on the measures American businesses use to undercut domestic workers — for example, of



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Sense of humor failure? Trump pulled out
of White House Correspondents´ Dinner
in shocking break with tradition - as
his war with the media heats up

46 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Abigail Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/25/2017 6:19:06 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has announced that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents´ Dinner this year in a shocking break with tradition. ´I will not be attending the White House Correspondents´ Association dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!´ Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and media outlets. Trump attended the dinner in 2011 with his wife Melania where he was repeatedly mocked by then-president Barack Obama. He skipped the dinner in 2016 during the presidential campaign where Obama again took aim at the then-candidate, saying: ´I´m a little

´Keep fighting, I will be with you every step of
the way´: Hillary surfaces inextraordinary
three-minute address to Democrats - which
begs the question: Is she running again?

44 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/24/2017 3:53:16 PM     Post Reply
An upbeat Hillary Clinton popped back into the political spotlight Friday with a three-minute address to Democrats, applauding them for being the ´resistance´ against President Donald Trump. She urged her party to ´keep fighting and keep the faith,´ while adding, ´I´ll be there right with you every step of the way.´ Clinton´s message was released in conjunction with the Democrats´ meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, where they´ll decide new Democratic National Committee leadership tomorrow. But Clinton´s frequent forays back into the limelight suggest she could still write another political chapter post-2016. She´s called out the new president several times on Twitter, writing simply ´3-0´

   

 

  


 
Democrats inviting immigrants
to Trump´s speech to Congress

43 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/25/2017 1:59:29 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump´s first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican´s policies. Lawmakers typically get one guest ticket apiece for presidential addresses, as they will for Tuesday´s prime-time speech, and the invites often go to family, friends or someone from back home. To send a message to Trump, Democrats have invited the Iraqi-American doctor who discovered elevated levels of lead in the blood of many children living in Flint, Michigan; a Pakistani-born doctor who delivers critical care to patients

DNC Transgender Spox Turns Into Stuttering
Mess When Tucker Asks About Science

42 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/25/2017 2:06:43 AM     Post Reply
A transgender advocate struggled to answer simple questions about the science of gender identity in a discussion about former President Obama’s transgender bathroom decree Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Let’s move from the politics to the science,” Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex. “There’s no biological anchor to sex anymore. It’s all determined by the individual,” he said. “So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person’s male or female? Is there some absolute standard people

Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless,
On Food Stamps And Still White

39 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Rob Shimshock    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/26/2017 5:21:12 AM     Post Reply
Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month. “There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.” Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received no offers,

White House hand-picks select
media outlets for briefing

36 replie(s)
The Hill, by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/24/2017 3:28:20 PM     Post Reply
The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN. The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News were among the other news organizations not permitted to attend.

California Gov. Jerry Brown seeks
$450 million for flood control

35 replie(s)
United Press International, by Daniel Uria    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 8:21:49 AM     Post Reply
California Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to provide the funds needed to increase flood protection following the Orville dam fracture. Following heavy winter rains in the state, Brown said $437 million is needed for flood-related projects. During a press conference in Sacramento on Friday, he asked lawmakers in Washington to approve $387 million in water bond money, with the remaining $50 million coming from existing general fund money. "The recent storms have had a real impact," he said. "We´ve got dam spillways eroding. We´ve got roadways crumbling. We have aging infrastructure and it´s maxed out." The $387 million would be

   

 



 
   

Post Reply   Close thread 904523



ST-GC


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~