Why an Easy Energy-Efficiency Bill Is So Hard

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Despite widespread support from Democrats, Republicans, environmentalists and industry groups — in addition to assurances from #Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the chamber would consider it before the August recess — an #energy-efficiency #bill won’t get a floor debate until at least September. The Senate, which managed to pass a comprehensive immigration-reform bill in […]


What acceptance speech? ‘State of the Union’ trends as Obama speaks to DNC

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http://twitter.com/#!/amyewalter/status/243902144783204353 So, the Republican National Convention was a rerun? We know that President Obama’s stadium-sized presentation had to be downsized due to the raging monsoon in Charlotte, but was the speech downsized too in order to fit indoors? Wow this is flat tcot Hewitt. State of the union replay? — Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) September 7, […]


Brad Thor asks Santa for Phil Robertson on The Blaze TV

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http://twitter.com/#!/Paulsy01/status/413775383834533888 His wish likely won’t come true this Christmas, but who knows? Bestselling author #Brad Thor&8217;s request from Santa is to see “#Duck Dynasty&8217;s” #Phil Robertson, currently suspended from the show on A&E, move to Glenn Beck&8217;s network, The Blaze TV. http://twitter.com/#!/BradThor/status/413775156331282432 The offer really is on the table. Over at The Blaze, Glenn Beck […]


The Best Of The Internet’s Response To The Royal Baby

View this image › Via tumblr.com Note the baby’s royal wave there. 1. SimonNRicketts @SimonNRicketts Follow A message from the royal baby to all the commoners. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1407141”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Jul 23 18:25:43 +0000 2013’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1407141”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Jul 23 […]


Is This The Face Of A New Global Human Rights Movement?

View this image › John Gara OSLO, Norway — The real business of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a conference held earlier this month that hosts human rights activists from around the world — Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Syria — doesn’t take place onstage where activists give speeches and sit on panels. Dissidents, the journalists who […]


Why Yasiel Puig Is A Poor Man’s Jeff Francoeur

Yasiel Puig is having a very good rookie season. If you’ve watched Sportscenter over the past couple months you already know that. In fact, you probably think he’s a Cuban Mickey Mantle — one who can also leap tall buildings in a single bound and run faster than a speeding bullet. View this image › […]


How Many Flags Do You Know?

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Fun with #flags! BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409139517); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3429071”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409139517); }); 1. Name this country. ✓ Nepal &x2713; Mongolia 2. Identify the flag of Denmark. &x2713; &x2713; 3. Name this country. &x2713; Kuwait &x2713; Egypt 4. Identify the flag of the Bahamas. &x2713; &x2713; […]


Viral photo: ‘She is a real human being, not abducted, not Nigerian’

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http://twitter.com/#!/Amivee/status/464067315688955906 The #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign has gotten attention and participation from all over the world. In the process however, an image was taken without permission and spread across the Twitterverse. That the image was used without permission is problem enough, but the girl in the #photo is not one of the abducted girls and she […]