- NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has ‘manhood problem’ in Middle East
- Ted Cruz thanks Obama for denying visas to terrorists
- Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
- General Mills apologizes for ‘right to sue’ confusion, reverses policy
- Dealer wanted in U.S. for art fraud nabbed in Spain
- Easter morning delivery for space station
- Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
- Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects
- Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
- Obamas head to church on Easter morning
Congressman slams grant to embattled climate researcher
A top member of Congress wants President Obama to freeze more than $500,000 in stimulus money going to a Penn State global warming researcher after the school said it was expanding an investigation into the professor's work.
Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the top Republican on the House investigations committee, said Wednesday that the school's investigation calls into question the credibility of research by Prof. Michael Mann, who has played a major role in shaping the international debate on global warming.
"Until this investigation is completed, the National Science Foundation should immediately freeze all grants and funding, including the $541,184 stimulus grant to Professor Mann," Mr. Issa said. "Taxpayers should not be paying for propaganda masquerading as science."
An NSF spokeswoman did not immediately have a comment on the request.
A three-person panel at Penn State reviewed more than 1,000 e-mails that were apparently hacked from a British climate research facility and that have called into question some of the methods of top scientists who support the idea that global warming is real.
Critics say the e-mails show a conspiracy to shape climate data and to quash results and studies questioning global warming.
The Penn State panel cleared Mr. Mann of allegations he falsified or tried to destroy data, but said it couldn't decide whether his overall actions were outside the bounds of acceptable research conduct. The panel sent the charge on to another five-person panel for further investigation.
The three-year stimulus grant began in June, according to the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank that has also called for the money to be halted.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Stephen Dinan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Red-state Democrats blast latest Keystone delay
- 'Deport Bieber' petition draws no comment from White House
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador's visa, but says law is 'advisory'
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Immigration still on hold: Boehner's office
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Vulnerable Democrats must 'run their own race'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- EDITORIAL: Republicans finally fight back in phony 'war on women'
- WILLIAMS: Bill Maher, comedian or bigot?
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- NYT's David Brooks: Obama has 'manhood problem' in Middle East
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.