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Vice President Joe Biden heaped praise on Al Gore Tuesday night, saying he was the rightful winner of the presidency in 2000, and did a noble act by conceding the office to President George W. Bush.
Participating in a Google+ conversation on Tuesday, Al Gore accused the Koch brothers of being "purveyors of the dirtiest energy on earth," Newsbusters first reported.
As John Pafford, friend and biographer of Russell Kirk, suggests in his title, with the exception of certain libertarian historians at academic centers such as Lew Rockwell's highly respected Ludwig von Mises Institute, Grover Cleveland is largely forgotten — and if not forgotten, then remembered primarily for a series of unusual firsts and seconds.
The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order issued in April, according to a report Wednesday evening in the Guardian newspaper.
They're almost here. With reports of sightings in Northern Virginia, the nation's capital is bracing for the inevitable return of the moulting, mating, singing cicadas.
Alec Baldwin is in a fit of pique because Phelim McAleer was nominated by the Independent Oil and Gas Association to serve on a specialist' panel at the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival, where the anti-fracking film "Gasland Part II" will be showcased.
Al Jazeera America has ditched plans to broadcast 60 percent of its programming in the United States — in favor of 100 percent.
For Al Gore, it's "a sad milestone." Scientists have announced that the level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has reached a "record" level of 400 parts per million.
"We will make them pay," South Korea President Park Geun-hye said of the fate of North Korea should it launch an attack of any size or scope on her nation, to CBS News.
It has happened again. Our gaffe-prone president has filed another blunder on his presidential record. At the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library, he invoked history with his usual mastery of detail. He placed President John F. Kennedy in Air Force One, "on the flight back from Russia, after negotiating with Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War."
There aren't many winners in the current economic climate. Most companies are struggling against the burdens of higher taxes, red tape and uncertainty, and there's no opportunity to expand and prosper. Some companies, however, have found a shortcut through deep political connections to the Obama administration.
An emotional former President George W. Bush dedicated his presidential library and museum Thursday, calling it a tribute to his pursuit of freedom and to America's bright future.
Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials celebrating April 22 as Earth Day.
Privacy is more precious than ever, and getting scarcer. Government agencies continue to push legal boundaries with surveillance cameras, drones, GPS tracking devices, x-ray scanners, stop-and-frisk searches without a warrant, sometimes without a suspicion of wrongdoing.
President Obama's nomination of Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy seemed at first to offer some promise for the hapless department.
Four years later, he ran again and with his second victory in 1892, writes Mr. Pafford, "Grover Cleveland now had made his mark in American history as the only person to have won the presidency, lost his bid for re-election, and won a rematch."
Several rival television network owners have criticized what they perceive to be Gore's single-mindedness about selling to Al Jazeera, going so far as to completely ignore offers from inside the U.S. They weren't placated when Gore said he has been "very critical of American television journalism," at the Austin, Texas South-by-Southwest music and film festival March 9.