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The word on the Web-o-sphere is that a lame-duck Congress could enact a wind- and solar-subsidizing renewable electricity mandate between November and January.
The world is hardly becoming a safer place these days. Missile threats are proliferating at a disturbing rate in places such as North Korea. ("The danger from the North's nuclear program is now at an 'alarming' level," The Washington Post noted recently.) Now is hardly the right time to be tying our hands on missile defense.
Conservatives have talked wistfully for years about eliminating the Education Department, but a host of Republican "tea party" candidates this election year are saying it's time to move beyond talk and force Congress to vote.
Between leaving her post as federal detention trustee and her recent nomination as the next U.S. marshal, Justice Department veteran Stacia Hylton got a consulting contract with one of the largest private correctional companies in the country, records show.
Yes, why not put out a comic book about Bill O'Reilly? The Fox News host gets cartoon biography treatment from publisher Bluewater Productions in "Political Power: Bill O'Reilly."
With a week before the midterm elections, Democrats are up to their usual shenanigans. The Obama White House and liberals in Congress are trying to convince taxpayers that more government spending on "sustainable" stuff can put America back to work. More of the same misguided policies won't deflect the blow that job-conscious voters will deliver at the ballot box on Nov. 2.
Facing the prospect of big Republican gains in Congress, President Obama is sending voters a mixed message: He says he sees opportunities to work with the GOP after Election Day yet warns that Washington could be consumed by gridlock if the opposition takes control.
It's largely going to be gridlock. President Obama will veto what he doesn't like. The Republican Congress will not have votes to override the vetoes. The GOP will not destroy itself "shutting down government as the Gingrich Congress did in 1995." Republican congressional leaders will try tactfully to instruct the Tea Party members on political reality: If unemployment is still above 8.0 percent in 2012, either party might be in a position to take the White House. Below 8 percent, Mr. Obama probably gets re-elected.
Tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans and other large vehicles will need to be more fuel-efficient under standards coming from the Obama administration.