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  • Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said President Obama's liberal spending on green initiatives is at the expense of a robust and ready U.S. military. He is looking for ways to change that. (Associated Press)

    GOP: Cost of 'green' initiatives is U.S. security

    President Obama has spent about $120 billion on climate change initiatives since taking office. That is the equivalent of 1,400 F-35s — the Pentagon’s most expensive fighter jets, according to estimates by Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is enveloped in fog Feb. 11, 2014, as it sits in its berth in San Diego. (DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett/Released)

    Pentagon wrestles with false climate predictions as military funds shifted to green agenda

    Consultants told the military that, by now, California would be flooded by inland seas, The Hague would be unlivable, polar ice would be mostly gone in summer, and global temperatures would rise at an accelerated rate as high as 0.5 degrees a year. None of that has happened.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. James M. Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican who is his party's ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, leaves the Senate after assisting Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, with his overnight fight on the floor against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. James Inhofe: I would’ve died had Obamacare run my surgery

    Sen. James M. Inhofe, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery recently, said he wouldn't have survived if he had had to rely on Obamacare for the operation.

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    Al Qaeda suspect's capture revives debate over trying terrorist suspects

    The national debate over how to treat suspected terrorists seized overseas has a new poster child: a 49-year old Libyan extremist charged as one of the planners in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa.

  • Abu Anas al-Libi

    Al-Libi's capture revives debate over trying terrorist suspects

    The national debate over how to treat suspected terrorists seized overseas has a new poster child: a 49-year old Libyan extremist charged as one of the planners in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Under Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Miguel Serpa Soares after signing the Arms Trade Treaty during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    FEULNER: Letting the U.N. target our guns

    Loose treaty language is allowing disarmers to set their sights on our Second Amendment. When it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print, the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty is a classic.

  • Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, says that his own push against the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty in March revealed that the Obama administration was far short of the 67 votes needed in the Senate to ratify it. Treaty drafters insist it will not control the domestic firearms market in any country. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Freeze! Global gun grab treaty 'dead in the water,' Inhofe says

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday formally signed a far-reaching international treaty in New York designed to regulate the international purchase and sale of conventional firearms — despite intense resistance from the American gun lobby and warnings from at least one Republican that the pact will never get ratified in Washington.

  • Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will collaborate with National Geographic to produce "Killing Kennedy," a film project based on his best-selling book of the same name. Rob Lowe, formerly of "The West Wing," is set to play John F. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Chris Christie the noun

    Was it the blue-plate special or a bipartisan combo? The pairing of President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got much play in the press after they appeared together Tuesday on behalf of the Garden State's recovery from Superstorm Sandy — urging the public to venture to the seashore, spend money and enjoy themselves.

  • President Obama announces his choices (from left) of MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz for energy secretary, Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and Wal-Mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office of Management and Budget during a ceremony Monday in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obama’s EPA choice signals tougher line on climate

    For proof that President Obama is getting serious about climate change in his second term, look no further than his pick Monday to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, emerges on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, after a unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving him to become America's next top diplomat. Mr. Kerry, who has served on the Foreign Relations panel for 28 years and led the committee for the past four, would replace Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press)

    Senate approves Kerry's nomination for secretary of state

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of John F. Kerry to be secretary of state by a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday, with just three Republicans refusing to join an otherwise bipartisan chorus of support for the five-term Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

  • Judge Robert E. Bacharach was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Votes to break a Republican-led filibuster in the Senate fell short of the 60 required. (Associated Press)

    Filibuster blocks Obama’s court appointee

    Senate Republican leaders on Monday delivered a major blow to President Obama's ability to fill high-level federal judicial openings, making good on a threat to block votes on circuit court nominations until next year.

  • A sailor waves a flag during a gay pride parade Saturday in San Diego. A GOP senator from Oklahoma is calling on the defense secretary to explain why an exception was made to rules barring the wearing of uniforms at political activities. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Panetta asked why uniforms allowed in gay pride parade

    Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego's gay pride parade last weekend.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President's energy killers

    Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has launched an investigation into an Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator's boasts that his agency intends to "crucify" oil and natural gas companies ("Obama crucifies business," Comment & Analysis, Thursday).

  • Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EPA official resigns over 'crucify' remark

    Embattled Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, under fire for 2010 comments bragging that he would "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to send a message to the industry, has resigned.

  • Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz speaks at a town hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EPA official apologizes for viral 'crucify' quip

    A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency apologized Thursday after being caught on video bragging that his agency's method of enforcing oil and gas regulations was to find a few bad actors to "crucify" and hold up as examples.

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