Monday August 31, 2015

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

EPA crew accidentally turns river into hazardous mess

A federal cleanup crew accidentally caused a big, and potentially hazardous, mess in Colorado, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. An estimated 1 million gallons of wastewater spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state on Wednesday, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.  More…

Indian restaurant fined for trying to hire Indian waiter

An Indian waiter in an Indian restaurant — imagine that! New York City bureaucrats slapped a $5,000 fine on a Midtown Indian restaurant for trying to hire a server who is Indian, according to official documents.  More…

Anthony Weiner gets job handling public relations crises

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is now helping others who find themselves in hot water. Weiner, who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 after he lied about sending a photo of his penis to a woman, is working for crisis management firm MWW reports the NY Post.  More…

Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push – and she’s using a French aircraft that costs $5,850 per hour

Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign’s push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa. The Trump-esque transportation costs $5,850 per hour to rent, and she has used the same plane before, including on at least one trip for a speech that brought her $500,000 in fees.  More…

Industry rails against Obama’s dishwasher rules

Companies that make dishwashers are warning that the Obama administration’s latest efficiency standards for their industry would backfire. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is accusing the Department of Energy (DOE) of a politically motivated drive to increase dishwasher efficiency standards, which are so bad that they would cause consumers to re-wash dishes, erasing any efficiency gains.  More…

Mayor de Blasio: No more Trump deals in NYC future

During a press conference on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that while he’s uncertain whether the city can break several existing contracts with the Republican presidential hopeful, one thing is clear: There will be no future deals between the Big Apple and Trump.  More…

Federal Buildings In SoCal Caught Wasting Water

While all Californians are under mandatory water restrictions, CBS2 News cameras went undercover and found some federal facilities wasting water for hours at a time. And government workers weren’t happy with the investigation. “Can you shut that off? Or I’m going to have to confiscate your cameras,” Lina Satele of the VA Public Affairs Office said.  More…

Woman Blames Obama For Counterfeiting Money

A woman reportedly told police she was counterfeiting money because she read online that President Barack Obama created a new law stating that people can start printing their own money. “I don’t give a ****, all these other b****** get to print money, so I can too,” she reportedly told police when she was arrested.  More…

De Blasio doesn’t like bums lurking outside his house

There’s plenty of love for the homeless at New York City Hall — just not outside Gracie Mansion. A Post reporter who went undercover as a vagrant quickly got rousted near Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence. “You see that big house up there? That’s the mayor’s house,” the cop said. “Here’s the thing: You try to panhandle in front of the mayor’s house, he’s going to have you moved.”  More…

Gawker’s Outing Of Condé Nast’s CFO Is Gay-Shaming, Not Journalism

Gawker helped a disgruntled sex worker extort David Geithner, the chief financial officer at Condé Nast and brother of former Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, jettisoning any semblance of journalistic integrity and likely ruining a man’s life in the process, according to the Huffington Post.  More…

Planned Parenthood apologizes over video

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards apologized for the lack of compassion portrayed by an executive in an undercover video but continued to refute claims that the organization is profiting from fetal tissue donation. The video shows Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussing the organization’s process to donate fetal tissue, as she is shown eating a salad and drinking wine.  More…

Woman Outraged After Showdown With Census Worker

An East Dallas woman is outraged after a U.S. Census worker showed up at her door for a housing survey and would not take “no” for an answer. Sonia Platz said the worker went as far as to camp out in her yard as she waited for Platz to change her mind.  More…