Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles

Ben Geman The Hill 11/8/2013

President Obama has a chance to craft a second-term legacy on climate change even as the rest of his agenda runs aground in Congress.

Gun control legislation is dead; immigration reform is on life support; and reaching a fiscal deal with Republicans appears to be a long shot.

To make […]

Burn Down the Suburbs?

Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

Stanley Kurtz National Review Online 8/1/2012

President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate […]

Genocidal Sudan to Win Seat on U.N.’s top human rights body

U.N. Watch 7/12/2012

GENEVA, July 12– The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to urgently speak out against the African-backed bid by Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir, indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court, for a seat on the U.N. Human […]

House clears Indian, black farmer settlements

Ben Evans Associated Press via Yahoo! News 11/30/2010

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday passed landmark legislation to pay for some $4.6 billion in settlements with American Indians and black farmers who say they faced discrimination and mistreatment from the government.

Lawmakers voted 256-152 to send the measure to President BarackObama, whose administration brokered the […]

Egypt, Sudan lock horns with lower Africa over control of Nile River

A colonial era agreement gives Egypt and Sudan rights over all water in the world’s longest river. But a population boom in the Nile River’s basin has other Africa countries clamoring for more access.

Mike Pflanz The Christian Science Monitor 6/4/2010

Nairobi, Kenya–A war of words over control of the Nile has broken out between […]

Oberstar’s Clean Water Act amendment a federal seizure of all waters?

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 4/24/2010

Congressman Jim Obertar (D-MN) wants to amend the Clean Water Act after almost 40 years by removing the word “navigable” when limiting federal jurisdiction. Stephen Hayes, Mara Liasson, Charles Krauthammer, and Bret Baier debate whether Oberstar’s measure would simply solidify current federal authority, or eliminate every last vestige of federalism and […]