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Washington, DC- In light of a year-long investigation of the “50 Worst Charities in America,” conducted by CNN, the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting, FreedomWorks is proud to announce the organization has achieved Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Ten years ago, the United States made an investment in a new environmental idea of clean coal through a cutting edge project known as FutureGen. FutureGen, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, was intended to construct a net zero-emission fossil-fueled power plant. To reduce carbon emissions, FutureGen uses carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to inject carbon into geological formations rather than allowing emissions into the atmosphere.
The Ballad of Ben Bernanke: Tragic Economic Error is Holding Him Back
Ben Bernanke is arguable the most well equipped Fed chairman America has ever seen, and I mean that sincerely! His academic accomplishments are top notch; and his career as a public official is equally impressive. He has been a ranking member of some of the most influential and prestigious economics advisory councils and research groups in the nation. By all accounts, Ben is the best conceivable man for the job of Chief Central Banker!
SNAP Challenge is Not So Challenging - Unless You're an Out of Touch Congressman
This past week more than two dozen Democratic members of congress decided to compete in the SNAP Challenge and in their words "call attention to the necessity of the program" while also showing how difficult it is to eat on the average of $31.50 per person, per week allocated under the SNAP program.
Is the White House Playing Politics with Disaster Relief Funds?
On April 17, the central Texas town of West was rocked by an explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, injured more than 160 people and leveled an entire neighborhood. This small community of less than 3,000 people situated on Interstate-35 between Waco and Dallas was decimated.
For any American paying attention, it can hardly be a surprise that Congressional approval is at a low point. In fact, it is at an all time low. In a recent poll, only 10% of respondents approved of the job Congress is doing. To get an idea of how abysmally low that rating is, let’s take a look at some other data for comparison.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe Asks Senator Lindsey Graham for His Email Password
Washington, DC- At a press conference today, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe addressed the growing list of civil liberties violations that have surfaced in recent weeks, and extended an open invitation to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham to walk the walk implied by his casual dismissal of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution. If he has "nothing to worry about," he should be willing to publicly release his email password. The petition can be found at www.LindseysPassword.com.
Participation Trophy Madness: New Cars For Perfect School Attendance?!?
As has to be pointed out with so many news stories these days, this is not satire.Graduating senior Vanessa Umana expected to leave last Friday's commencement ceremony at Francis Polytechnic High School with a diploma, a few photos and some wonderful memories.
Updated 6/14/2013Arizona Governor Janice Brewer, after publicly opposing Obamacare before the 2012 elections, has been trying ever since to implement the deeply unpopular law with the expansion of Medicaid in her state. Her push to implement this expansion of the already failing Obamacare is a tale of cronyism and backroom deals. In the end if she is successful it will only benefit the dealmakers, not the people of Arizona.