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Aug 31, 2015

Feds Find Politically Connected Solar Company Lied for $500 Million in Federal Loans, Declines to Prosecute

A federal investigation has determined, top-leaders at Solyndra, a now defunct solar power panel manufacturer, lied to the federal government by repeatedly inflating sales figures in pursuit of a $

Aug 31, 2015

July Temperature Record Claims Based on Manipulated Data

Climate Change Weekly #184

Aug 31, 2015

State Rep. Mark Finchem (AZ): Common Core and Student Data Privacy

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Heather Kays speaks with Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem.

Aug 31, 2015

Environmental Madness, Government Corruption Exposed

Review of Environmentalism Gone Mad: How a Sierra Club Activist and Senior EPA Analyst Discovered a Radical Green Energy Fantasy , by Alan Carlin (Mt.

Aug 31, 2015

NYC Mayor De Blasio Retreats from Uber Fight

After months of fighting with the popular transportation-network company Uber, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing away from proposed restrictions on how many new drivers the company can

Aug 28, 2015

Research & Commentary: Alabama Gov. Bentley’s Tobacco Tax Hike Proposal

Tobacco and electronic cigarettes have become popular targets for tax increases across the nation.