Category: Politics

Another glitch filled government health site goes down


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has temporarily suspended the verification system for its soon-to-be-unveiled website listing payments to physicians from drug and medical device companies. The move came after at least one doctor discovered that the site attributed payments to him that actually were made to another doctor with the same name.

Flashback: Tom Wolf talks war on coal

HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Tom Wolf’s comments last month regarding the War on Coal. “Tom Wolf views Pennsylvania’s coal industry as a problem, not a job creator,” Gleason said. “At a time when the Obama Administration is launching a full-scale War on Coal, Tom…

CIA admits spying on Senate staff


John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), apologized to lawmakers Tuesday after it was revealed that CIA employees had been spied on. It was stated that Brennan’s agency “acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding.” A spokesperson for the CIA, Dean Boyd, told reporters that a certain degree of wrongdoing…

Congress approves Boehner’s request to sue Obama


In a 225-201 vote, the House of Representatives have supported Speaker John Boehner in his request to sue Barack Hussein Obama. Boehner and other Republicans wish to sue Obama over the method in which he has handled Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act. As expected, all Democrats voted against the decision. Boehner has…

Will Tom Wolf finally call for a stop to shadow campaign?

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding news that the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, and the Sunlight Foundation have filed two complaints with the Federal Communication Commission regarding ads funded by top Tom Wolf supporter, billionaire Tom Steyer.

Under Water: The EPA’s struggle to combat pollution


For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. Efforts in Congress to clarify the EPA’s powers have been defeated. And two Supreme…

Opinion: McCarthy’s climate dogma damaging science

In her testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works [last] Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy proclaimed: “Climate change [caused by human activity] is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It already threatens human health and welfare and economic well-being, and if left unchecked, it will have devastating…

Opinion: Uncertainty amid climate scientists

Dear Editor, I was delighted to see that you published an oped article on climate change (“EPA consultations a sham”). As a volunteer member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, I hope that climate change articles contain accurate information provided in a respectful and polite manner. Unfortunately, Harris provided misleading information. He said the EPA has ignored…