This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 270 to 152 to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. First proposed in 2008, the pipeline would transport 830,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries. Already approved the Senate, the legislation now goes to President Obama who has threatened to veto it. The fact that it would be only the third bill vetoed by Obama indicates just how much the president is in thrall to the environmentalist lobby. Greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the pipeline would boost U.S. emissions by about one-half of one percent. So with respect to protecting the global climate, a presidential veto is almost entirely an exercise in symbolic progressivism.
The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the company pays "a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
The Bureau of Land Management sees no Fourth Amendment concerns with searching American citizens for reasons to arrest them without probable cause when it comes to their event permits.