Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich recently sent a number of conservatives into orbit with his comments about building a U.S. space colony on the moon.
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The U.S. Department of Energy backed hundreds of millions of dollars in loans for discredited solar power start-ups whose corporate debt was already sullied with “junk” ratings by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, two of the world’s leading credit agencies, a federal government investigation has shown.
Last week on the campaign trail at Ohio State University, President Barack Obama told a crowd of 2,600 students that drilling for more oil was not the solution to the energy problems of the United States, saying that wind, solar power and synthetic fuels were what were needed for the future.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again stirring a national debate on government-mandated healthy eating with a prohibition of high-calorie food donations to city-run homeless shelters.
A mixture of political and economic motives has moved the Obama administration to haul China before the World Trade Organization over its control of global stocks of rare earth metals. Consumer electronics companies rely on the heavy elements, including neodymium, europium, yttrium and molybdenum, for the manufacture of iPads, smartphones, and LCD televisions.
Is the U.S. economy finally, fully recovered from the financial fiascoes that befell it during the fall of 2008? Or is it still feeble? Though the Obama administration --- and David Axelrod, the president’s chief campaign guru -- would have voters imagine America is poised for prosperity again, other observers and analysts told The Daily Caller they aren't so sure about that just yet.
The White House is following the lead of the European Union in advocating for new Internet privacy laws which put consumers’ interests ahead of those of cyber-businesses, policy analysts told The Daily Caller.
Filmmaker Michael Moore glorified the United Kingdom's National Health Service in his 2007 documentary "Sicko," making a cult film argument that socialized medicine works. But Prime Minister David Cameron, the Tory MP who heads a coalition government in England, is apparently not a Moore fan: He is working to partially privatize the NHS, beginning a massive outsourcing of medical services to private health care providers throughout the U.K.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House on Feb 14, Valentine's Day. Their talks are likely to turn on Tibet and trade. But China’s veep isn’t expected to deliver a box of chocolates to the American president. China’s enormous trade advantage, now the largest nation-on-nation trade deficit in the history of the world, has put it in the enviable negotiating position of being able to say “bu” -- that is, “no” -- to most American demands.
U.S. job losses in recent years -- especially high-paying technology jobs -- are a startling reality that even the Obama administration is having to acknowledge, however reluctantly. As the Florida presidential primary looms just five days away, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are both ratcheting up their job-creation rhetoric.
Under the Obama administration, skilled foreign professionals like doctors and software engineers find dim hope in Emma Lazarus’s poetic lamp lifted “beside the golden door.” These huddled, high tech masses are, quite often, told by Washington policymakers to consider launching their careers in other countries.
The failed $534 million federal investment in Solyndra hasn’t stopped Washington from trying to finance the “next big thing” in technology. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and two House members are moving forward with a $50 million proposal for nanotechnology research funding at an upstate New York university where another nanotech research center has already existed for a decade.