Countering the free-market political activism of the Koch brothers, green billionaire Thomas Steyer has pledged to spend $100 million in 2014 to elect an anti-carbon posse to Congress. Steyer’s litmus test is opposition to the import of Canadian crude oil through the Keystone pipeline—an issue on which the former San Francisco hedge-fund manager won a victory this spring when the Obama administration further delayed the pipeline’s construction after six years of study. 

But the impact of Steyer’s campaign extends well beyond a single pipeline. His War on Carbon is a war on blue-collar jobs in cities like Detroit, where Steyer is bankrolling Senate candidate Gary Peters. The Motown battleground is a microcosm of the Californian’s larger threat to the U.S. energy sector and the communities it supports. All the players are present here: Canadian oil, Steyer money, green allies, an activist media, a politically financed Democratic candidate .  .  . even Koch Industries.


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Lansing— Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer admitted Wednesday he voted Republican in Michigan’s 2012 presidential primary, but declined to say whom he voted for.

Democratic President Barack Obama was unopposed in the Feb. 28, 2012, presidential primary.

But Republicans had a closely fought primary between former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Michigan native Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts. Nine other Republicans were on the crowded primary ballot that year.


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Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won’t hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why?

Here’s why: LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist. He’s a protected elite — Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human Rights Watch official — with ready access to the White House. He and the left’s other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government.


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As the world burns, President Barack Obama decided that an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live amid a three-day fundraiser swing down the West Coast would be a touch too gauche.

“In advance of the trip, we’ve been in touch with Kimmel’s folks about the president doing his show,” said White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest on Monday. “We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future.”

What a generous display of regard for what the media has been reminding the president all month are the “optics” associated with serving as the nation’s chief executive. But there is a downside associated with this decision. It robs the press of once again dubbing Obama America’s “entertainer-in-chief.”


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Why do you think President Obama’s job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?” the interviewer asked.

It’s a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor-force participation remains low.

The fact is that the economy is growing, however slowly; jobs are being created, and the unemployment rate is heading down toward what economists consider full employment. And still the president’s job rating languishes.


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A powerful federal appeals court dealt a major blow to ObamaCare on Tuesday, ruling against the legality of some subsidies issued to people through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Though the ruling is likely to be appealed, the decision threatens to gut the foundation of the law by potentially nixing subsidies that millions of people obtained through the federally run exchange known as HealthCare.gov.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled2-1 that the IRS went too far in extending subsidies to those who buy insurance through that website.


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Date: August 7th, 2014
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