What Washington really knows about the Internet of Things

By: Mario Wagner for POLITICO …There’s 435 members of the House, 100 members of the Senate, and most of them still don’t know what the Internet of Things is,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who co-chairs the recently created Internet of Things Caucus, and counts himself an industry evangelist. Where government involvement is concerned, […]

State Department says it can’t locate 15 Hillary Clinton emails

  The State Department said Thursday it cannot locate 15 work-related emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server released this week by the committee probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks — indicating she never turned them over, in a revelation the committee chairman described as “significant and troubling.” The emails consist of more in a series of […]

Taxpayers slapped with $866,615 jet fuel bill for Obama’s Earth Day speech

By Paul Bedard | WashingtonExaminer.com President Obama’s decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change “deniers” to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One. Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 […]

Yucca Mountain best solution to nuclear waste problem

By: Darrell Issa | UTSanDiego.com As Congress works to set spending priorities for the federal government, one of the proposals that will be debated is restored funding for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository – funding that would represent a much-needed path forward on a permanent nuclear waste storage solution. Currently, waste is stored at […]

Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect: What Consumers Should Expect

By: Nelson Granados | forbes.com …The main controversy regarding these bright-line rules is that the paid prioritization ruling will thwart innovation and infrastructure investment by ISPs. The argument is that, by not allowing ISPs to charge extra fees to heavy users of the network like Netflix, they will have less incentive to invest in infrastructure because it is […]

House panel approves ‘patent troll’ legislation

  By Mario Trujillo | TheHill.com Legislation to crack down on so-called patent trolls cleared another hurdle in Congress on Thursday. The House Judiciary Committee on a 24-8 vote approved its Innovation Act, which aims to curb the abuse of patent infringement litigation. The committee waded through a marathon of more than 20 amendments, including a manager’s […]

Hillary embraces union that spurned her in ‘08

By Bill McMorris | FreeBeacon.com Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has signed onto the Service Employees International Union-backed fast food worker movement, as she tacks further to the left in the Democratic primaries. Clinton called into a SEIU-sponsored fast food workers forum on Sunday to express her support for raising the starting wage at establishments such […]

Feds pour $32 million more into beleaguered solar industry

By Tori Richards | foxnews.com The Department of Energy has doled out another $32 million to support the solar industry, a sector fraught with technology challenges and scandal – and nevertheless propped up with billions of taxpayer dollars during the Obama Administration. This latest funding is dedicated to training a workforce of solar technicians, developing new technology […]