GOP takes aim at US Navy’s great green fleet

The US military's embrace of alternative energy seems to drive a segment a the public crazy – witness the many vituperative comments to this story about a hybrid ground combat vehicle under development by the Army. 



Light bulb ban bill burns out in Congress

H.R. 2417, the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB), burnt out Tuesday as the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the measure despite fierce support from the GOP and conservatives. 



GOP slashes clean energy funding

House Republican appropriators have slashed renewable energy funding by 27%, or $491 million to $1.3 billion - approximately $1.9 billion below what the Obama administration had previously requested.

GOP blocks funding for airport body scanners

It seems as if the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) won’t be getting any cash to buy additional airport body scanners in 2012.

GOP wants Obama admin to archive all electronic correspondence

A high-ranking Republican congressman believes the Obama administration’s electronic correspondence is not being archived in "the spirit" of federal law.

Kerry: GOP budget cuts threaten tech innovation

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) has harshly criticized proposed GOP spending cuts, explaining that such budget reductions are likely to threaten future government tech achievements like "inventing" the Internet.

GOP votes to block Net Neutrality

The GOP-controlled House voted Thursday evening to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing its controversial Net Neutrality order. The votes were cast in the form of an approved amendment to a wider spending bill that bars the use of any funds by the FCC to implement Neutrality regulations.

GOP wants to bury Net Neutrality

Republicans stepped up their assault against the FCC's controversial Net Neutrality order during a raucous House hearing on Wednesday. To be sure, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), went so far as to accuse the FCC of "selectively applying  [Net Neutrality] rules to broadband providers [and] shielding" specific Web companies.

Republicans must think knowledge grows on trees

I have long believed that the USA is a profoundly anti-intellectual country, in spite of America’s (paradoxical) belief in its technological and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world.

GOP targets FCC in Net Neutrality fracas

A number of prominent Republicans have harshly criticized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for passing a Net Neutrality order without first conducting an objective market-based analysis.

GOP gloats over Verizon's anti-net neutrality crusade

A number of prominent Republicans have praised Verizon for kicking off a legal battle against the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) controversial net-neutrality rules.

Is the GOP readying an anti-Google barrage?

The GOP-dominated House may be preparing to crack down on Google's allegedly "inappropriate" ties with the floundering Obama administration.

Will Obama delete key files to hide them from the GOP?

US Republicans are concerned that President Barack Obama may delete key files and shred important documents which could be requested in future congressional probes.