Wind Turbines Are Programmed to Shut Off During Extreme Cold in Minnesota

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission called the heads of the state’s energy and electric companies to a hearing Thursday to discuss their shortfalls during January’s polar vortex. Representatives from Xcel Energy, Centerpoint Energy, and Great Plains Gas were all in attendance. Of particular concern was Xcel’s request that its 460,000…

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Commentary: Trump Lost Nothing in Hanoi

by Brandon J. Weichert   When Donald J. Trump took office in January 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration national security team cautioned Trump’s transition team that North Korea was a significant nuclear threat. Obama White House officials explained how North Korea’s leaders had built up their nascent nuclear arsenal. Since…

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At 2.9 Percent, 2018 Was the Strongest Economy Since 2005 on Growth and Jobs

by Robert Romano   President Donald Trump’s second year in office marked the strongest economic growth since 2005 at 2.9 percent, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, beating every one of President Barack Obama’s years in office — for now. It was by a nose, and…

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Democrats Worry Agenda Will ‘Die a Horrible Death’ in the Senate, Regardless of 2020 Outcome

by Chris White   Democrats are warning that some of the party’s biggest agenda pledges are destined to crash in the Senate, regardless of the 2020 election’s outcome. Medicare for All, a potential Green New Deal and a push for a $15 minimum wage would struggle to get past a…

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Robots Are Flooding US Industries

by Tim Pearce   U.S. companies purchased 35,880 robots in 2018 in what amounted to a 7 percent increase over the year before, according to the Robotics Industry Association. Factories and businesses in industries such as transportation, electronics and food service are buying tens of thousands of machines to cut…

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Jay Inslee, the ‘Climate Candidate,’ Announces 2020 Presidential Bid Friday

by Michael Bastasch   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the presidential nomination in 2020, adding to the growing field of Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump. “We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change. And we’re the last who can do something about it. We…

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Another Big Blue State Rejects a Major Pillar of Democrats’s Climate Agenda

by Chris White   A Maine lawmaker is pulling his bill imposing a carbon tax on citizens as the state sought to be the first to adopt one of the key pillars of the Democratic Party. State Rep. Deane Rykerson, a Democrat from Kittery, Maine, announced Thursday that he is…

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Commentary: Learning About America’s Forgotten Civil Rights History

by Marc DeJager   Early in the morning last Saturday, a group of 12 Heritage Foundation interns (including myself) boarded a bus bound for Holly Knoll, the manor house of Robert Russa Moton. Most of us had never heard of Moton before. This is unsurprising, as he was “the forgotten…

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Scientists See Evidence of Underground Lake System on Mars

Scientists say images of craters taken by European and American space probes show there likely once was a planet-wide system of underground lakes on Mars. Data collected by NASA and ESA probes orbiting the red planet provide the first geological evidence for an ancient Martian groundwater system, according to a…

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Former Planned Parenthood Employee Describes Pregnancy ‘Plague’ at Clinic

by Grace Carr   Women who worked at Planned Parenthood’s Baltimore, Maryland clinic couldn’t get pregnant or their babies died, a former clinic worker told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a February interview. “We used to say it’s a plague because whoever got pregnant either lost the baby or…

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