Over the next 12 months, the Obama administration is due to issue regulations governing everything from e-cigarettes to smoke-stack emissions in what experts predict will be a second-term rush to put rules in place before leaving office.
U.S. airlines were urged by the State Department to notify Chinese authorities before flying through China’s new air-defense zone, even as the American military conducts daily flights in the area without such notification.
U.S. airlines should notify Chinese authorities before flying through China’s new air-defense zone, the State Department said, even as the American military conducts daily flights in the area without such notification.
The U.S. military is conducting daily flights through China’s newly declared air-defense zone without notifying Beijing authorities in advance, days before Vice President Joe Biden is to meet with Chinese leaders.
Heritage Action, the angry conservative id that has swallowed the Heritage Foundation (and much of the House Republican Conference) whole, just announced that it will treat Janet Yellen’s nomination for chairman of the Federal Reserve as a “key” vote. The designation is intended to pressure Republican senators, who presumably risk being labeled soft on monetarism if they vote to elevate Yellen.
Some conservative policy pundits are starting to imagine a detente over Obamacare, in which Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law and support it in return for tweaks that advance their ideas. Liberals should be open to such a deal.