Committee Reveals Widespread Disability Scheme

Lawyer made millions off of fraudulent disability claims
Senator Tom Coburn at Goldman Sachs hearings / AP

A Kentucky lawyer made millions off Social Security disability programs, devising a scheme with a judge to approve fraudulent claims at an “assembly-line” rate.

A two-year investigation led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, revealed a case of coordinated fraud responsible for the approval of billions in claims.

EPA Coal Regs Will Require Halving of Carbon Emissions in New Plants

Industry, coal-state Democrats oppose regulations
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, EPA, Coal

Gina McCarthy, an administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the nation’s top environmental enforcer will require new coal power plants to cut their carbon emission by roughly half of what current plants emit during a news conference at the National Press Club.

Busted Union

Union, company to pay $10k to truck driver fired after he refused to make political donations
Right-to-Work protest in Michigan / AP

One of the Democratic Party’s largest political contributors must pay a former employee who was fired from his job because he refused to donate to a union political action committee (PAC).