Pennsylvania Independent Week in Review
Congressmen Want Dr. Mann’s Stimulus Funding Investigated
Members of Congress from Wisconsin and California have sent a letter to the National Science Foundation (NSF), requesting the federal organization investigate the alleged academic misconduct by Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State.
Last June, Dr. Mann received a $541,184 grant from the NSF as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – otherwise known as the federal stimulus bill. He has since been investigated by Penn State for alleged academic misconduct with regard to his research into global climate change.
On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.),
requested the NSF to open an investigation of Dr. Mann, citing integrity questions surrounding his research. Click here to read more.
Conservatives Say NO To Endorsement Process
The &quot;nebulous&quot; people, between 350 and 400 of them, met less than 50 yards from
where state Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Tom Corbett was tapped to wear the establishment’s GOP gubernatorial crown on Saturday.
1. hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused: a nebulous recollection of the meeting; a nebulous distinction between pride and conceit.)
&quot;Nebulous&quot; was the word used by Mr. Corbett recently to describe the activities and membership of the state’s Tea Partiers, 9-12ers and other conservative
constitutionalists, who have risen across the state since the Obama Administration took office in January 2009. Click here to read more.
Office of Open Records Requests Higher Funding | February 18, 2010
$26 to $54 million could help some PPL customers | February 18, 2010
Higher Costs and Population in State Correction System | February 18, 2010
Federal Funds Increased for WIC Education | February 17, 2010
Penn Future and DEP Attack Weatherman’s Opinion | February 17, 2010
Rendell Sets Special Election for Murtha Seat | February 17, 2010
Congressmen Want Dr. Mann’s Stimulus Funding Investigated | February 17, 2010
SEPTA Considers Rail Line Designation Changes | February 16, 2010
Penn Future Attacks Commonwealth Foundation After Global Warming Debate | February
Purpose of DCED Questioned | February 16, 2010
Cost Study Commission named by Senate | February 16, 2010
&quot;Beer Me,&quot; Say PA Supermarkets | February 16, 2010
Conservatives Say NO To Endorsement Process | February 15, 2010
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – And You Think Greece Has Problems? | February 15, 2010
Approved Vendor Lists Reduce Transparency | February 12, 2010
Carson says law firm departure, turnpike resignation, unconnected | February 12, 2010
&quot;I Expect Better From My School&quot; | February 12, 2010
PSU Students to Protest Investigation | February 12, 2010
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