Thursday's HOT MIC
One of the few exciting young players in an otherwise yawn-worthy NFL season is out after tearing his ACL in practice:
Might be a good time for Colin Kaepernick to work his way back into the league as a backup, right?
Nope. Still too toxic. The Texans are signing former Raiders QB Matt McGloin.
I would almost like to see Kaepernick land with a team just so he could get back on the field and remind everyone what a mediocre quarterback he is.
Totally wish I'd had a $500,000 an episode salary to be "free" from when I was twenty.
This wasn't supposed to happen.
After the Obama administration approved the sale of a Canadian mining company with significant U.S. uranium reserves to a firm owned by Russia’s government, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured Congress and the public the new owners couldn’t export any raw nuclear fuel from America’s shores.
“No uranium produced at either facility may be exported,” the NRC declared in a November 2010 press release that announced that ARMZ, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned Rosatom, had been approved to take ownership of the Uranium One mining firm and its American assets.
A year later, the nuclear regulator repeated the assurance in a letter to Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican in whose state Uranium One operated mines.
“Neither Uranium One Inc. nor AMRZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the exports of uranium for use in reactor fuel,” then-NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko wrote to Barrasso.
The NRC never issued an export license to the Russian firm, a fact so engrained in the narrative of the Uranium One controversy that it showed up in The Washington Post’s official fact-checker site this week. “We have noted repeatedly that extracted uranium could not be exported by Russia without a license, which Rosatom does not have,” the Post reported on Monday, linking to the 2011 Barrasso letter.
Yet NRC memos reviewed by The Hill show that it did approve the shipment of yellowcake uranium — the raw material used to make nuclear fuel and weapons — from the Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada in 2012 through a third party. Later, the Obama administration approved some of that uranium going all the way to Europe, government documents show.
How's that for collusion with Russia?
We'll be paying the price for eight years of Obama for far longer than eight years.
Don't you love it when the WaPo fact-checker gets one right?
I'm pretty sure they toss us these bones every now and then just to maintain a shred of credibility, but I believe in encouraging good behavior -- so how about a "Well Done!" for today's report which concludes:
In their haste to condemn the GOP tax plan, Democrats have spread far and wide the false claim that families making less than $86,100 on average will face a hefty tax hike. Actually, it’s the opposite. Most families in that income range would get a tax cut. Any Democrat who spread this claim should delete their tweets and make clear they were in error.
Nah, more likely that they'll double down -- and that WaPo won't bother to correct them like this again.