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Head of NASA Not Sure Global Warming Is an Issue We Need to 'Wrestle With'

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Climate Change Policy

We told you at the top of the broadcast about the president's new plan to fight climate change. But now the head man at the agency that is supposed to be on top of the issue says that there may not be a need to do anything.

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told National Public Radio — "I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with."

Griffin said there's no way to determine whether the current climate is the best climate to try to preserve — saying that people who think they know the answer to that question are taking an "arrogant position."

NASA climate scientist and noted global warming activist James Hansen called Griffin's comments "unbelievable," telling ABC, "It indicates a complete ignorance of understanding the implications of climate change."

Travel Expenses

Stockholders of the data company infoUSA are suing the chief executive over lavish spending — including almost a million dollars worth of travel for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

CEO Vinod Gupta insists he did nothing wrong — and now Hillary Clinton says she did nothing wrong by accepting rides on his private jet. Clinton's campaign says she reimbursed Gupta at the first-class rate in compliance with Senate rules at the time.

The senator said yesterday she does not believe her presidential campaign positions against corporate excess and skyrocketing executive pay are undermined by the fact she accepted the flights on a private jet.

False Identity

A Milwaukee police officer has been arrested by federal immigration agents who say he is actually an illegal immigrant who assumed the identity of his dead cousin ten years ago.

A police department spokeswoman tells a Milwaukee newspaper that by assuming the identity so long ago, the suspect was able to establish a trail of fingerprints and identification that withstood a background check.

The officer has been suspended and if he is eventually convicted he could face deportation.

No Idea

And a follow up to a story from yesterday. A spokesman for Chicago priest Michael Pfleger says he had no idea of the violent connotations when he urged anti-gun activists to — "snuff out" a suburban gun shop owner.

Cybercast News also reports a gun rights activist has asked the Justice Department to investigate the matter — saying the comments are a serious threat to the shop owner's safety and civil rights.

The owner of the store says he did indeed take the comments as a threat and is consulting with an attorney.

And the Chicago archdiocese says it has no plans to take disciplinary action against Pfleger — a spokesman said that should be handled by civil authorities.

—FOX News Channel's Martin Hill contributed to this report.