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Sunday
Oct042015

Watchdog - How much will EPA’s new ozone rule cost you?

Sunday
Sep272015

Watchdog - Government employees steal millions from taxpayers at the pump

Friday
Sep252015

Watchdog - VA officials smear whistleblowers  

 

 

VA officials used medical records to smear whistleblowers

Veterans Affairs officials illegally accessed whistleblower medical records to engage in a smear campaign aimed at covering up fatally lax medical care, according to testimony at a U.S. Senate committee.
 
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Scott Walker’s departure from national politics ‘Wisconsin’s gain’
 
Gov. Scott Walker went from top-tier candidate to the second contestant out of the presidential sweepstakes in a matter of weeks. But Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says that's good news for the state.
 
 

 

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Fuel fraud: Government employees steal millions from taxpayers at the pump
 
In the past five years, the federal government has prosecuted $240 million in fuel fraud cases. But specialists in how to crack down on fraud say the real figure is probably much higher.
 
 

 

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Pennsylvania hides $53 billion in debt, study finds
 
Pennsylvania fails to list $53 billion in debt on its balance sheet, giving it the third-most hidden debt among 10 Northeast states. Should it come as any surprise that lawmakers have all but ignored the state's huge unfunded pension liability?
 
 

 

Ohio economy falling behind right-to-work neighbor Michigan

 
Michigan’s long-term job creation rate has finally leapfrogged Ohio. Could Michigan's right-to-work laws explain the disparity in private sector job growth between the two states?
 
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Alabama Senate rejects sin tax on pornography

 

In order to make up a $200 million shortfall in its budget, Alabama attempted to enact a "sin tax" on pornography. But would the tax have been unconstitutional?

 

 

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New report finds that the government over-promises again

 
All the media attention given to the Social Security and Medicare promises raises a question: Will America's Baby Boomers actually get all the benefits Uncle Sam has promised them? It’s looking more dubious by the day.
 
Friday
Sep112015

Watchdog - Did the EPA lie to Congress?

 

CO mine owner: EPA lied in congressional hearing

The owner of the Gold King Mine says an EPA official lied during a congressional hearing when he said the agency responded to a mine “cave-in,” when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer.
 
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Big guns, big money coming out as battle over the crude oil export ban intensifies
 
What do Vladimir Putin, Robert Menendez and 10 other members of the U.S. Senate have in common? They’re all targets of a massive and expensive media campaign waged over the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
 
 

 

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Why shouldn’t Missouri become the 26th right-to-work state?
 
Union organizers who couldn’t persuade a majority of Missouri lawmakers to vote against right-to-work are bent on stopping a two-thirds majority from overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.
 
 

 

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Michigan becomes second state to lose its mind over beer label
 
You'd think people would be able to tell the difference between baby formula and beer. But common sense hasn't stopped Michigan and New Hampshire from losing their minds over the label on Founders Brewery’s Oatmeal Breakfast Stout,
 
 

 

Overruled: Judge orders Christie to release 'valuable asset'

 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has lost another court battle in his attempt to keep his strategic list of 2,500 media contacts secret. The list is a key cog in his taxpayer-funded publicity machine.
 
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Can a third party win statewide elections? Here’s one state where it could happen

 

A third party organization called the Independent Party of Oregon is making waves after registering 5 percent of the electorate. But can the party win a statewide election?

 

 

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Decriminalization: The way forward for New Jersey municipalities

 
The Asbury Park city council has supported legalizing marijuana, but given Governor Chris Christie's opposition to legalization, it is largely a symbolic gesture.
 
 

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Sunday
Aug302015

Watchdog - EPA refuses to spill details