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Mar062014 - School employee used $500,000 in taxpayer money for herself

Audit: School employee used nearly $500,000 on iTunes, jewelry

A former Alcoa City School District employee who oversaw federal funds took nearly $500,000 in taxpayer money to use for herself, according to an audit Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released Tuesday.

Read more to see how the former employee spent the money.

Thousands rally to support New York charter schools

The 11,000 or so charter school supporters who rallied Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to toss them a lifeline.

Read more here

Government tries to curb waste by eliminating (real) trash cans

One county government wants to eliminate waste, a noble — and necessary — goal.

However, you won't believe how they plan to do this.

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Could EPA’s Alaska ‘overreach’ spell disaster for due process nationwide?

Fight erupts over pipeline builders and sexual assaults

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CEI Today: Cell phones in-flight, EPA fraudster, and fixing regulation

Friday, December 13, 2013
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CEI Applauds FCC Efforts on Ending In-Flight Cell Phone Ban

New technology is able to provide in-flight mobile wireless services without the risk of ground network interference that was the basis for the FCC’s prohibition of the use of transmitting 800 MHz cellular devices over two decades ago. Unfortunately, some in Congress wish to deny air carriers and consumers the freedom to experiment with different in-flight wireless practices. These foolish legislative interventions are based on false pretexts and should be rejected.
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> Interview Marc Scribner

EPA FRAUDSTER - WILLIAM YEATMAN EPA Administrator McCarthy’s Star Turn in “The Spy Who Duped Me”

The plot is thickening with regard to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s role in l’affaire Beale, the case of the phony spy who duped the agency out of almost a million dollars in undeserved bonuses and reimbursements. 

EPA continues to claim that McCarthy uncovered Beale’s CIA scheme, and then forced him to retire. But, for the next 19 months, due to “lax oversight,” this high ranking official continued to draw a paycheck, a circumstance of which McCarthy was aware since at least March 2012. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


American Spectator: The Legislature's First Job Is Not to Legislate

Democratic governance isn’t about a majority doing whatever it wants, much less when that involves advancing a president’s agenda. Congress, in effect, has abandoned its purpose within our system of separation of powers, and needs to turn back. What can Congress do to that end? There are two things.

A good start would be to appoint a Bipartisan Regulatory Reduction Commission to review the most expensive, burdensome rules, as well as ones that have outlived their purpose. It would then submit to Congress a package of rules to repeal, subject to an up-or-down vote, without amendment. Such a model served the Base Realignment and Closure commission well. Then, it should move to repeal many of the laws that granted the Executive excessive power to create those burdensome rules in the first place.
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> Interview Iain Murray

CEI Podcast for December 12, 2013: The Affordable Care Act’s Marriage Penalties

The Affordable Care Act’s subsides and tax credits are structured in such a way as to cause thousands of dollars worth of penalties for many married couples. CEI Senior Attorney Hans Bader proposes phasing them out as income rises to soften the blow.




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ALG's Daily Grind - Beyond whimper, little Republican response to filibuster demise


Nov. 27, 2013

Beyond whimper, little Republican response to filibuster demise
The GOP's ineffective response to Reid's nuclear option illustrates perfectly why Senate Republicans are receiving so many primary challenges nowadays.

The UN global warming hoax is slowly dying
The real aim is to transfer wealth from the developed nations to those less developed. It was never about saving the Earth from a global warming; that was a lie from start to finish.

Harry Reid kills minority rights in Senate
The minority is now irrelevant.

Schiff: Ben's rocket to nowhere
"A deputy governor of the People's Bank of China said that buying foreign exchange reserves was now no longer in China's national interest. The implication that China may no longer be accumulating U.S. government debt would amount to the 'mother of all tapers' and could create a clear and present danger to the American economy. But the story barely rated a mention in the American media."


ALG's Daily Grind - NLRB's naked overreach: Lying about legitimacy

July 10, 2013

NLRB's naked overreach: Lying about legitimacy

Lafe Solomon, acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, resorts to lies to prove the legitimacy of the NLRB's decisions.

The end of the filibuster?

Is Harry Reid attempting psyche out Republicans into approving Obama nominees by threatening to eliminate the filibuster?

It's a mad world: Rotten Apple edition

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to save rotting food.

Hope: Number of homeschoolers growing nationwide

Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75 percent.


ALG's Daily Grind - Economic slowdown hurts Obama, but can Romney take advantage?

Sept. 28, 2012

Economic slowdown hurts Obama, but can Romney take advantage?

Second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been revised downward to 1.3 percent growth, unemployment is still unacceptably high, the debt is higher than ever, and things are only getting worse. But can Republicans win?

Cartoon: In his back pocket

Obama's media allies come in handy again.

Hollywood's Frackin' Fraud

Promised Land, starring Matt Damon and inspired by eleven residents from Dimock, Penn., who claimed that fracking had destroyed their water and their lives has those residents' claims investigated by the EPA, which found "there are not levels of contaminants present that would require additional action by the Agency." Southern Poverty Law Center a Wellspring of Manufactured Hate

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins: gunman was "given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations as hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy."