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Triple-digit oil prices may be a thing of the past, at least for a while

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Oil prices dropped more than 50 percent in eight months, and while a few energy experts expect a quick rebound, there’s a growing consensus we won’t see triple-digit prices any time soon.

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Shreveport VA chief resigns post after year of turmoil

Louisiana  |  4:00 am

By Tori Richards |
A top official at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is stepping down after a year of turmoil that mirrored scandals erupting at other Veterans Administration medical centers nationwide.
Patrick McGauly leaves the hospital’s chief of staff position amid allegations that hospital staff kept secret waiting lists, facing numerous Inspector General investigations and […]

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

WILL, Wisconsin Reporter sue to open government records

Wisconsin  |  8:50 am

By Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – With Sunshine Week less than two weeks away, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Wisconsin Reporter are pursuing legal action that aims to open up government records to the public.

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Lawmakers scramble to fix insolvent Lottery Scholarship

New Mexico  |  4:00 am

The head of a Santa Fe think tank is accusing the New Mexico Lottery Authority of a sneaky back-door attempt to take scholarship money from college students and give it to the vendors, contractors and bureaucrats who run the New Mexico Lottery. The bigger story is whether the Lottery Scholarship, enacted in 1996 as a program that would never cost the taxpayers a cent, is on the slippery slope to becoming a new taxpayer-funded entitlement program.

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Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Jackson Zoo could get more state money

Mississippi  |  4:00 am

Without state money, a couple of tourist attractions in Mississippi may be headed to the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Vidalia taxpayers know nothing about $7 million project they’re funding

Louisiana  |  4:00 am

Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, who acquired $16 million in taxpayer money for a questionable new port, apparently wants an additional $7 million of your money for another project.

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Sportsmen group targeted as ‘green decoy’ for environmentalists fires back

Minnesota  |  4:00 am

If it looks, swims and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck — especially with an All-American moniker like Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

After all, the outdoors organization with chapters in Minnesota and 15 other states, positions itself as “the sportsman’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.”

Yet a DC-based policy group contends BHA — a grassroots organization that’s waded into Minnesota energy, land use and mining issues — not only fails the duck test, but functions as a “green decoy” on behalf of hard-core environmentalists.


Burlington residents buck mayor, city councilor on noncitizen voting

Vermont  |  7:56 am

Residents of Burlington parted ways with newly re-elected Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger on Tuesday, voting no on ballot items that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in elections and serve in appointed government posts.

CUTTING CARBON: Coal-fired plants are in the EPA's cross-hairs, and Virginia is in the line of fire.

EPA may give Virginia breathing room on air rules

Energy and Environment  |  4:00 am

Virginia lawmakers backed down to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan.” Now the EPA is pulling back on its own … for now.

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$775,000 and rising — Wisconsin taxpayers’ bill to defend John Doe prosecutors

Wisconsin  |  8:18 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Taxpayers have conservatively spent north of $775,000 defending the prosecutors of a politically charged John Doe investigation driven on a legal theory that even the prosecutors have rejected.

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Amid oil price concerns, North Dakota lawmakers trim $1 billion from governor’s budget

North Dakota  |  March 3, 2015

By Rob Port | North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — In the next month and a half, North Dakota policymakers must make decisions about billions of dollars worth of tax and appropriation policies for the next two years based on uncertain revenue projections.
It’s sure to be a daunting task.
North Dakota’s Constitution restrains the Legislature to meeting […]




Jon Stewart obliterates ‘slimy’ Democrats over Gruber

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Remy goes hard at Obamacare, #Grubergate and Lena Dunham

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As #Grubergate continues to unfold,’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.


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