There’s a lot of turmoil in the world. ISIS in Iraq. Riots in Ferguson. A shirtless Vladimir Putin roaming the Russian countryside.
Right around Thanksgiving, some groups like to award the distinction of ‘turkey of the year’ to particular politicians who screwed things up. Somehow, though, it doesn’t seem fitting for a news organization to do that — or even just to single out one particular person. So, we’re picking the top six turkey-worthy quotes from Virginia politicians — three from Republicans and three from Democrats — in a light-hearted manner to refresh your memory.
By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser wants to increase public school reform and focus on accountability and results, according to a 56-page transition plan.
Bowser wants to evaluate academic and extracurricular activities at low-performing schools, renovate or construct new school buildings, expand preschool programs, and increase STEM options for students, among other things, according […]
The Republican sweep has given new hope to free-market advocates in Congress and in many statehouses. But in Vermont, advocates of economic freedom say the election will provide only a limited boost to free-market solutions for the Green Mountain State.
Florida has the highest increase in illegal immigration of any state from 2009 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center.
For Republicans in Mississippi, 2013 was the year they finally took control of all levers of power.
Might want to turn down your thermostats Alabamians, because your power bills are going up.
By Jason Stverak
Thanksgiving evening, after the table is clear and the dishes are washed, has traditionally been a drowsy evening of nibbling leftover pie and visiting with family–a last deep breath before the rush of the holiday season.
In the last couple of years, however, this tradition has given way to something decidedly less Norman Rockwellian. […]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Germantown School Board members need more time to decide on potential disciplinary action against April Kay Smith, the kindergarten teacher who stomped on GOP signs at the Jefferson County Fair because she was “just so angry with (Gov.) Scott Walker.
Gov. Tom Corbett and state Sen. Dominic Pileggi were given the boot earlier this month, reshuffling political power heading into 2015.
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — One chief in Overton County’s Volunteer Fire Department left $570 of the department’s money in an unlocked car.
Guess how this story ends.
Someone took the money, according to a recently released audit from Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson.
Fire Chief Charles Neal told Tennessee Watchdog this week he was waiting to deposit […]
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As #Grubergate continues to unfold, Reason.com’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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By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]
On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.
Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.
Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.
Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.
Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.