"WITCH HUNT": Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, right, says she feels she's a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

Climate scientists accuse Democrat of McCarthyism

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Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry feels she’s a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

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Feds list manatees as endangered, despite years of science-based findings

Florida  |  March 3, 2015

Manatees have been on the federal Endangered Species List since 1967, but according to biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manatees aren’t actually endangered.

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Prosecutor misstatements continue to shape John Doe narrative, Walker’s future

Wisconsin  |  March 3, 2015

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – There’s a lot wrong with Wisconsin’s infamous political John Doe investigation. Just ask the three state and federal judges who have challenged it or ordered it to stop.

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers again trying to limit state spending

Pennsylvania  |  March 3, 2015

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to present his first budget proposal Tuesday, and lawmakers are waiting to see how much the new governor wants to spend.
Some Republican legislators say they have heard rumors of billions of dollars in new spending, and state Senate President Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, told the Pittsburgh […]

UNIONIZE THIS: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees want to organize child care workers in Minnesota.

Vermont’s child care providers to remain non-unionized

Vermont  |  March 3, 2015

Child care providers in Vermont will remain independent for another year as the American Federation of Teachers has chosen not to appeal the Vermont Labor Relations Board’s certification of a December vote against unionization.

The rise of student loans means your identity is up for grabs. And the government isn't doing you any favors if you have a federal student loan, according to Watchdog.org's analysis.

Your identity is up for grabs

Education  |  March 3, 2015

By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster.
But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance?
You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer […]


Here’s why unions hate right-to-work

Wisconsin  |  March 3, 2015

Have you ever wondered why labor unions are so strongly opposed to right-to-work laws? Watch this brief video and wonder no more.

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Bots take dominion over Internet, help Tennessee ticket scalpers

Tennessee  |  March 3, 2015

Bots are insidious creatures, modern-day gremlins who have infested the Internet.

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Poll: Support for Pennsylvania gas tax focuses on jobs

Pennsylvania  |  11:35 am

Pennsylvanians’ support for a gas tax on production depends on the detail of the questions asked, a comparison of two recent polls show. Even a poll commissioned by the Marcellus Shale Commission finds general support of a severance tax, 49 to 35 percent. But that support falls to 29 percent if job losses would occur.

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Virginia health laws may not be best medicine for consumers

Virginia  |  9:49 am

irginia’s romance with government regulation may not be doing much good in the realm of health care, but lawmakers don’t seem too eager to change the status quo.

Students were not allowed to speak at public school board meeting in York.

Podcast: Breaking the Bank – New Jersey’s growing pension woes

New Jersey  |  March 3, 2015

By Watchdog.org
Breaking The Piggy Bank is Watchdog.org’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it is affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.
In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm is  joined by special guest Mark Lagerqvist, a reporter New Jersey Watchdog who covers New Jersey’s complicated […]




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, 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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