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Climate change alarmists silent on economic damage done by climate change alarmists

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

As Watchdog.org report Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the People’s Climate March through midtown Manhattan, this pre-game show to Tuesday’s going-green confab in New York City showcased an array of left-loving characters.

OPEN FOR TRAFFIC: Broad Street, Richmond’s main thoroughfare, is served by several bus routes and is seldom congested.

Downtown shakedown: DOT punches pricey Richmond bus ticket

Virginia  |  4:00 am

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond has lined up $24.9 million in federal funding for a 7.6-mile bus line that isn’t broken. But where the city will get the matching money is anyone’s guess.
The publicly run Greater Richmond Transit Co. says the $49.8-million project will improve downtown bus service for “transit-dependent persons in an [...]

Ken Trujillo pledges to disband the SRC.

Mayoral candidate vows to take back Philadelphia schools

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

Philadelphia attorney Ken Trujillo has big plans. He wants to become Philadelphia’s next mayor and disband the School Reform Commission. On Wednesday, Trujillo declared his candidacy and pledged to get rid of the SRC in a meaningful location — right in front of school district headquarters.

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Is the conservative press legitimate? Texas speaker wants a rule

Texas  |  4:00 am

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants a committee of journalists to decide which reporters are “legitimate” so the Legislature can limit Capitol access to sufficiently apolitical reporters.

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Charges dropped for Florida mom who allowed unsupervised play

Florida  |  September 22, 2014

A single mom was charged in July after letting her son play unsupervised at a neighborhood park. Turns out, that’s not much of a crime.

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Caucus ready to target plate readers, drones

Virginia  |  4:00 am

The government is watching you. Local police in Virginia randomly collect and keep photographs of license plates. Virginia universities are testing drones, and as of next July, police and other Virginia authorities will be able to use the unmanned devices, too.

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First lady, not president, to campaign for WI gubernatorial candidate Burke

Wisconsin  |  9:19 am

Some political experts say Michelle Obama — and not Barack Obama — has been tapped to campaign in Wisconsin next week for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke because many voters view the president as a more polarizing figure.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: Federal taxpayers will foot the bill for $220,000 in historic Ohio steamboat repairs

U.S. taxpayers foot bill for Ohio buggy trail, steamboat

Ohio  |  September 22, 2014

Taxpayers throughout the country are footing the bill for steamboat restoration, a buggy trail, sidewalks, and other local projects in Ohio under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.

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Suburban mayor paid more than Mississippi governor

Mississippi  |  8:27 am

The mayor of Southaven, Darren Musselwhite, takes home more money than Mississippi’s governor.

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‘Bonusgate’ attorney disbarred, seven years after legislative scandal hit

Pennsylvania  |  September 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally disbarred lawyer Jeff Foreman, seven years after “Bonusgate” exploded into the public eye. Governor Tom Corbett was then attorney general, and his office investigated nearly $4 million worth of bonuses paid to legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and other misuse of public funds. Several legislators and staff — including Foreman — spent time behind bars in one way or another.

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After a struggling start, New Mexico yanks Obamacare advertising contract

New Mexico  |  September 22, 2014

After posting disappointment enrollment numbers, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is putting its marketing and advertising account back up for bid.

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PLAIN ENGLISH: While Gov. Sam Brownback has been characterized as uncaring in his opposition to Obamacare, the governor says it's a simple matter of fiscal prudence for those who realize the federal government doesn't always keep its promises.

Video: Brownback states plainly why Medicaid expansion hurts Kansas

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.

Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.

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Leawood throws the book at Little Free Library

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The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.

A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.

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By Joshua Sharf | WatchdogWire.com
Colorado state Reps. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield, and Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, are touting their sponsorship of tougher child molestation laws in their re-election bids.
The problem: Their sponsorship of this bill was after-the-fact, came at the expense of a stricter measure also under consideration, and was on a bill that was passed only reluctantly and after a [...]

Representatives late to claim mantle of ‘Jessica’s Law’

 |  National

By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are gambling with your internet freedom by trying to ban online poker.
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (H.R. 4301, S. 2159), introduced in March by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., would modify the 1961 sports betting ban aimed at the mafia [...]

Regulating the Internet, or just bluffing? Bill gives online poker a raw deal

 |  Maryland

By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Republican Larry Hogan’s campaign earlier this month filed a complaint against the Democratic Anthony Brown campaign, accusing Brown’s campaign of illegally coordinating with the super PAC One State, One Future, which receives large amounts of its funding from unions.
On Wednesday, the Hogan campaign followed up by releasing a table of shared donors [...]

Anthony Brown campaign accused of coordinating with super PAC

 |  North Carolina

By Pete Kaliner | WatchdogWire.com
It’s been 24 hours since a report that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., apparently skipped two meetings on ISIS.
One was a classified briefing the same day as a fundraiser for her in New York City.
Yet, there has been no mention of this story in any of the North Carolina media.
Hagan’s camp has yet [...]

Did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan skip ISIS briefings to raise money?

 |  Ohio

Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen, who is facing a recall, was in hot water this week as citizen anger boiled over at a town hall.

Mayor facing recall election gets booed at town hall meeting

 |  Georgia

Last night the Augusta Commission voted to approve an additional $630,000 to the financially troubled Hyde Park drainage project.

Augusta Commission approves more funding for broke Hyde Park project