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Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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John Doe froze conservative speech, targets say

Wisconsin  |  4:00 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Critics say Milwaukee County District Attorney’s John Chisholm’s investigation of Wisconsin conservatives was always aimed at disrupting the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and other state Republicans.

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EPA regs to increase Vermonters’ gas and electric bills by $880

Vermont  |  4:00 am

By 2020, the average annual household gas and electric bill in Vermont will increase by more than $880, thanks to the Obama administration’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants.

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Colorado judiciary long on taxpayer money, short on transparency

Colorado  |  4:00 am

Colorado Court Administrator Gerald Marroney barreled down the hallway of the judicial building a recent afternoon, looking straight ahead and ignoring my questions.

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Report: Medicaid expansion in Tennessee would kill jobs

Tennessee  |  4:00 am

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Interest groups can harp on all day about Tennessee’s supposed need to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.
A new report, however, strongly suggests doing so would kill several thousand jobs in the state and undo whatever economic progress Tennessee has made since the national economy almost collapsed six years ago.
The free […]

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Ben Nelson provision could come back to haunt Obamacare

Nebraska  |  4:00 am

Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson may go down in history for providing the crucial 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare, but the concessions he got in exchange for that vote could ultimately obliterate the health care law.

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VA senator doesn’t take hint from midterm elections on Keystone

Virginia  |  November 20, 2014

When the relatively well-liked Democratic Sen. Mark Warner squeaked past his little-known Republican challenger with less than one percent of the vote this month, some whispered the less-approved Sen. Tim Kaine should be worried.

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2016 ‘winner-take-all’ presidential vote fight already brewing

Nebraska  |  November 20, 2014

It’s likely to be Nebraska’s first test of campaign 2016 — how to divvy up the state’s five electoral votes — and insiders expect it’ll come early next year.

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Bring essential Internet to rural communities, officials say

Tennessee  |  November 20, 2014

The Internet is as essential to life as food and water, and it’s not fair that some people have it while others don’t.

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Schools from modest NM communities hold their own in statewide rankings

Education  |  November 20, 2014

A number of New Mexico schools from communities where household income is below the state median scored highly in rankings compiled by a national website.

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CO senator who questioned welfare change to lead Human Services committee

Colorado  |  November 20, 2014

The Colorado state senator concerned about a welfare rule change that increased the time welfare recipients can spend on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will head the Senate Health and Human Services Committee next year.

SPECIAL REPORT

VIDEOS

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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.

WATCHDOG CITIZEN NEWS

 |  Michigan

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 […]

Bathrobe-wearing watchdog turns tables on Detroit squatter

 |  Colorado

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.

Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

 |  Colorado

Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.

Denver’s real unemployment rate mirrors Colorado’s

 |  Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 |  Alabama

Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.

Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 |  Nevada

Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.

Red tsunami hits Nevada

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