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Climate sinners: Billionaire Steyer and O’Malley flee green confab in gas-guzzler

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Forgive them, Al Gore, for they have sinned.

IN THEIR DOMAIN: Augusta County residents listen to representatives from Dominion discuss the utility's proposed gas pipeline that could run through some of their properties.

Dominion, farmers dig in for long pipeline standoff

Virginia  |  October 23, 2014

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Power is firing back at opponents by shooting down what it calls “myths” over the utility’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
A hot-button issue is the potential use of eminent domain to seize private property along the natural gas pipeline’s projected 550-mile route across the state.
Rural groups in [...]

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Top reporter failed to disclose ties to Dem AG candidate

Nevada  |  4:09 pm

 
By Ciara Matthews | Watchdog.org
Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston has used his television show and blog to slam Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt.
It’s possible the heat in Ralston’s anti-Laxalt reporting is generated by Ralston’s undisclosed personal and professional relationship with former Gov. Bob Miller, father of Laxalt’s opponent, Democrat Ross Miller.
In his autobiography, “Son of a [...]

SPEECH WARRIOR: Political activist Eric O'Keefe, a states' rights advocate, is asking the federal judiciary for relief in a defining political speech case.

Federalism v. individual rights: A conversation with Eric O’Keefe

Wisconsin  |  October 23, 2014

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – He’s one of the staunchest supporters of federalism in the United States of America.

But political activist Eric O’Keefe knows well – and from painful experience – that there are times when states overstep their rights, treading on the constitutional rights of the individual.

Photo by Bruce Parker

Campaign finance ruling trouble for single-payer group Vermont Leads

Vermont  |  October 23, 2014

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell agreed with a state court ruling this week that the Republican Governors Association violated Vermont campaign finance law in 2010 by accepting contributions of more than $2,000.

The opinion doesn’t bode well for single-payer advocate Vermont Leads Inc., which is under investigation for a similar violation in this year’s campaign.

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Privacy advocates blast New York financial regulators over Bitcoin licensing scheme

National  |  October 23, 2014

Privacy advocates ripped into financial regulators Tuesday, saying potential regulations for digital currencies could harm free speech.

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Ready for Hillary? ‘Grassroots group’ spending millions building Clinton ’16 base

Wisconsin  |  October 23, 2014

Even as the Badger State’s general election campaign season heads into the final stretch, a liberal Super PAC wants Wisconsin voters to start thinking about 2016.

And the $10 million question said political action committee is asking is: Are you Ready for Hillary?

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OSU rabbit massage study is No. 2 for wasteful spending

Ohio  |  October 23, 2014

The Ohio State University is ranked #2! Not in football, mind you, but for a research project characterized as “Swedish Massages for Rascally Rabbits.”

MISAPPROPRIATION? Environmentalist groups wants to secure 33 percent of the document stamp tax collected for the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF) goes to buy new land and protect the water resources.
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Florida voters will decide funding guarantee for conservation initiative

Florida  |  October 23, 2014

Florida voters are being asked to guarantee funding for land acquisition and water conservation by changing the state’s Constitution.

WHO IS MIKE MONROE? Unknown candidate takes 22 percent of the votes causing many to lose confidence in the electoral voting system.

Voting officials scoff at a recount, so citizen groups take action

Voter Fraud  |  October 23, 2014

By Carlo Maffatt | Watchdog.org
LAS VEGAS  — Your next representative in Congress could end up being, well, somebody like Mike Monroe, if something isn’t done about the electoral system, critics say.
Fed up with voting machine discrepancies, some folks are taking matters into their own hands and are organizing grassroots efforts to reduce voter fraud and electoral [...]

Photo credit: Sen. Tom Coburn's office

Feds throw money at alpaca poop, drug enforcement museum

Virginia  |  October 23, 2014

It’s no surprise that the federal government wastes tax dollars. Where it wastes your hard-earned dollars, however, can be a little more shocking.

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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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 |  Ohio  |  3:18 pm

Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Embattled Judge Tracie Hunter was suspended without pay from her position Tuesday, by the Ohio State Supreme Court after her conviction on Oct. 14 on charges of unlawful interest in a public contract.
She had been suspended with pay in January, when her she was indicted.
While the jury returned a decision on the unlawful interest [...]

Ohio Supreme Court suspends judge

 |  Washington

Libertarian activist Gavin Seim pulled over a cop in his home state of Washington to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonator.

Citizen’s arrest: Activist pulls over cop for driving an unmarked car

 |  New Jersey

On Saturday, around 250 people gathered across from the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton to protest current laws on medical and recreational marijuana.

Marijuana marchers toke up in Trenton to protest NJ laws

 |  Washington  |  2:33 pm

A secret Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife map obtained by Watchdog Wire purports to show locations of the newly federally protected pocket gopher.

Secret gopher map reveals Washington agency’s power

 |  New Jersey  |  2:42 pm

If red light cameras are really making the public safer from renegade motorists, why are the crash numbers being fudged?

More evidence red light cameras are about the money, not public safety

 |  Texas

On Saturday, the Supreme Court allowed use of Texas’ voter identification law, SB 14, before and during the Nov. 4 election.

Supreme Court allows use of Texas’ voter identification law

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