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Feds drop forfeiture case led by Obama AG pick Lynch

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Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.

Photo courtesy Good Shepherd School.

New Orleans school vouchers doing more with less

Louisiana  |  4:00 am

Shemane Pepe’s kids regularly came home from their New Orleans public school without books and usually happy other students didn’t try to rob them of their shoes or jackets.

Photo courtesy of Tom Martin

Democrats favor school choice in Vermont, nationwide

Education  |  4:00 am

A national survey of likely voters has found that nearly 70 percent of Americans support school choice, including a large majority of Democrats. The results mirror support for the concept in Vermont, the birthplace of school choice.

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Charter school funding lawsuit could threaten D.C.’s self-governance

Education  |  9:37 am

A D.C. charter school funding lawsuit that claims the city is in violation of federal law could challenge how the nation’s capital governs itself.

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CO gov’s administration contrite for spending without legislative OK

Colorado  |  4:00 am

Two top members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff came before the Joint Budget Committee Monday to apologize for human services officials spending taxpayer money without notifying lawmakers.

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#JeSuisProsecuted: U.S. government sentences journalist

National  |  4:00 am

His name is Barrett Brown. He is a journalist with active author archives on websites such as the Guardian, Vanity Fair magazine, Huffington Post and more, going back to 2009.

PULLING UP STAKES: Despite its tenuous position, Fannie Mae is planning a pricey move to a new location in downtown Washington, D.C.

Taxpayer alert: Fannie ready to bust a move

Virginia  |  4:00 am

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fannie Mae, the quasi-government mortgage investor at the epicenter of America’s historic real-estate crash, is about to make another costly move – literally.
The Washington Post reported that Fannie plans to relocate and consolidate its downtown offices, even as the controversial agency faces a reorganization by Congress.
The new Class-A […]

A still from a 2004 Gary, Ind. police video captures Darren Vann holding a jerry can and threatening to set his girlfriend on fire. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Lehmberg’s rape case screw-up to stay secret

Texas  |  4:00 am

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
The state attorney general’s office is allowing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to keep secret the details of a botched prosecution of a rapist who has admitted killing seven women in Indiana since his release from prison in Texas.
In October, police in Gary, Ind., arrested Darren Deon Vann on suspicion of […]

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Ousted open-records chief sues governor, wants job back

Pennsylvania  |  7:42 am

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — As snow flurries fell across the state capital Monday, Erik Arneson donned a Green Bay Packers parka and knit hat and went searching for a legal locksmith to get him back into his office.
Arneson was left out in the cold — literally and figuratively — after Gov. Tom Wolf removed […]

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State clamps down on seed sharing by local gardeners

Minnesota  |  4:00 am

It’s the latest in the “you-are-what-you-eat” fad, sprouting in a growing zone near you. An estimated 300 so-called seed libraries, often located in actual public libraries, allow gardeners to check out seeds grown by other members and check in seeds from their own harvests in an effort to cultivate local varieties.

“No fine or penalty will result from not returning seeds (although we hope that you do!),” states the Duluth Public Library website.

The trendy alternative seed centers, however, face a threat as potentially dire as a dose of Roundup. Minnesota agriculture officials clamped down on the Duluth Public Library’s seed exchange last fall for violating state law.

PARENT POWER: Delegate Dave LaRock says Education Savings Accounts would give families school-choice options without shortchanging local funding.

Lawmaker: Education Savings Accounts are ‘win-win’

Education  |  3:00 am

Virginia school-choice advocates are trying to get their foot in the door with personalized Education Savings Accounts.

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