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Clintons’ hometown to Obama’s HUD: ‘Go ahead, sue us!’

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
New York’s Westchester County boasts antebellum mansions and castles tucked inside villages and towns whose residents include former President Bill Clinton, Michael Douglas, Ralph Lauren, David Letterman, Michael Bloomberg and the Rockefellers.
You wouldn’t think a place like that would — or would even need to — ask the U.S. Housing and Urban Development […]

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Hundreds set to attend National School Choice celebration at Capitol

Education  |  January 26, 2015

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Hundreds of people are expected to turn out next Thursday at the state Capitol to celebrate Wisconsin’s school choice programs and to push for expanded options statewide.


U.S. union membership rate declined in 2014

Labor  |  January 26, 2015

The percentage of American workers in labor unions dropped slightly in 2014, even though the number of union members increased.

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Right-to-work a question of economic development, fairness

New Mexico  |  January 26, 2015

“New Mexico has been too dependent on federal dollars, and on oil and gas,” Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, told Watchdog. “We have to lessen our reliance on those things and grow our economy in the private sector.” That is why he is sponsoring two of the five right-to-work bills filed by Republicans in the legislative session that ends March 21.

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Town alderman not paying property taxes over legal dispute

Tennessee  |  January 26, 2015

Tennessee auditors gave the town of Ridgely what Mayor Steve Jones called one of its best audits ever — except for that part about a town alderman who has unpaid property taxes.

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Obama may try to bypass Congress on Alaska wilderness plan

Energy and Environment  |  January 26, 2015

President Obama wants 12.8 million acres in Alaska declared as wilderness areas and it looks like his administration can block off a large portion, even if Congress does not give approval.

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Milwaukee makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

Education  |  January 26, 2015

By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions.
But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings.
“The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, […]

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HUD wants action on Port of Gulfport job numbers

Mississippi  |  January 26, 2015

The Port of Gulfport must meet its job creation numbers specified by a HUD grant or face unspecified consequences.

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Christie’s bid for White House will cost New Jersey taxpayers

New Jersey  |  1:20 pm

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
As his first official step in a likely run for the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has formed a political action committee to raise money, hire a staff and fund his campaign trips.
For New Jersey taxpayers, the bad news will be an increase in Christie’s out-of-state political […]

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Watchdog.org requests VA university presidential travel expenses

Virginia  |  11:41 am

Taxpayers and students pay a pretty penny for travel-related expenses at Virginia’s public universities.

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Nanny of the Week: New York City plans to ban out-of-state cars

National  |  January 26, 2015

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

But parking your tires, your Ford or your Honda with a Massachusetts license plate on the streets of New York overnight certainly won’t be free.




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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