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Cooler heads prevail in Wisconsin’s latest labor fight

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Somebody wants Sen. Van Wanggaard to get cancer. Others have told the lawmaker to go to hell.

It’s been a good week for the Racine Republican.

FILIBUSTER MASTER: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talked for more than 12 hours about the use of drones by the United States government. Today, the Internet is keeping the conversation going.

Top GOP contenders seek to change nation’s tune on immigration

National  |  4:00 am

In the wake of a Texas judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, derided by most House and Senate Republicans, a quartet of top GOP leaders are bringing fresh perspective to the idea of positive immigration reform within their party and, if their chances bode well, into the next presidency.


Shuckers stadium delay hits taxpayers square in the oysters

Mississippi  |  4:00 am

The Biloxi Shuckers will make unwitting suckers of local taxpayers if the team’s new stadium isn’t ready in time for opening day April 21.

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New Mexico cabinet secretary to Vermont: Driver’s license fraud rampant, international

Vermont  |  8:36 am

As an investigation into driver’s license fraud in Vermont expands to multiple states, the head of New Mexico’s motor vehicle division says the problem is international in scope.

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North Dakota lawmakers take out oil price concerns on tax cuts, not spending

North Dakota  |  4:00 am

Concern over falling oil prices has been palpable in the first half of North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session, and lawmakers seem to have lost some of their zeal for cutting taxes.

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Texas environment official says new EPA ozone rule just the first step

Texas  |  4:00 am

An official with the Texas environment department says new EPA ozone guidelines are just the first step in regulations the agency wants to adopt.

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Report: Pennsylvania governor considering sales tax increase

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

Just days before Gov. Tom Wolf gives his budget address, Pennsylvanians are riding a seesaw of tax policy announcements and rumors.

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Candidates cash in on court-ordered end to donor limits

Minnesota  |  4:00 am

Candidates from both political parties moved swiftly in the 2014 campaign to take advantage of a court-ordered end to contribution limits for bigger donors. But no one came close to Gov. Mark Dayton — a longtime advocate of campaign finance restrictions — in cashing in on the changes.

Dayton’s re-election campaign raised $744,000 more than would have been allowed under previous limits on so-called “special source” political contributions, according to an Institute for Justice analysis of recently filed campaign reports.

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Parents kept out of lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s charter schools

Louisiana  |  4:00 am

A Louisiana teachers union can join a lawsuit challenging state funding for Louisiana charter schools, but parents of children attending these schools may not participate.

Screenshot of McDonnell legal invoice by Kathryn Watson

Taxpayers soon could see why Virginia is filling lawyers’ pockets

Virginia  |  February 26, 2015

The offices of governor and attorney general might get a little more transparent in Virginia.

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Auto-dealing Idaho lawmaker declares war on competitors Tesla, Elio

Idaho  |  February 26, 2015

Members of a special committee introduced legislation Wednesday that would protect Idaho auto dealers from upstart competitors who want to sell cars directly to consumers.




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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