"WITCH HUNT": Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, right, says she feels she's a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

Climate scientists accuse Democrat of McCarthyism

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Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry feels she’s a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

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Feds list manatees as endangered, despite years of science-based findings

Florida  |  4:00 am

Manatees have been on the federal Endangered Species List since 1967, but according to biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manatees aren’t actually endangered.

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Bots take dominion over Internet, help Tennessee ticket scalpers

Tennessee  |  4:00 am

Bots are insidious creatures, modern-day gremlins who have infested the Internet.

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers again trying to limit state spending

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to present his first budget proposal Tuesday, and lawmakers are waiting to see how much the new governor wants to spend.
Some Republican legislators say they have heard rumors of billions of dollars in new spending, and state Senate President Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, told the Pittsburgh […]

UNIONIZE THIS: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees want to organize child care workers in Minnesota.

Vermont’s child care providers to remain non-unionized

Vermont  |  4:00 am

Child care providers in Vermont will remain independent for another year as the American Federation of Teachers has chosen not to appeal the Vermont Labor Relations Board’s certification of a December vote against unionization.

The rise of student loans means your identity is up for grabs. And the government isn't doing you any favors if you have a federal student loan, according to Watchdog.org's analysis.

Your identity is up for grabs

Education  |  4:00 am

By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster.
But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance?
You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer […]


Here’s why unions hate right-to-work

Wisconsin  |  4:00 am

Have you ever wondered why labor unions are so strongly opposed to right-to-work laws? Watch this brief video and wonder no more.

Illustration by Mike Shelton for Wisconsin Reporter

Is John Doe special prosecutor still working with partisan DA, GAB?

Wisconsin  |  March 2, 2015

It seems the special prosecutor in a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign just can’t quit his old prosecutor pals.

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Liquor privatization faces uncertain future in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania  |  March 2, 2015

The Pennsylvania state House voted again for liquor privatization, but it’s no lock to become law.

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NJ Watchdog sues Christie to disclose $800,000 in credit card records

New Jersey  |  March 2, 2015

A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is suing Gov. Chris Christie for records of nearly $800,000 in expenses charged to American Express credit cards for the travel costs of the governor’s state police security detail.

Photo by Steve Wilson

Dueling tax-cut plans set up showdown in Mississippi Legislature

Mississippi  |  March 2, 2015

Three Mississippi tax cut plans are competing for passage, with one of them phasing out the state’s income tax and the other the corporate franchise tax.




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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