What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled
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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.


Workers of the world, attack!

National  |  February 27, 2015

By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org

A day before the Wisconsin Senate approved what will almost certainly become a landmark right-to-work law, an old friend wrote a column about it.


Shuckers stadium delay hits taxpayers square in the oysters

Mississippi  |  February 27, 2015

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  |  February 27, 2015

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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Democrat-led witch hunt into ‘climate change deniers’ picks up force

National  |  February 27, 2015

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

In the left’s latest assault on the First Amendment, three Democrats on the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works have sent out 100 letters to free-market think tanks and energy companies asking them to turn over funding records related to any research they’ve conducted on climate change.

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

Texas  |  February 27, 2015

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  |  February 27, 2015

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  |  February 27, 2015

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.

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  |  February 27, 2015

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.

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Steelers may be ‘free rider’ in Pittsburgh transit spat

Pennsylvania  |  February 27, 2015

Pittsburgh’s beloved football team has decided to punt on renewing an agreement that provides fans with free rides to its front door. If the Steelers do not continue to underwrite these fares, ironically, they are the free rider. A “free rider” is an economics term for someone who receives a benefit without contributing to the costs of producing the benefit.

University of Texas President Bill Powers waves goodbye after answering questions regarding a months-long investigation of admissions practices at the university on Feb. 12.

Hicks won’t stop UT’s backdoor admits

Texas  |  February 27, 2015

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
AUSTIN – A few Republican state senators demonstrated Thursday that they aren’t willing to ignore the admissions scandal at the University of Texas, even if Gov. Greg Abbott is.
The Senate Nominations Committee heard testimony Thursday from Abbott’s three nominees to join the UT Board of Regents, two of whom bear some responsibility […]




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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