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Tip of the spear: Army lands $33-million drone airport

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It won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but a $33 million drone airport is in the U.S. Army’s bag of goodies

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Isn’t it ironic: Mainstream silence follows reports of secret GAB Gmail in John Doe

Wisconsin  |  December 23, 2014

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Call it history repeating itself — almost.

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Natural-gas advocates, analysts aren’t shy about sharing their thoughts

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

To tax or not to tax: both opponents and proponents of a severance tax on fracking in Pennsylvania are not being shy in making sure the public understands their positions and have access to research on the topic.

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ALEC ranks Wisconsin tops in tax cuts in 2014 legislative session

Wisconsin  |  4:00 am

Wisconsin has been recognized by the American Legislative Exchange Council as the leader in tax cuts in the 2014 legislative session. Some say that achievement will be noticed by most property owners when they pay their tax bills this winter.

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Twas the night before Christmas in Mississippi

Mississippi  |  4:00 am

Twas the night before Christmas, the Magnolia State version of the poem by Clement Moore known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

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Minnesota companies score Obamacare exemptions

Minnesota  |  4:00 am

Do you believe in miracles? Ask Greg Hall, whose company supplied technology and know-how that helped rescue 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months in 2010.

Almost as miraculous, Hall’s American Manufacturing Company just received a permanent federal exemption from provisions of the Affordable Care Act that contradict the Catholic deacon and businessman’s religious convictions.

HANDS OFF: State lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that would ban the use of public tax dollars for funding lobbying or litigation against the state and local governments. One of the bills, SB 109, would make doing so a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to a month in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Anti-Castro Cuban-American political donations lowest in years

Florida  |  4:00 am

Political donations by wealthy pro-democracy Cuban-Americans are the lowest they’ve been in recent memory.

WE'LL DRINK TO THAT: With a $5 million check to Stone Brewing Co., Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, helped bring high times to the Capitol last week.

Counting tax-dollar waste in VA: It’s easy to spend other people’s money

Virginia  |  4:00 am

It’s easy to spend someone else’s money.

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Taxpayers pay $20,000 to honor Tina Turner, now a Swiss citizen

Tennessee  |  4:00 am

Officials in Brownsville recently used $20,000 of taxpayer money to honor Tina Turner, who relinquished her U.S. citizenship last year and now lives in Europe.

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Obama administration celebrates Medicaid enrollment explosion

National  |  December 23, 2014

President Obama’s administration began celebrating Christmas early by announcing 9.7 million Americans have enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP in the past year.

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Former WI Dem spokesman attacks Walker after Dem DA refuses to charge ex-cop in fatal shooting

Wisconsin  |  December 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Graeme Zielinski was fired as the spokesperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in 2013 after he used Twitter to compare Republican Gov. Scott Walker to serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. He’s at it again.

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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.

WATCHDOG CITIZEN NEWS

 |  Michigan

By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]

Bathrobe-wearing watchdog turns tables on Detroit squatter

 |  Colorado

On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.

Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

 |  Colorado

Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.

Denver’s real unemployment rate mirrors Colorado’s

 |  Massachusetts

Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.

Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 |  Alabama

Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.

Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 |  Nevada

Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.

Red tsunami hits Nevada

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