Kenric Ward is a veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers. A California native, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining Watchdog.org in 2012 as Virginia Bureau Chief.

F-35 fighter jet: Most expensive weapons program ever

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Congress, Government Waste, Military, National, News  /  No Comments

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A new analysis of the F-35 fighter jet shows it’s not only the most expensive warplane ever. Once the engines are added, it’s also the most expensive weapons program in history.

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Vote fraud cases go nowhere with Fairfax prosecutor

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News, Texas, Virginia, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

NO JUSTICE: Cases of alleged voter fraud are collecting dust in the office of Fairfax County's commonwealth attorney.

Four years after the Fairfax County election board began uncovering cases of alleged voter fraud, the local prosecutor has not taken action, and has nothing to say.

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U.S. food board: Bad to the bone

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

FOOD ORDER: Angela Tagtow is leading government efforts to direct American diets.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In search of “sustainable” food sources, a federal dietary panel is grazing the wrong pastures, critics warn.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is building a new food pyramid with fruits, plants and dairy as the prime ingredients.
Beef and poultry are nowhere to be found.
“This [...]

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‘Healthy People’: Karl Marx wouldn’t recognize this 10-year plan

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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A federal program has designs on making Americans “Healthy People.” Amid rising obesity rates and a binge of political correctness, the government initiative is getting broader.

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Expired ID? Cast your vote here

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Elections, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

IS IT VALID?: Virginia election officials are trying to decide if an expired photo identification is  valid at the polls.

A battle over what constitutes a “valid” voter ID has gone online — and the loosest interpretation is winning.

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Virginia election system gets a new boss

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Elections, Maryland, News, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

IN CHARGE: Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the new position of commissioner of the Department of Elections.

Heading into the November elections, Virginia has a new chief of voting operations.

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