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.

Obama doubles down on tech-immigrant abuse

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  California, Immigration, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

T-SHIRT FOR HIRE: President Obama displays a T-shirt he received from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Expanding a controversial visa program as part of immigration reform, the Obama administration has already rewarded participating businesses that underpay and “handcuff” foreign-born workers.

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Union trademark: Federal teleworkers bilk taxpayers

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Federal Government, Fraud, National, News, unions  /  No Comments

WHO'S WORKING? U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wants answers to reports of widespread "telework" abuses at the Patent and Trademark Office.

The federal office that stripped the Washington Redskins’ trademark has lost control of its “teleworkers,” who game the system to bilk taxpayers.

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EPA boss, Dem money man meet behind closed doors

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

TRUE BLUE?: Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer bankrolls Democrats and is scheduled to go behind closed doors with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and a deep-pocketed donor to Democrat candidates will convene with climate activists behind closed doors Wednesday at the Mayflower Hotel – keeping uninvited press at bay.
McCarthy will deliver a keynote address to the Center for American Progress (CAP), one of the country’s largest and most […]

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With elections coming, Arlington board derails streetcar

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Local Government, News, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments

SKEPTIC: John Vihstadt won 56 percent of the vote with his campaign against the Arlington streetcar project.

Part 9 of 8 in the series Arlington Traffic Troubles

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va. – Critics hailed Arlington County’s decision Tuesday to scrap plans for a controversial streetcar project.
“I know this decision did not come easily for my three County Board colleagues, who supported the streetcar, but I applaud their concession to […]

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Arlington eyes tax hikes amid more county spending

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Local Government, News, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

POTEMKIN VILLAGE? Impressive on the outside, Rosslyn's office vacancy rate has increased from 20 percent to 28 percent in the past year.

A proposed $4.9 million county pay hike and the highest per-pupil spending in Northern Virginia add up to still more taxes for Arlington residents.

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5 reasons to oppose Obama on amnesty

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  Arizona, Congress, Immigration, National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

BORDER POLITICS: After six years of street protests for and against amnesty, President Obama is reportedly ready to act -- unilaterally.

After six years of promises, President Obama is poised to take executive action on immigration reform as early as this week.

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