Tori Richards has worked for CBS News, Bloomberg, Reuters. Agence-France Presse, the NY Post, the NY Times and The Daily among others. Her work has also appeared on CNN.com, FoxNews.com and US News & World Report.

American patriotism is at 28 percent, study shows

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, National, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.

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Architects of Richard Simmons Obamacare dance-off rehired in $156M PR campaign

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  California, Health Care, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

BACK AGAIN: The PR firm that brought California this multi-million dollar campaign  with a Richard Simmons dance-off has been hired for another three years

A publicity firm that produced a costly webcast for California Obamacare featuring a gyrating Richard Simmons was retained, along with another company, for three more years at a cost of $156 million.

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Sunset of solar subsidies shadows SolarCity

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, National, New York  /  No Comments

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California-based SolarCity’s website proclaims, “Every three minutes, someone switches to SolarCity.”

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Chinese-owned NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.22M

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project.

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Feds pour $32 million more into beleaguered solar industry

By   /  June 2, 2015  /  Arizona, Energy and Environment, National  /  No Comments

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Part 10 of 11 in the series SolarCity

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
The Department of Energy has doled out another $32 million to support the solar industry, a sector fraught with technology challenges and scandal – and nevertheless propped up with billions of taxpayer dollars during the Obama Administration.
This latest funding is dedicated to training a […]

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Environmentalists fail in bid to revoke GOP senator’s degree

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

LET'S TAKE YOUR DIPLOMA: Radical environmentalists solution to disagreeing with senator's views.

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
A Washington state senator has survived a campaign by Western Washington University students who demanded their school revoke his master’s degree because he’s not radical enough on global warming.
Doug Ericksen, a Republican and chair of Washington’s Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, has blocked efforts to force businesses and residents to go green, […]

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