Tori Richards is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter who has covered some of the biggest news in the world during her 25 years in the business. She has also won a dozen national and local writing awards for her coverage of the judicial system. 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. Some of her biggest stories included the cases of OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, the Aryan Brotherhood and the Night Stalker.

Billionaire Steyer spends $15M pushing low priority climate change message in FL

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  California, Economy, Energy and Environment, Florida, State Elections, State Politics  /  No Comments

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In an effort to oust Gov. Rick Scott, billionaire activist Tom Steyer has underwritten a nearly $15 million campaign focusing on climate change, an issue one poll says few Florida voters care about.

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Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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Two years later, feds still eyeing Steyer and Musk companies

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal Stimulus, National, News, Taxes, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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Solar companies financed by billionaire entrepreneurs Tom Steyer and Elon Musk remain under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department more than two years after subpoenas were served reportedly seeking evidence the companies inflated the value of solar systems in order to increase government payouts.

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California senator investigates millions in Obamacare exchange contracts

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  California, National, News, Obamacare, State Politics, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Ted Gaines

California’s beleaguered Obamacare exchange is one again in the crosshairs of a state senator who is demanding answers following reports that millions in contracts never went out to bid and instead were awarded to friends of the agency’s director.

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Veterans hospital beefs up supplies after short sheeting patients

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Louisiana, National, News  /  No Comments

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Veterans Affairs hospital officials in Shreveport, La., used bayou magic to conjure up additional linens, stocking their cabinets last weekend after a Watchdog.org investigation exposed the fact that patients were doing without sheets, pajamas and towels.
Three employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center told Watchdog.org that linens were plentiful at [...]

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American Legion demands investigation into conditions at Shreveport VA hospital

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Health Care, Louisiana, Military, National, News  /  No Comments

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport

The American Legion says it is “angered” to read a Watchdog report that the Shreveport (La.) Veterans Administration hospital goes without linens and toiletries while spending millions on non-essentials.

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