Yaël Ossowski is a national investigative reporter for Watchdog.org. Contact him at yael@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @YaelOss.

Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from media giant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Business, Campaign Finance, Congress, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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COMMENTARY: Obama’s immigration plan may be his only worthy act

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Commentary, Immigration  /  No Comments

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By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the U.S.
In an administration notorious for its incompetence and overreach, the president’s order will be among his few worthy actions.
To say that in […]

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Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Government Regulation, Issues, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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With a name like Federal Communications Commission, one would expect the nation’s premier regulator of the public airwaves to be a functioning government bureaucracy with access to the federal coffers.

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Obama issues credit card industry bailout by executive order

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Business, Federal Government, Finances, Government Regulation, Issues, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

President Obama signs an Executive Order

The credit card industry got a huge boost from President Obama last month when he signed an executive order requiring a switch to chip-and-pin technology for government vendors and agencies.

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PA teacher unions use dues for blatant Democratic political advertising

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Education, Elections, News, Pennsylvania, unions  /  No Comments

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In the remaining weeks of the heated gubernatorial battle for the Keystone State, Pennsylvania’s teachers’ unions have been incredibly vocal and outright blatant about which candidate they prefer in the Governor’s Mansion.

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Philly’s school problems a cautionary tale of federal stimulus

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Stimulus, Taxes  /  No Comments

Source: PA.gov

As financial problems plague the Philadelphia city public school system and politicians at the state level cast blame, the specter of federal stimulus has come to bear.

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