Comstock goes overboard with offshore energy claim

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  Virginia Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

SLICK: Congressional candidate Barbara Comstock says her legislation opened the way to offshore energy exploration. Fellow state delegate disagrees.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – State Delegate Barbara Comstock is inflating her energy record to pump up her congressional bid.
The McLean Republican’s congressional campaign webpage declares that she “authored Virginia’s law to allow for offshore exploration of energy.”
In fact, Comstock’s “major legislation” did no such thing. Her 2010 bill, HB 900, [...]

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Tester launches disingenuous attack on the Koch brothers

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Montana, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
For some, ignorance is bliss, but for Democrat Jon Tester, it’s an important campaign tactic.
Sure, the second-term senator from Montana isn’t up for re-election until 2018, but that won’t stop him from using disingenuous attacks on the wealthy to scare his constituents into sending him campaign cash.
“Today, it looks like the billionaire Koch [...]

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Medicare fraud: $97 million for mentally ill patients to watch movies, play games

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Accountability, Featured, Fraud, Issues, National, National News, News, Texas, Texas WatchBlog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

EXPENSIVE GAMES: Patients were supposed to be getting intensive treatments covered by Medicaid at a Houston facility. Instead, they were playing games and watching movies on the taxpayers' dime.

While taxpayers were picking up the tab for intensive, outpatient care for mentally ill patients, those patients were playing games and watching movies.

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Trust issues: Bill requires OH to issue drug fact sheets

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Ohio, Ohio WatchBlog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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It comes down to trust.

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PA House approves ‘stalking’ bill

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Pennsylvania, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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With no debate and a nearly party-line vote, the state House passed a bill that eliminates a loophole in the law state defining the crime of stalking.

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