By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
HARRISBURG – Lois Lerner has been placed on administrative leave by the IRS.
A day after pleading the Fifth at a congressional hearing examining why the IRS unit headed by Lerner was placing conservative political groups under tougher scrutiny for tax exempt status, she sent a notice to her employees announcing that [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRSIBURG – Now that his potential primary challenger is out of the ring, Gov. Tom Corbett is slowly shifting into re-election mode with the launch of his new campaign website and a campaign posture against attacks.
The sleek new TomCorbettForGovernor.com quietly launched on Wednesday. So far the site just offers a [...]
By Carten Cordell and Kathryn Watson │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA—In what could either be seen as one in a series of victory laps, or curtain calls, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling touted the business successes of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration to the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
But halfway through his remarks, Bolling tacked toward the [...]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
PolitiFact is a public affliction. Its journalism is pedantic, gullible, and shady, which is no easy combination.
PolitiFact is also dishonest, presenting plain old punditry as some new form of journalism that’s scrubbed clean of any trace of bias. But the advertised factishness is just a gambit – a way to gain [...]
Top three stories from PA’s primary election: Hoagies, booze and Lewis Butts’ rendition of “Wonderwall”
By Eric Boehm, Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – Just because there were no high-profile state races during Tuesday’s primary election does not mean there weren’t a few good stories to come out of the election.
Here are the top three stories from a primary election that most Pennsylvanians didn’t care about.
3. No hoagies for votes