Criminal investigation sought in McAuliffe-Mayorkas dealings

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  California, Iowa, National, Nevada, News, Pennsylvania, Virginia  /  No Comments

'GET THE FULL FACTS': Cause of Action president Dan Epstein wants a criminal investigation into activities involving the federal EB-5 visa program.

A government accountability group says “unanswered questions” warrant a criminal investigation into actions by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others involved in the EB-5 visa program.

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Anti-gay initiative does not undermine initiative process

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO — A nasty anti-gay initiative proposed in California has been used by foes of the state’s initiative process to reinforce the need for reform. Certainly, one modest reform might be in order, but the “Sodomite Suppression Act” should mostly be ignored.

In late February, a Huntington Beach man filed with the state attorney general the […]

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FBI looking at Democrats’ alliance with billionaire investor

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  California, Massachusetts, National  /  No Comments

AP Photo / Jae C. Hong

By Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seemed unlikely the showdown between billionaire investor Bill Ackman and a global nutrition products manufacturer could get much bigger.
But it just did, now likely pitting the FBI against congressional Democrats who intervened with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of Ackman’s effort to destroy Los Angeles-based Herbalife Ltd.
Ackman has characterized […]

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Stupid country? ‘I-Squared’ immigration lobby hammers U.S. technology workers

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  California, Connecticut, Federal Government, Immigration, Iowa, Lobbying, National, New York, Technology, Utah, Washington  /  No Comments

RUNNING DOWN AMERICA: Sen. Orrin Hatch says the United States is a "stupid country" to deny entry to skilled tech workers from overseas

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
If it’s good for Google, is it good for America?
Under pressure to bring more foreign technology workers into the country, Congress is weighing a bipartisan bill to triple the number of skilled-work visas and expand other immigrant programs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is all in. On Tuesday, the bill’s sponsor called the […]

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AARP needlessly scares readers over pension ‘outrages’

By   /  March 15, 2015  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

AARP

By Steven Greenhut | Watchdog.org
The March issue of the AARP Bulletin (published by the group formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) promises an issue filled with outrageous “abuse, rip-offs and injustices,” but it’s no surprise it wrongly scares the public about the pension crisis.
AARP warns readers about companies and governments that are […]

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Obama squeezes U.S. workers in visa vise

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  California, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

BRING 'EM: President Obama's order granting work visas to spouses of foreign visa holders threatens to crowd out more U.S. workers at a time when labor participation rates are at historic lows.

The Department of Homeland Security is granting work permits to certain spouses of foreign visa holders in the United States — even as the number of immigrants is increasing twice as fast as jobs are being created.

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