Government brings deadly Ebola to U.S.

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Georgia, Maryland, National, News  /  No Comments

OUT OF AFRICA: A city employee sprays disinfectant in Monrovia, Liberia.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The same government agency that lost and mishandled deadly viruses at its U.S. labs is bringing two Ebola-stricken Americans back from Africa for unknown treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control maintains there is “no significant risk” to America — even as the agency issued travel warnings for the three African nations [...]

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Mississippi might have built nuclear plant with proven technology

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Stimulus, Georgia, Government Regulation, Indiana, Mississippi, News, Politics, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Southern Company

Turns out, Mississippi might have built a nuclear power plant.

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Voters’ rights face bipartisan backlash in Congress

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Alabama, Congress, Federal Government, Georgia, Mississippi, National, News, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Patrick Leahy

Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.

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Georgia’s school-choice program draws legal challenge

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Education, Georgia, News  /  No Comments

Robin Lamp is grateful for the opportunities her daughters, Haley and Hannah, have had through Georgia's tax-credit scholarship program.

Robin Lamp calls herself “more than just a PTO parent.” She made a point to be involved in her daughters’ education, learning about the curriculum and working behind the scenes.

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Off location: Would taxpayers in GA, Texas subsidize ABC’s ‘Nashville?’

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Georgia, News, Tennessee, Texas  /  No Comments

NASHVILLE: A scene from ABC's "Nashville."

If you’re a taxpayer in Georgia or Texas, pay attention.

In a few months’ time it’s possible your money will subsidize a product designed to advertise and help Tennessee.

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Militarized police may be in a town near you

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Arkansas, California, Georgia, Local Government, Minnesota, National, New Mexico  /  No Comments

ROLLING OUT IN ST. CLOUD: A retrofitted armored military vehicle is in use by the police department in the town of St. Cloud, Minn. Photo by Jim Maurice of  WJON.com.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico Watchdog story about a 30-second commercial for the police department in Hobbs has drawn national attention, with a well-known author and civil libertarian criticizing the ad running on television stations across the state emphasizing aggressive, military-style policing.
But Radley Balko points out the Hobbs video isn’t unique. In [...]

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