Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

THE DEBATE:

 
By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot challenger in the November race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat.
Mowrer continues to assert that he “established” the U.S. Army’s Office of [...]

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Iowa law makes marijuana oil legal to possess but impossible to get

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

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Paperwork and bureaucracy but no actual medicine. That’s Iowa’s new prescription for children suffering from intractable epilepsy.

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State audit uncovers misuse of county credit cards

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

photo courtesy of Monona County

Brooke Kuhlmann’s promising career as a county auditor ended after her arrest on drug charges. Now a report documents her misuse of official credit cards.

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Lax oversight may have led to $279,000 misappropriation, auditor says

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Iowa, News  /  No Comments

BIG MONEY: The AFL-CIO coalition spends tens of millions on politics each year

Lax oversight allowed a secretary at the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District to misappropriate $279,000. It’s an old story in rural Iowa.

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IRS decides Iowan is not authorized to speak on his own behalf

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Iowa, IRS, News  /  No Comments

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The IRS has informed Jason Dinesen he’s not authorized to speak on his own behalf.

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