The ‘hardest’ and ‘easiest’ places to live in Iowa

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Iowa, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Deborah D. Thorton | Watchdog Opinion
A New York Times article, “The Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.,” used data on median income and life expectancy, plus college educated, unemployed, disabled, or obese percentages to generate rankings for all 3,135 U.S. counties.  Some of Iowa’s counties stand out, on both ends.
At the high end […]

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More taxpayer money goes to another ‘green’ Obama backer

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Commentary, Iowa, Michigan, National  /  No Comments

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By Jillian Kay Melchior |
The Department of Energy last week announced a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa Inc., supporting the manufacture of lightweight-aluminum auto bodies.
The resurrection of the DOE’s controversial fuel-efficient-vehicle loan program is a bad idea in light of the agency’s awful track record on taxpayer-backed green investments. All told, the […]

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

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  California, Connecticut, Federal Government, Immigration, Iowa, 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 |
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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Will new Congress take on ethanol?

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Iowa, Kansas, National, News  /  No Comments

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The ethanol mandate in the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard has come under fire. Will the new Congress attempt to eliminate it?

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Wealthy union bosses kick off Raising Wages campaign

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Iowa, Labor, National, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina  /  No Comments

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Union bosses gave an overview of their big-government agenda for 2015 at a launch event this week for labor coalition AFL-CIO’s “Raising Wages” campaign.

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