Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is backing Ige

Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee.

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Pension funds spend millions on investment fees, but PA taxpayers in the dark

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

pension jar

Taxpayers are largely in the dark when it comes to Pennsylvania’s pension funds’ riskiest investments.

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After Grubergate controversy fades, legal challenge to Obamacare remains

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

COMING THIS FALL: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to a system a lower-court judge has called a "protectionist regime."

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and one-time architect of the Affordable Care Act, has been in the news a lot over the past two weeks.

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Ohio’s Gov. Kasich plays maverick at Republican conference

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Indiana, Louisiana, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo: C-SPAN

Ohio Gov. John Kasich played to media enthusiasm for big-government Republicans during a Republican Governors Association panel Wednesday.

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Conservative groups see spike in participation in wake of Obama amnesty plan

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Immigration, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

New Obama

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

President Obama’s amnesty plan may be costly to the U.S. economy, but it’s big business for conservative grassroots groups fighting the unprecedented executive decree.

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Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Business, Campaign Finance, Congress, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

AP photo

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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