By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Gov. Chris Christie is enjoying a rare political nirvana in New Jersey — a blissful union of high popularity and low political expectations.
State voters approve of Christie by a huge margin — yet they don’t expect him to accomplish much during his second term as governor, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
The National Security Agency isn’t the only government entity reading your email.
Under a federal law passed way back in 1986 — long before most Americans had a home computer and well before the Internet as we know it today existed — agencies like the IRS, FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration can gain access [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s EB-5 visa-investor program has opened a gateway for Iranian operatives to infiltrate the country, a government memo says.
Citing a report by the Homeland Security Investigations division, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said EB-5 is vulnerable to the “export of sensitive technology and economic espionage,” as well as “investment fraud” [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
With an important deadline coming up at the end of the month, it’s still unclear whether 50,000 children enrolled in Pennsylvania’s CHIP program will be able to keep their current health insurance.
Gov. Tom Corbett outlined what he called “a Pennsylvania-specific solution” to the impasse between the state and the federal [...]
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 86 percent of Americans support greater accountability in public schools.
Specifically, they support the ability to fire poorly performing teachers, according to a survey by the Center for Education Reform.
“That’s huge. There’s no other issue that 86 percent of the public can agree on,” [...]