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

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

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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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Four-year degrees pushed at California community colleges

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  California, Jobs + Growth, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A bill was signed permitting California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in vocational fields which typically only offer associate degrees.

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Nevadans’ voting habits may change, but participation is another story

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Elections, Nevada, Voter Registration, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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More and more Nevadans are participating in early voting, but this trend may not mean an increase in the number of those voting.

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Democrats’ display at state fair deceive public on teacher pay

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Ethics, North Carolina, State Government, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Democrats at the state fair in North Carolina put up a deceptive poster showing a decline in teacher pay by leaving out the last three years of an upswing.

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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Burke thought raiding transportation fund made ‘good sense’ before $680M shortfall

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Elections, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, saying the series of moves made good business sense.

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