Medicaid card? Good luck

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Health Care, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Obamacare has added 9 million people to Medicaid rolls across the country, 600,000 people in Illinois alone.
But while almost 10 million people have a medical card, a new report says that’s about all they have.
Benjamin Yount talks with Jonathan Ingram, research director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, […]

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Get off the sidelines and even the playing field in D.C.

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Federal Government, Media, National, Power Abuse, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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When Alexis de Tocqueville walked the newly formed United States, he found a country brimming with hope and a new government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Peter Shumlin announced he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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WI lawmaker says state education program misspent $500K

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Education, News, Wasteful spending, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. David Craig, R-Vernon, is calling on Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers to investigate a state-funded education program after discovering it spent almost $500,000 last year on “five-star dining, luxury travel accommodations and employee lunches.”

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Elon Musk wheels and deals to save Cuomo

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, New York, State Government, transportation, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
It’s easy to see why Barbara Walters named billionaire Elon Musk one of 2014’s most fascinating people.
In the waning days of his 2014 reelection campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to Musk to bail him out of a $1 billion economic development deal that was going down in flames — and could […]

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‘R word’ surfaces in wake of state Supreme Court taking up John Doe challenges

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases connected to the politically charged John Doe investigation, expect the left to scream for the recusals of the conservative justices that make up the court’s majority.

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