Winner-take-all fight is on Omaha’s 2016 House race radar

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Media, Nebraska, Politics & Elections, Video  /  No Comments

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Along with all the talk about how Nebraska awards electoral votes in presidential elections, and there’s been plenty over the past several years, this year’s fight over winner-take-all has new repercussions. AKA: Brad Ashford’s re-election

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Virginia health laws may not be best medicine for consumers

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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irginia’s romance with government regulation may not be doing much good in the realm of health care, but lawmakers don’t seem too eager to change the status quo.

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Prosecutor misstatements continue to shape John Doe narrative, Walker’s future

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – There’s a lot wrong with Wisconsin’s infamous political John Doe investigation. Just ask the three state and federal judges who have challenged it or ordered it to stop.

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Climate scientists accuse Democrat of McCarthyism

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Arizona, Congress, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Finances, First Amendment, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

"WITCH HUNT": Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, right, says she feels she's a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry feels she’s a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers again trying to limit state spending

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to present his first budget proposal Tuesday, and lawmakers are waiting to see how much the new governor wants to spend.
Some Republican legislators say they have heard rumors of billions of dollars in new spending, and state Senate President Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, told the Pittsburgh […]

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Your identity is up for grabs

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Education, Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

The rise of student loans means your identity is up for grabs. And the government isn't doing you any favors if you have a federal student loan, according to Watchdog.org's analysis.

By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster.
But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance?
You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer […]

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