Shumlin’s single-payer health care agenda ‘down for maintenance’

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Elections, Health Care, Issues, News, Obamacare, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

DRUG ABUSE: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking the public to participate in an upcoming forum on the state's opioid-abuse crisis.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday that Vermont Health Connect, the Internet backbone of his Green Mountain Care single-payer scheme, is indefinitely down for maintenance.

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Flipped out? Political pundits pan Maher’s MN Flip A District

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Congress, Elections, Minnesota, Politics  /  No Comments

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Bill Maher admitted on his latest show that he didn’t know much about Minnesota politics. He doesn’t know much about comedy, either, but that hasn’t stopped him.

After soliciting suggestions via tweets from his audience from among 16 GOP congressmen for his 2014 “Flip a District” campaign contest, Maher selected Rep. John Kline from Minnesota’s second congressional district.

“I know what you’re thinking, I’ve never heard of John Kline,” Maher told his D.C. studio audience.

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Despite ups and downs, Jenkins says he’s a wealthy man

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Elections, Nebraska, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins is sometimes described as a wealthy rancher and restaurateur, but his financial disclosure indicate he has substantial liabilities, too. Despite some ups and downs after launching a variety of business ventures in Boston, Chicago and Ohio, Jenkins says he’s a multi-millionaire.

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Heat on Susan Happ intensifies following scandal

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. –The fallout continued over the weekend in a scandal involving Democrat state attorney general candidate Susan Happ, accused of going easy on a man who had faced felony counts of sexual assault of a child – a man who had purchased a home from Happ.

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Corbett’s hotel choices a secret, but costs are kept down

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Elections, News, Pennsylvania, Politics  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s credit-card records show he usually doesn’t spend big on accommodations when official business takes him outside away from the state Capitol, but taxpayers will have to just assume he isn’t staying in luxury hotels on their dime.

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No double dips: Candidate offers up his $90K NJ pension

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Elections, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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The election for sheriff in Mercer County has turned into a referendum on New Jersey’s costly tradition of double-dipping by public officials.

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