Watchdog Podcast: Was Iowa the Super Bowl of the presidential race, or just Opening Day?

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, but for many political junkies, the big game came a few days early.

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Mississippi campaign finance overhaul targets unitemized expenses

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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A major campaign finance loophole could be eliminated if Mississippi secretary of state Delbert Hosemann gets his election reform package approved.

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Bernie Sanders failed to act in deadly VA scandal, whistleblower says

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Sanders’ committee “knew what was happening at Tomah,” the Army veteran told Wisconsin Watchdog during an interview Friday

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Schimel says John Doe prosecutors have no right to illegally obtained ‘evidence’

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  Judiciary, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The defendants’ request ignores well-settled law which provides that federal courts may not to interfere with state court decisions.”

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Watchdog Podcast: What would Alexander Hamilton think of Donald Trump?

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Alexander Hamilton worried American democracy would be “spoiled by demagogues” who would use populism to hide despotism. Was he talking about Donald Trump?

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Liberal billionaire, public-sector unions push for higher taxes on tobacco, E-cigarettes

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  California, Health Care, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A liberal billionaire and high-profile Democratic donor is promising to spend millions to change Californians’ minds about taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes

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