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In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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Federal regulation threatens Florida’s historic premium cigar industry

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The Obama administrations’s regulatory assault on Florida’s premium cigar industry appears tailor made for an election season rife with populist indignation.

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Top judges resign at troubled Social Security Chicago headquarters

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Hopefully the new leadership that is chosen will be effective and professional …”

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The murky politics of overhauling Florida’s voter registration data

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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There might be a solution to Florida’s perennial double-voting problem — but it comes with its own set of costs. Cleaning up the voter rolls has long been a pet project of conservative-leaning advocacy groups, while liberal groups call for easier access to voter registration. Back in 2012, Florida officials performed true to expectation, as Gov. […]

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Republican groups ask State Department to expedite FOIA requests on Feingold

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Jon Tester and I are friends and we talked on a number of occasions. But I never asked him for any kind of endorsement,” Feingold said.

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Emails say Tomah VA patient reached out to Feingold, Kind, in 2008 about abuse

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


“By the way he (the patient) has told me he sent a letter to Ron Kind and Russ Feingold requesting their help,” the email stated.

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