Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

PROTEST TODAY, VOTE TOMORROW: Illegal immigrants are using the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program to register to vote in North Carolina.

With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.

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Supreme Court allows use of Texas’ voter identification law

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Elections, Federal Government, Judiciary, State Elections, State Government, Voter Registration, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Saturday, the Supreme Court allowed use of Texas’ voter identification law, SB 14, before and during the Nov. 4 election.

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Two years later, feds still eyeing Steyer and Musk companies

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal Stimulus, National, News, Taxes, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Solar companies financed by billionaire entrepreneurs Tom Steyer and Elon Musk remain under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department more than two years after subpoenas were served reportedly seeking evidence the companies inflated the value of solar systems in order to increase government payouts.
A retired IRS special agent told Watchdog.org the [...]

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Rugged ranchers or welfare cowboys? Dispute over grazing fees on public land rages on

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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Critics say taxpayers lose $120 million in federal grazing fees that are too low. But ranching’s defenders say the figures are misleading.

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After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Accountability, Audits, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Here’s a lesson about how government works: Public officials think they should always have a larger pot of taxpayer money, no matter how badly they have misspent, misprioritized and misused the taxpayer money they already have.
That’s pretty much the only logical explanation for comments made last week by the head of the [...]

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Feds install fences to protect endangered mouse, but the fight continues

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Forest Service put up barbed wire fencing in a picturesque area in the Santa Fe National Forest to protect the meadow jumping mouse, which has recently been listed as an endangered species.

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