New Mexico lawmaker says state — not feds — should manage its land

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Federal Government, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the American Lands Council

State Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, thinks New Mexico can do a better job managing its land than the federal government can. Later this week, she will file a bill creating the New Mexico Land Management Study Committee to study whether New Mexicans would be better served by managing their own land.

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Feds drop forfeiture case led by Obama AG pick Lynch

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Federal Government, National, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Forfeiture-cropped

Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.

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Obama may try to bypass Congress on Alaska wilderness plan

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Alaska, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

President Obama wants 12.8 million acres in Alaska declared as wilderness areas and it looks like his administration can block off a large portion, even if Congress does not give approval.

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Audit: HHS failure to screen Obamacare contract recipients cost taxpayers $400M

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, National, News  /  No Comments

Screenshot of Heathcare.gov

Not even good enough for government work.

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Workers will likely pay for ‘free’ paid sick leave

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Congress, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Minneapolis residents Rebekah and Ben Erler were the middle class heroes of President Obama’s state of the union address Tuesday night.

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Not much ‘energy’ in Obama’s State of the Union address

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

AP photo

In his State of the Union address, President Obama didn’t say much about oil and gas production, mentioning the word “energy” just twice.

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