Boeing, other Ex-Im Bank supporters threaten to fire workers if they don’t get their way

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Boeing announced last week that it could be cutting hundreds of jobs because of the closure of the Ex-Im Bank.

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Rumor that Obama will nix Keystone has pipeline supporters worried, opponents hopeful

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, Nebraska, South Dakota  /  No Comments

The State Department report does not recommend whether to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline or not. AP Photo

Should President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline, some counties such as Tripp County in South Dakota will lose potential tax revenue.

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Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Kansas, National  /  No Comments

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Renewable energy company Abengoa, headquartered in Spain, is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the U.S government.

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Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Accountability, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Inspector General at the Department of Energy puts most of the blame on the $500 million loss to taxpayers on a loan to Solyndra on the company, not the department.

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Watchdog Podcast: Sanctuary cities, immigration reform and the out-of-control EPA

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, National, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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A look at some recent comments made by Republican governors about one key aspect of the immigration debate: what to do about sanctuary cities.

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Updated: Wyoming man challenges outrageous EPA fines

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, Judiciary, National, News, Power Abuse, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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A rancher is taking the EPA to court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he built a small pond on his property.

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