NM congresswoman joins billionaire’s anti-Herbalife crusade

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Business, Congress, Federal Government, Finances, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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A spokesman for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., says she called for an investigation into Herbalife because of allegations the company targets Hispanics.

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Chile-infused wine in New Mexico gets $50,000 taxpayer-funded grant

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Federal Government, Government Waste, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

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A $50,000 federal grant to help a New Mexico winery market and produce its chile-infused wine made a list of 2014 government waste.

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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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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.

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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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