McCord’s outsourcing record leaves him walking a thin line

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

TREASURER, MAYBE GOVERNOR: Rob McCord is the eighth Pennsylvania Democrat to throw his hat in the ring for 2014.

Rob McCord, Pennsylvania’s state treasurer and a Democratic candidate for governor, is defending his former role as head of a business group that helped companies outsource jobs during the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Republican Senate hopeful regrets NRA ‘flub’

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  New Mexico, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Politics  /  No Comments

"JUMPED THE GUN:" New Mexico Republican Senate hopeful David Clements said he spoke too soon when saying he's received an "A" rating from the NRA.

David Clements, who is running to win the Republican nomination and the right to take on Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, this fall, said he mistakenly told listeners on a talk radio program he got an A rating from the National Rifle Association.

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Chris Christie tries to jump off Bridgegate

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  2016 Presidential Primary, Accountability, Ethics, Governor, National, New Jersey, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to learn from Bridgegate.  But in reality, he is teaching a lesson on how a skilled politician manipulates public opinion.
In the classroom of the real world, here is the syllabus for Christie’s new course in Surviving Scandal 101:

Investigate yourself – and announce [...]

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Stephen Moore: Washington treats businesses like they’re ATMs

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Business, Economy, Featured, Free Market, New Mexico, News, Obamacare, Pensions, Politics, Politics & Elections, Taxes  /  No Comments

FEAR FACTOR: Conservative economist Stephen Moore says businesses across the country are afraid to invest because they're worried about what Washington will do next.

Economists and the Obama administration have been talking about the economic recovery for more than four years, but for millions of Americans, it sure doesn’t feel like much of a recovery.

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How the State of the Union address devolved

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Featured, National, New Mexico, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

TIME TO DITCH THE STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH? Critics say the annual State of the Union address has turned into "a made for television pep rally."

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
There was a time when presidents didn’t even bother to deliver the State of the Union address. They just sent a report in writing to both houses of Congress.
But that was long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
A host of critics say the annual speech has become predictable, trite and essentially useless.
In a [...]

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