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Aldermen dispute mayor’s claim that refugee resettlement application was made public

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  Accountability, Immigration, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Members of the Board of Aldermen say they haven’t seen the city’s refugee resettlement application despite a claim by the mayor that the document’s availability proves he’s being transparent on the issue.

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Europe’s wind energy failures a bad omen for Vermont

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

WHIRLWIND OF SUBSIDIES: The heavily subsidized wind-energy industry could find itself becalmed if Congress doesn't extend a "temporary" tax-credit program by year end.

As Vermont continues its quest to source 90 percent of energy from renewables by 2050, fresh problems with Europe’s alternative energy sector may spell trouble for wind energy in the Green Mountain State.

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Farming freely: An RNC interview with Liberty Farms’ Martha Boneta

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Virginia  /  No Comments

Courtesy of Martha Boneta

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is not Martha Boneta’s first time in the spotlight, but she still marvels that she can’t just spend her days quietly on the family farm. “I just wanted a farm and to be left alone,” she said in an interview with Watchdog.org. “The American dream.” Things didn’t quite work […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Get out of the pool!

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Delaware, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

NO SWIMMING:

Part 88 of 88 in the series Nanny State of the Week Vacationers to the picturesque resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, very nearly got a rude surprise from the town government this year, as officials considered banning pools, of all things. For a town that literally survives by making vacationing tourists happy – Rehoboth has […]

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Harry Reid blocks vote on Whistleblower Protection Act

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Senator Reid prefers to play election-year politics, using the finest among us as a political football,” Johnson said in a statement.

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A year after Supreme Court pronounces John Doe dead, conservatives still waiting for justice

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  First Amendment, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The process continues to be the punishment for people who were found ‘wholly innocent of any wrongdoing,’” she said.

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