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Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“One employee ‘documented that he worked a regular eight-hour day … when he actually attended a Green Bay Packers football game at Lambeau Field.”

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VA secretary nominee faces little resistance, lots of challenges

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“VA is a unique national resource that is worth saving, and I am committed to doing just that,” Shulkin said.

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NLRB memo puts college football players in union ‘red zone’

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, General, Labor, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

On Feb. 1, thousands of high school seniors across the country signed their names to letters of intent to join one of 125 elite college football programs. According to a memo that went out one day earlier, more than 350 of the players who signed with 17 private Football Bowl Subdivision schools will step onto campus […]

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Chancellor of troubled UW-Platteville looking for new job

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Education, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I want to be at an institution that is fully committed to the student experience,” Shields told Wright State students.

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Vermont House recount is cutthroat partisan politics at work, say Republicans

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Democrats say a controversial legislative recount of an Orange County House race will bolster trust in the state’s electoral system, but Republicans say the move is a partisan Machiavellian ploy to strip Republican Gov. Phil Scott of his veto power.

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Investigation finds abuse, law-breaking, no retaliation at Madison Social Security office

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“(Managers) set a tone for the office that misconduct by certain employees will be tolerated and, in some instances, encouraged,” the document asserts.

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