Is Orwell’s 1984 coming to Rhode Island?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration, National, News, Power Abuse, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

Rhode Island: The first state to live in futuristic Epcot-style communities?

An Obama plan to move low-income and minority residents into government-funded “growth centers” has hit a snag in Rhode Island, first in seeking to enact such a statewide plan.

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But wait, there’s more: Fifth video shows Gruber mocking Vermonters

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Power Abuse, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A video from Vermont shows Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking a Vermonter who expressed concern about single-payer health care.

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PA county controller claims county executive bilked taxpayers

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Government Waste, Local News, News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has accused Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald of misusing taxpayer assets. He seems to have come up with an elegant solution to future record-keeping problems, however.

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Who has the right to rent their home? Minnesota high court will decide

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Local Government, Minnesota, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota cities have circled the wagons in a controversial property rights case pitting municipal authorities against homeowners who are challenging the constitutionality of Winona’s rental ban before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Mankato, Rochester and St. Paul joined the League of Minnesota Cities in urging the state’s top court to uphold Winona’s law allowing no more than 30 percent of homeowners per block to rent their property in the college community.

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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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Secretary of State doesn’t enforce the laws he doesn’t like, critics say

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Nevada, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller is the man in charge of enforcing state election law. But critics say he “selectively enforces those laws,” and he shouldn’t be attorney general.

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