Billionaire political donor Steyer addresses conference, media not allowed in

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Tom Steyer, billionaire environmental and political activist, told members of the Green Alliance here Friday he planned to remain involved in politics for years to come.

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WSJ: FCC chief mulls ‘hybrid’ net neutrality regulation

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering a two-tiered Internet, one for consumers and one for websites, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Voter fraud could play a huge role in narrow elections, expert says

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – The mid-term elections are right around the corner, and that means one thing: It’s fraud season.

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From police militarization to crony capitalism, lost bipartisan issues of 2014

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Congress, National, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Amid all the talk about Obamacare, the economy, Obamacare, the “War on Women” and Obamacare — to name a few hot-button topics — some potentially bipartisan issues are getting left in the dust.

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On Election Eve, voters snooze through duopoly game

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

HEY, LOOK AT ME! Joe Biden whistles for attention at a political rally. A Pew study found that 41 percent of surveyed Americans could not identify the current vice president.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
In their ignorance, voters this Tuesday will make a case for smaller government, a George Mason University law professor predicts.
Ilya Somin, author of “Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter,” says most voters put more time into researching the type of TV they buy than into the political candidates they [...]

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After making it to the top, billionaire Steyer wants to make life tougher for Americans

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Dustin Hurst |Watchdog.org
NEW ORLEANS — Sitting in a cavernous Mercedes-Benz Superdome in front of green builders and central planners, billionaire and climate crusader Tom Steyer denounced the pursuit of wealth once people have enough of it.
Easy enough for him to say.
Steyer, sandwiched between Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and author Paul Hawken at last week’s 2014 Greenbuild [...]

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