U.S. food board: Bad to the bone

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

FOOD ORDER: Angela Tagtow is leading government efforts to direct American diets.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In search of “sustainable” food sources, federal dietary panel is grazing the wrong pastures, critics warn.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is building a new food pyramid with fruits, plants and dairy as the prime ingredients.
Beef and poultry are nowhere to be found.
“This is [...]

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Sasse to Obama: ‘Go to Central America and stop the bleeding’

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Ben Sasse

Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse is calling on President Obama to go to Central America and make it clear the unaccompanied minors streaming north will not get amnesty.

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FCC commissioner wants to end Obamaphone fraud

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Fraud, National, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

OBAMAPHONE: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wants to set limits on the agency's Lifeline phone program for low-income individuals to rein in the rampant fraud and abuse of the program.

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top federal regulator wants the Federal Communications Commission to rein in the so-called “Obamaphone” program.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told an audience of right-leaning tech policy advocates Monday morning during an event organized by the nonprofit organization Citizens Against Government Waste that he wanted to reform the Lifeline [...]

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Albuquerque police may ditch its MRAP

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Local Government, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

GIVE IT BACK?: The Albuquerque Police Department is considering returning its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. This MRAP was recently acquired by the Los Lunas, N.M. Police Department.

The Albuquerque Police Department is considering getting ride of its MRAP — the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle it acquired from the federal government.

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Is ‘Millionaire Mary’ Burke just another ‘cheap millionaire’?

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Mary Burke

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Before Mary Burke officially jumped into Wisconsin’s highly watched race for governor last October, the Democratic Party establishment drooled over the prospect of “Millionaire Mary” taking on Republican incumbent Scott Walker.

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Guatemala’s president: $2 billion ought to help border crisis

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Florida, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says $2 billion in federal aid and other U.S. investment in Central America could help end the flood of migrants across the U.S. southern border.

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