Obama begs for donations as he expresses disgust over beheading

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – They say life goes on.

Apparently so does campaigning.

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FCC chief: Federal law and policy preempts state law in ‘appropriate circumstances’

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON — Despite critics wary of municipal broadband’s disastrous track record across the country, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler continues to forge ahead, expressing his desire to use the FCC to preempt state laws banning the services.
Wheeler’s interest in using federal power to ignore state laws noticeably increased after a federal court [...]

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Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Free Speech, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – Keep your mouth shut.

That’s what the New York State Board of Elections is effectively demanding with the enactment of its “emergency regulations,” rules wearing the guise of increased campaign disclosure while slitting the throat of free speech, according to a national campaigns and elections expert.

And while New York’s restrictions on free speech may be among the more egregious, they are merely part of a national effort to control who says what, according to Scott Blackburn, research fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics.

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Wheels of justice turn quickly for FBI fender bender

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

White Collar Sentencing

The federal government has taken over the case of an FBI employee involved in a fender bender.

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Watchdog Radio: A tale of two cops — Ferguson’s response to violence and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  National, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount, Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
It’s been the story that has captured the nation’s attention and shown a spotlight on the issue of police militarization. Did the cops go too far in their response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri?
Also, Matt Kittle has an interview with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was recently re-elected to [...]

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FCC extends second net neutrality comment deadline

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

POINTS: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

The Federal Communications Commission is giving the public more time to reply to concerns about net neutrality.

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