Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

An OPEC crackup? Plenty of tension flowing strong among cartel members

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National  /  No Comments

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Some of the 12 members of OPEC are angry at the leadership of the cartel for not cutting oil production.

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Get off the sidelines and even the playing field in D.C.

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Federal Government, Media, National, Power Abuse, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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When Alexis de Tocqueville walked the newly formed United States, he found a country brimming with hope and a new government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Elon Musk wheels and deals to save Cuomo

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, New York, State Government, transportation, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Musk Cuomo

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
It’s easy to see why Barbara Walters named billionaire Elon Musk one of 2014’s most fascinating people.
In the waning days of his 2014 reelection campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to Musk to bail him out of a $1 billion economic development deal that was going down in flames — and could […]

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Advocates still tout EV growth despite limitations, costs

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Five years into President Obama’s promise to put 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads by the year 2015, and billions of taxpayer dollars spent or loaned via the 2009 stimulus, only about 0.7 percent of new auto purchases in 2014 were plug-ins.

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Interns parody ‘All About That Bass,’ Congress rewards NASA with $360-million budget boost

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Congress, Federal Government, Finances, Government Waste, Mississippi, National, News  /  No Comments

NASA Interns

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Congress handed NASA a $360-million raise in the recently passed federal budget bill, and it’s a good thing too.
Because NASA is clearly doing some really important work with its nearly $18-billion annual budget.
Last week, just as Congress was finalizing the details of the so-called “Cromnibus” bill, a $1-trillion spending plan to […]

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