Obama’s ‘girl power’ foreign policy boosts UN aid

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  National, News  /  No Comments

GOZARAH, Afghanistan-Village girls wait as the Afghan National Police unload a shipment of humanitarian aid at their village, Feb. 4. Food, winter clothing and supplies were delivered to 300 villagers of Gozarah district in Herat province of western Afghanistan.  (ISAF photo by U.S. Air Force TSgt Laura K. Smith)(released)

The U.S. government’s ‘girl power’ foreign policy has been signed into law, boosting support for a UN aid project to empower girls in developing countries.

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Watchdog Podcast: A Greek tragedy, school choice at the Supreme Court and political spy games in Wisconsin

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, California, Commentary, Education, Education Blog, Features, Federal Government, Finances, Issues, National, News, Pensions, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Greece is in crisis after decades of over-spending finally caught up to it.

What lessons does the mess in Greece offer for American cities and states that have piled up debts in the public pension system?

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American patriotism is at 28 percent, study shows

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, National, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.

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Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico, Texas  /  No Comments

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Oil and gas officials are concerned that a review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may include species that live near drilling sites.

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Shadowy federal agency snooping in your wallet accused of discrimination

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“How can an agency founded on principles of equality and fairness carry out its mission when it can’t even protect its own employees from the very practices it seeks to abolish?” said U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin,

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FCC commissioner: Internet access not a human right

By   /  July 2, 2015  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Internet access is neither a necessity nor a human right, an FCC commissioner said during a recent speech, adding to the debate over the importance of the Internet in people’s lives.

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