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Duckworth’s lawyers quickly settle VA retaliation lawsuit

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Federal Government, Illinois, National, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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“As the campaign continues, Rep. Duckworth will have to answer questions surrounding her pattern of ignoring VA whistleblowers,

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Sound familiar? Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth accused of retaliation at VA

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Illinois, National, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“What is crystal clear is that Duckworth does not want the truth to come out.”

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Beyond Philly: Other cities already looking to duplicate soda tax plan

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Issues, National, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

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“While it’s true that sugary drinks are a health problem, but so are cheeseburgers,” Rendell told a local radio show. “So are donuts. Are we going to do a tax on sugary donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme? Are we going to tax cheeseburgers at McDonald’s?”

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Report criticizes Duckworth for wasting $5.2 million on failed VA marketing campaign

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Illinois, National, News  /  No Comments

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Duckworth’s office was found to have “inadequately managed and solicited contracts.”

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Alexander to DOE: Get off my law

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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As governor, senator, secretary of Education and long-shot presidential candidate, Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander has always exuded a sense of optimism. Which is good, because he is going to need it as he wrestles with the Department of Education over regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest rewrite of the federal law governing […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Accountability, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts are suing Miami Shores after the town threatened to fine the couple $50 per day for their front-yard vegetable garden.

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