After Grubergate controversy fades, legal challenge to Obamacare remains

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

COMING THIS FALL: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to a system a lower-court judge has called a "protectionist regime."

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and one-time architect of the Affordable Care Act, has been in the news a lot over the past two weeks.

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EPA regulations to increase average energy bill by $680 a year

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

EPA-building

An energy consulting firm predicts several new EPA regulations will go through bank accounts like a tsunami, and it will come from three directions.

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Ohio’s Gov. Kasich plays maverick at Republican conference

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Indiana, Louisiana, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo: C-SPAN

Ohio Gov. John Kasich played to media enthusiasm for big-government Republicans during a Republican Governors Association panel Wednesday.

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Conservative groups see spike in participation in wake of Obama amnesty plan

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Immigration, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

New Obama

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

President Obama’s amnesty plan may be costly to the U.S. economy, but it’s big business for conservative grassroots groups fighting the unprecedented executive decree.

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Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Business, Campaign Finance, Congress, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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Ben Nelson provision could come back to haunt Obamacare

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Health Care, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson may go down in history for providing the crucial 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare, but the concessions he got in exchange for that vote could ultimately obliterate the health care law.

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