More taxpayer money goes to another ‘green’ Obama backer

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Commentary, Iowa, Michigan, National  /  No Comments

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | Watchdog.org
The Department of Energy last week announced a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa Inc., supporting the manufacture of lightweight-aluminum auto bodies.
The resurrection of the DOE’s controversial fuel-efficient-vehicle loan program is a bad idea in light of the agency’s awful track record on taxpayer-backed green investments. All told, the […]

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Whistleblower says senator’s visit won’t change anything at embattled VA

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Louisiana, National  /  No Comments

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Part 12 of 12 in the series Veterans Affairs

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
The whistleblower who revealed secret waiting lists at a Louisiana veterans hospital plagued by supply shortages and shoddy care expressed skepticism that a U.S. senator’s visit Monday would change anything.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he toured the facility in response to stories by Watchdog.org […]

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Commission rescinds nation’s most controversial fracking ban

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Local Government, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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A fracking ban that may cost a small county in New Mexico thousands in court costs has been rescinded.

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Former retail labor union boss gets $544,000 for 10 months of work

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Former United Food and Commercial Workers executive vice president Bill McDonough was paid $544,137 last year despite leaving the union in October.

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New Obama administration fracking regs especially hurt Native Americans

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Commentary, Energy and Environment, National, North Dakota, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Last summer, as President Barack Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, he called the economic and educational hardships faced by Native Americans “a moral call to action.” The president has claimed he will write a “new chapter” by keeping promises to Native Americans, but sadly, his administration’s recent regulations deny Native Americans economic opportunities they sorely need.

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Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Obamacare support wins left-wing praise

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Health Care, National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s defense of Obamacare at an exclusive New York City event on Wednesday has left-wing pundits singing Kasich’s praises.

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