GAO: TSA doesn’t know what it doesn’t know

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Audits, Federal Government, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Transportation Security Administration’s exists to keep terrorists and other potential threats away from American airliners, in the name of preventing another 9/11.

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Father fights for son’s education in troubled St. Louis-area schools

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Paul Davis doesn’t know how he’s going to make ends meet, but he knows he will never send his son to Normandy High School in St. Louis.

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Audit finds U.S. Higher Education Act funding anti-Semitism at UCLA

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  California, National, News  /  No Comments

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A high-profile academic center used federal funds to promote anti-Semitism on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles, a watchdog says.

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Big Labor millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”

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A vision for a la carte ‘local choice’ TV still alive on Capitol Hill

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

LOCAL CHOICE: TV has been an important communication tool for American consumers over the past several decades. The recent fights between the cable, satellite and broadcaster networks is forcing lawmakers to think differently about rising consumer prices. 

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Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions are fighting to keep the idea alive.

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Natural gas boom boosts companies from coast-to-coast

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, National, News  /  No Comments

SUPPLY CHAIN: Lots of natural gas production means lots of new pipes being manufactured. And that means lots of business for Chris Wysong's company, which makes gages that ensure the pipes will fit together properly.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
There are no drilling rigs in Holland, Mich., but the local economy is still feeling the effects of America’s natural gas drilling boom.
The same is true in Newton, N.C., which is hundreds of miles from the rich natural gas deposits being tapped in North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas.
In those places and [...]

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