From police militarization to crony capitalism, lost bipartisan issues of 2014

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Congress, National, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Amid all the talk about Obamacare, the economy, Obamacare, the “War on Women” and Obamacare — to name a few hot-button topics — some potentially bipartisan issues are getting left in the dust.

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On Election Eve, voters snooze through duopoly game

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

HEY, LOOK AT ME! Joe Biden whistles for attention at a political rally. A Pew study found that 41 percent of surveyed Americans could not identify the current vice president.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
In their ignorance, voters this Tuesday will make a case for smaller government, a George Mason University law professor predicts.
Ilya Somin, author of “Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter,” says most voters put more time into researching the type of TV they buy than into the political candidates they [...]

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PA teacher unions use dues for blatant Democratic political advertising

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Education, Elections, News, Pennsylvania, unions  /  No Comments

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In the remaining weeks of the heated gubernatorial battle for the Keystone State, Pennsylvania’s teachers’ unions have been incredibly vocal and outright blatant about which candidate they prefer in the Governor’s Mansion.

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Democratic control on the line in Minnesota on Election Day

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Elections, Minnesota, News, Politics, State Government, State House  /  No Comments

MN Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Photo.

Regardless of whether Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton holds on to his job next week as polls suggest, Minnesota voters appear poised to topple one party rule in St. Paul on Tuesday.

Even as Governing magazine moved the race for control of the Minnesota House of Representatives into the toss-up column, political pundit David Schultz raised eyebrows by predicting the GOP will turn over the seven seats needed to retake power — and then some.

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Hagan touts ‘most moderate’ status, but is she running from Obama?

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

Hillary Clinton, Kay Hagan

In a N.C. Senate race characterized by seemingly ubiquitous and accusatory ads, Democrat Kay Hagan touts herself as a moderate lawmaker willing to compromise and capitulate.

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Colorado’s judicial discipline, agency budget mostly secret

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Colorado, Good Government, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline has only made three disciplinary cases against judges public, and the director told Watchdog.org that even the commission’s budget is a state secret.
Colorado, whose judicial discipline secrecy is enshrined in the state constitution, is one of only a [...]

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