Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Iowa, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments


By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim |
Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot challenger in the November race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat.
Mowrer continues to assert that he “established” the U.S. Army’s Office of [...]

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Shakman: Monitor not political, but patronage Is

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

The man whose actions have again brought federal oversight to governmental hiring in Illinois says his actions aren’t election-year politics, […]

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Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request from six voters in Honolulu’s Palolo district who want former House Speaker Calvin Say expelled from the Legislature.

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Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say they are being shut out by partisan election officials.

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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Burke thought raiding transportation fund made ‘good sense’ before $680M shortfall

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Elections, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin Democrats

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, saying the series of moves made good business sense.

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