Mr. Meadow Jumping Mouse goes to Washington

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

MOUSE MAELSTROM: Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

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TN Supreme Court justices give generously to Democratic candidates, records show

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

The Assembly on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill doubling campaign contribution limits in Wisconsin. This bill is far from perfect and I know there are members on both sides of the aisle with heartburn on this legislation,” said JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee. She voted for the bill.

The three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention like to give lots of money to Democrats, including Phil Bredesen, who appointed all three to the court, and even Al Gore.

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Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials are asking the federal government for help.

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Here’s what happens when government tries to control your diet

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  News, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Bre Payton and Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
If you give a mouse a cookie a bureaucrat some power over your meals, he might just make you count your calories…

 
You will be made to care. 
He will criticize you for eating beef…

And may even offer you some bugs!

This really happened. Using their infinite wisdom, government officials really asked Americans to eat [...]

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Uber, Lyft granted temporary authority to operate in Allegheny County

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

UBER, LYFT OK FOR NOW: The Pennsylvania PUC on Thursday granted Uber and Lyft emergency temporary authority to operate in Allegheny County.

As the chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission put it Thursday, ridesharing services Lyft and Uber are getting a chance for a makeup exam in the Keystone State.

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Heads-up Congress: Following the money just got a little easier

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

TRANSPARENCY: Thanks to OpenSecrets.org, access to personal financial disclosures for members of Congress have never been more timely.

Following the money in politics just got a little easier.

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