New Orleans school vouchers doing more with less

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Education, Louisiana, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy Good Shepherd School.

Shemane Pepe’s kids regularly came home from their New Orleans public school without books and usually happy other students didn’t try to rob them of their shoes or jackets.

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CO governor’s administration contrite for spending without legislative approval

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Colorado, News, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

Two top members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff came before the Joint Budget Committee Monday to apologize for human services officials spending taxpayer money without notifying lawmakers.

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Democrats favor school choice in Vermont, nationwide

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Education, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Tom Martin

A national survey of likely voters has found that nearly 70 percent of Americans support school choice, including a large majority of Democrats. The results mirror support for the concept in Vermont, the birthplace of school choice.

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Taxpayer alert: Fannie ready to bust a move

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Congress, Maryland, National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

PULLING UP STAKES: Despite its tenuous position, Fannie Mae is planning a pricey move to a new location in downtown Washington, D.C.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fannie Mae, the quasi-government mortgage investor at the epicenter of America’s historic real-estate crash, is about to make another costly move – literally.
The Washington Post reported that Fannie plans to relocate and consolidate its downtown offices, even as the controversial agency faces a reorganization by Congress.
The new Class-A […]

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#JeSuisProsecuted: U.S. government sentences journalist

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  First Amendment, Judiciary, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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His name is Barrett Brown. He is a journalist with active author archives on websites such as the Guardian, Vanity Fair magazine, Huffington Post and more, going back to 2009.

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Lehmberg’s rape case screw-up to stay secret

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

A still from a 2004 Gary, Ind. police video captures Darren Vann holding a jerry can and threatening to set his girlfriend on fire. (Chicago Sun-Times)

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
The state attorney general’s office is allowing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to keep secret the details of a botched prosecution of a rapist who has admitted killing seven women in Indiana since his release from prison in Texas.
In October, police in Gary, Ind., arrested Darren Deon Vann on suspicion of […]

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