Watchdog Podcast: California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Alaska, California, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Watchdog Podcast: [Ep 93] California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

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Watchdog Podcast: A political witch hunt in Wisconsin comes to an end

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, Finances, First Amendment, Issues, Judiciary, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court brought an end to the three-year John Doe saga – a politically-motivated witch hunt in the Badger State targeting conservative individuals and groups that backed Gov. Scott Walker during his recall campaign in 2012.

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Watchdog Podcast: Sanctuary cities, Donald Trump and another taxpayer-funded solar energy failure

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  Audio, Budget and Spending, Commentary, Education Blog, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, Media, National, News, Podcast, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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On this week’s Watchdog Podcast, a tragic event in San Francisco has started a national conversation about so-called “sanctuary cities” where federal immigration laws are effectively voided.

And Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (yes, those words still seem odd to put together) has stepped into the spotlight by voicing some strong opinions on how to address the immigration problem. Perhaps because of that, he’s now leading in some national polls of the Republican primary (and those words are even more odd).

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Watchdog Podcast: A Greek tragedy, school choice at the Supreme Court and political spy games in Wisconsin

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, California, Commentary, Education, Education Blog, Features, Federal Government, Finances, Issues, National, News, Pensions, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Greece is in crisis after decades of over-spending finally caught up to it.

What lessons does the mess in Greece offer for American cities and states that have piled up debts in the public pension system?

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Watchdog Podcast: Busy week for SCOTUS and controversy over the Confederate flag

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, Judiciary, National, Podcast, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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On this week’s podcast: a busy week at the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled Thursday in favor of upholding the federal health insurance exchange and Friday in favor of same-sex marriage.

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Watchdog Podcast: The Fraudcast — Fraud really is all around us, at least in government

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Fraud, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This week’s top three “frauds of the week” include $1 million in bogus tax refunds going to the Ukraine, massive Medicaid fraud in Louisiana and Social Security payments that continued for years and years after an elderly woman died.

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