Poll: Comstock leads GOP field … or does she?

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Congress, News, Politics, Virginia  /  No Comments

FRIENDLY POLL: Republican rivals of Virginia state Delegate Barbara Comstock are questioning a poll that puts her ahead in the 10th Congressional District.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new poll showing Barbara Comstock leading the GOP race to succeed Rep. Frank Wolf has raised more questions than answers.
The survey was conducted by The Polling Company Inc./Women Trend, headed by longtime Comstock friend Kellyanne Conway.
The poll of 402 voters in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional [...]

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Stand by your bond: Tiny town aims to build Tammy Wynette museum

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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The tiny Itawamba County town of Tremont aims to build a $2.5 million museum to honor Tammy Wynette if Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signs House Bill 787 into law.

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Parties join forces in fight for personal privacy, liberty

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  News, Politics, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

HANDS OFF: A new piece of legislation before Kansas lawmakers is intended to keep state and local government entities from using NSA-like spying techniques on law-abiding citizens, but opponents of the measure say it's too broad and could have a laundry list of unintended consequences.

Democrats and Republicans in Richmond may be debating whether the commonwealth should expand Medicaid, but lawmakers on both sides are joining forces to fight for something on which both parties can agree.

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Republican Senate hopeful regrets NRA ‘flub’

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  New Mexico, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Politics  /  No Comments

"JUMPED THE GUN:" New Mexico Republican Senate hopeful David Clements said he spoke too soon when saying he's received an "A" rating from the NRA.

David Clements, who is running to win the Republican nomination and the right to take on Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, this fall, said he mistakenly told listeners on a talk radio program he got an A rating from the National Rifle Association.

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Kemper Project costs rise another $177 million

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental, Global warming/climate change, Mississippi, News, Politics, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

UP, UP AND AWAY: Costs continue to rise on the Kemper Project, a power plant designed to convert lignite coal into natural gas-like syngas to feed its generators. PHOTO BY: SOUTHERN COMPANY

Mississippi Power said its Kemper power plant project will cost another $177 million and that ratepayers won’t be footing the bill.

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