Most New Jersey residents still like Gov. Christie, but don’t trust him

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Governor, National, New Jersey, News, Politics  /  No Comments

TRUST HIM?: A new poll shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struggling.

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A majority of New Jerseyans still approve of Chris Christie. The problem is they don’t trust the governor.
Stemming a decline in his popularity since Bridgegate, Christie’s job rating increased 1 percentage point, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll. Fifty-one percent of New Jersey residents approve of [...]

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Chris Christie tries to jump off Bridgegate

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  2016 Presidential Primary, Accountability, Ethics, Governor, National, New Jersey, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to learn from Bridgegate.  But in reality, he is teaching a lesson on how a skilled politician manipulates public opinion.
In the classroom of the real world, here is the syllabus for Christie’s new course in Surviving Scandal 101:

Investigate yourself – and announce [...]

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Mississippi can’t quit federal money habit

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Louisiana, Mississippi, national debt, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, State House, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog

Mississippi can’t shake its addiction to federal funds.

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Obama vacation to Hawaii, Africa cost taxpayers nearly $16 million

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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U.S. taxpayers spent nearly $8 million to fly the Obamas to their Hawaii vacation, Air Force records, obtained by Judicial Watch, show.

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Disgraced NM politician gets name scrubbed from school library

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  New Mexico, News, Politics, Power Abuse, State Politics  /  No Comments

OOPS:  Convicted former state Sen. Manny Aragon has an elementary school library named after him. He pleaded guilty in 2008 to siphoning $4.2 million from the Metro Courthouse Construction project in Albuquerque. (AP Photo)

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
ALBUQUERQUE – It took five and a half years, but the name of one of New Mexico’s most infamous politicians no longer will grace the façade at a local grade school in southeast Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, in a 6-0 vote with one abstention, decided Wednesday night to [...]

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