hanks to his unpopular efforts to limit reporters’ rights and interrogation of private organizations, Sen. Dick Durbin is getting blasted in some unusual places.Read More →
Part 31 of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
The U.S. Customs Service was established by the first Congress shortly after the Revolution, yet when their modern-day counterparts meet to hash over the budget impasse, they worry about emergency funding to national parks and Head Start – ignoring what men and women of George Washington’s era regarded as [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A push for online sales tax “fairness” is more about protectionism than equal protection.
Some have drawn that conclusion from after the U.S. Senate OK’d of the Marketplace Fairness Act earlier this week. The bill — if it becomes law — would allow states to collect sales taxes from online transactions, even if [...]
By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org
ALEXANDRIA — What was once a minor fissure in the GOP has expanded into a major ideological fault line, dividing the party from its upstart tea party faction.
Political strategist Karl Rove fanned the flames this month by announcing his creation of the Conservative Victory Project, a fundraising group designed to protect [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Dale Schultz is no stranger to the role of dissenting voice.
While the Richland Center Republican has voted with his party the vast majority of his 30 years in the Legislature, he’s played the role of maverick on more than a few key occasions.
Schultz stood alone, the sole Senate [...]