Regulating the Internet, or just bluffing? Bill gives online poker a raw deal

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  National, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are gambling with your internet freedom by trying to ban online poker.
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (H.R. 4301, S. 2159), introduced in March by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., would modify the 1961 sports betting ban aimed at the mafia [...]

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With bat on brink, some worry about protecting PA’s economy, too

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, News, Pennsylvania, U.S. House of Represenatives  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/ New York Department of Environmental Conservation/Al Hicks

The northern long-eared bat is in trouble.

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Condition sinking: Navy faces shipbuilding crisis

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Alabama, Military, Mississippi, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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Two words describe the Navy’s shipbuilding woes: Condition sinking.

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Federally subsidized air service strains meaning of ‘essential’

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, transportation, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Federally subsidized air service is essential to some communities, but not to others.

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Rep. Pompeo trolls EPA’s Gina McCarthy in Reddit AMA

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Kansas, News, U.S. House of Represenatives  /  No Comments

DODGY: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy participated in an online Q&A forum on Reddit Tuesday following the release of new carbon emission goals and standards.

Call it a troll of congressional proportions.

A day after dropping a regulatory bombshell on the nation’s energy producers, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy took to the Internet to field questions and drum-up support for the government’s 645-page plan targeted at reducing power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent before 2030.

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Federally subsidized airline ordered to continue service

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Alabama, Mississippi, transportation, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

GOVERNMENT PAPER FOR SILVER: Silver Airways receives millions in government subsidies annually.

A federally subsidized airline serving several small airports in Mississippi and Alabama is going to have to stay put for the time being.

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order Tuesday mandating that Silver Airways continue its service under the Essential Air Service for the time being to Hattiesburg-Laurel, Meridian, Greenville and Tupelo airports in Mississippi and the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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