Navy shipbuilding plans likely to run aground, report says

By   /  January 12, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, National, National Security, News, Politics, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding plan for 2015 shows that more money will be needed to boost the fleet’s numbers to 300 warships, according to a CBO report.

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Congressional leaders charge ‘potentially deceptive sales tactics’ by SolarCity, others

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, National, New York, Regulations, Texas, U.S. House of Represenatives, West Virginia, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Solar contractors including SolarCity and Sunrun are in the crosshairs of  Republicans and Democrats in Congress who seek an end to what they call “potentially deceptive sales tactics” associated with the companies’ zero-down, 20-year lease business model.
Spurred by consumer complaints that the massive savings they were promised never materialized, 12 Republicans […]

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Proposed EPA ozone rule could crimp Mississippi’s economy

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Congress, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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New EPA regulations meant to help children and people with lung diseases could cost Mississippi.

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Bill Maher’s flip-a-district flops as MN congressman coasts to win

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Congress, Media, Minnesota, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. House of Represenatives  /  No Comments

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HBO host Bill Maher wasn’t on the ballot in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District this week, but then neither was President Obama. Right?

The “Real Time” talking head inserted himself into the race as surely as the chief executive, targeting the suburban Twin Cities seat held by GOP Congressman John Kline for his much ballyhooed “flip-a-district” national campaign.

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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 Arena  /  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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