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

PHOTO BY: SeaPort Airlines

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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Congressman says he wants NSA reforms, but gets most cash from intel contractors

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Accountability, Congress, Federal Government, National, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

One of the two representatives pushing a new bill to supposedly rein-in America’s overzealous electronic spooks has received more campaign contributions from intelligence contractors than any other member of Congress.

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Calif. says ‘no’ to Obamacare freebies, makes own law

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  California, National, News, U.S. House of Represenatives  /  No Comments

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Part 77 of 96 in the series Obamacare

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
One of the most liberal states in the nation has said no thanks to a key Obamacare provision and instead is enacting its own version of the law.
California has decided to skirt the “Buy 1, Get 3 Free!” loophole in the Affordable Care Act, [...]

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House tries blocking ‘illegal’ IRS checks; Harry Reid says system working ‘fine’

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  IRS, National, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R- Texas, left, wants to end the practice of giving illegal immigrants tax credits for kids, but U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., won't let the House measure through the Senate.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives repeatedly has passed an IRS bill that could save U.S. taxpayers up to $24.4 billion over the next 10 years — but Harry Reid’s Democratic Senate will not hear it.
The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, or H.R. 556, would require tax filers to provide Social Security [...]

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