Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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Mississippi’s ‘Tower of Pork’ costs taxpayers $352 million

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Government Waste, Mississippi, Politics, U.S. Senate, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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One of these things is not like the other. Tower of Power is a horn-driven funk band from the 1970s. The “Tower of Pork” A-3 rocket engine test tower sits idle at the John C. Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Coast.

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Two years later, feds still eyeing Steyer and Musk companies

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal Stimulus, National, News, Taxes, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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Solar companies financed by billionaire entrepreneurs Tom Steyer and Elon Musk remain under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department more than two years after subpoenas were served reportedly seeking evidence the companies inflated the value of solar systems in order to increase government payouts.

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‘Radical centrist’ Warner bullish on tax hikes

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Sen. Mark Warner, the self-proclaimed “radical moderate,” isn’t so middle-of-the-road when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars.

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Did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan skip ISIS briefings to raise money?

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  North Carolina, U.S. Senate, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Pete Kaliner | WatchdogWire.com
It’s been 24 hours since a report that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., apparently skipped two meetings on ISIS.
One was a classified briefing the same day as a fundraiser for her in New York City.
Yet, there has been no mention of this story in any of the North Carolina media.
Hagan’s camp has yet [...]

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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 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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