By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Federal sequestration, it seems, has turned out a lot like the closing rounds of the bout between Rocky Balboa and Clubber Lang in the third installment of the “Rocky” movie franchise.
Lang, played by the inimitable but badly imitated Mr. T, is pummeling Rocky when the “Italian Stallion” does [...]
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — Hey, remember the sequester?
Yes, I know it’s not the political flavor of the month anymore, but reverberations from Washington’s gridlock – and the automatic, $85.4 billion in cuts enacted earlier this year with more on the way – are still being felt across the country, and they’re hitting [...]
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — When the Department of Defense recently grounded the Navy‘s Blue Angels and Air Force‘s Thunderbird aerial acrobat squadron because of sequestration, dozens of air shows across the country were caught in the crossfire.
While the Pentagon estimated the maneuver could save about $30 million, it’s proving to be costly [...]
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ST. PETERSBURG — The nation’s largest military contractors may be doing everything they can to warn Floridians of impending doom coming in the form of military-spending cuts, but newly announced defense contracts may leave their claims falling on deaf ears.
Just a few weeks before automatic-spending cuts are set to eliminate [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
HELENA – Listening to U.S. Senator Jon Tester‘s allies tell it, Senate challenger Republican Denny Rehberg is the king of privacy-invading drones and black helicopters.
In fact, Tester’s own record shows he actively supported drone development in Montana.
As this heated and expensive Montana U.S. Senate election runs its course, Tester and two allied spending [...]