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Turkey of a forecast

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Massive Gruber-Trees Falling, Pravda Media Silent, Therefore No Sound

Posted by Lars Hagen

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King Obama’s Big Announcement: I’m Not Going To Deport People That I Was Not Going To Deport

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Maymont Park

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Social media rules

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Letting Money Buy Power Corrupts Our Money System, Too

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Grist’s Ben Adler: Jim Webb "sucks on climate change"

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November 20, 2014: VCU vs. Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore

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Sunrise on the Virginia Railway Express

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The mountains were calling

Posted by Lynn R. Mitchell

Posted at SWAC Girl - S.W.A.C. stands for "Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County" -- Republicans working to elect conservative, principled public officials in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ... with occasional photos of the Valley and musings about life happenings.

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Photos … Skyline Drive in late November 2014

Posted by Lynn R. Mitchell

Posted at SWAC Girl - S.W.A.C. stands for "Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County" -- Republicans working to elect conservative, principled public officials in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ... with occasional photos of the Valley and musings about life happenings.

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County Employee, Ray Utz, Arrested

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UVA assaults: A national disgrace

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Another Dubious Hot-Month Claim

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BENGHAZEEEEGRUBER – Breath – EBOLAAMNESTYTYRANNY!!!!!!

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Finish the job

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Teachers get the green light to appeal compulsory union dues to SCOTUS

Posted by Bre Payton

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By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Teachers and other public employees in 26 states are a step closer to being free from paying compulsory union dues. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit gave the green light for teachers to petition the Supreme Court to challenge the states’ “agency shop” laws — laws that compel teachers to pay collective bargaining dues to the union, even if they are not union members. If SCOTUS decides to take the case, oral arguments for both sides would likely begin next fall, and a decision could be made as early as the first half of 2016, said Terry Pell, president of the Center for Individual Rights, which is representing plaintiffs.

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I’m Still Amazed the Gillespie Campaign Didn’t Use This Material from Dick Saslaw

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What Has Happened To Our Boys?

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What Has Happened To Our Boys?

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Picking fruit on the Friday drive-time tune

Posted by Dan Casey

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Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure

Posted by Malia Zimmerman

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IS IT A CRIME? Former Gov. Ben Cayetano convinced campaign spending commissioners to refer his complaint against a super PAC that targeted him during the 2012 election to the prosecutor for further criminal action By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU – Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee. Pacific Resource Partnership, an affiliate of the Hawaii Carpenters Union, didn’t disclose several hundred thousand dollars it spent on consultants in an effort to defeat Cayetano in the 2012 Honolulu mayoral race, according to a complaint filed earlier this year with the commission by Cayetano.

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Obenshain Thanks Loudoun YRs

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Video: John Vihstadt Lies and Dodges His Way Through the Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Pension funds spend millions on investment fees, but PA taxpayers in the dark

Posted by Eric Boehm

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Taxpayers are largely in the dark when it comes to Pennsylvania’s pension funds’ riskiest investments. With nearly $8 billion invested in hedge funds, the state’s two public pension funds are chasing the promise of high investment returns — a necessity since both systems hinge on an expectation of earning at least 7 percent annually on their $77 billion in investments. FEES INCREASING: PSERS is spending more than ever before on investment fees as the pension system chases higher investment returns. But those hedge funds carry not only risks for taxpayers, but also potentially expensive fees that have to be paid in both good times and bad. On Thursday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called for changes in how the state’s pension systems choose investments and inform residents about potential risk and costs associated with those investments.

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United States – the best place to be

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Instructor may have violated school policy by organizing boycott over GOP signs

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VIOLATION: A Milwaukee Area Technical College nursing instructor who organized a boycott of a business over its political affiliation may have violated school policy, a high-ranking MATC official says. By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A high-ranking official with Milwaukee Area Technical College says a nursing instructor who threatened financial harm against a private business owner for displaying GOP campaign signs may have violated school policy and could face disciplinary action. Dr.

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Virginia Metro Brain Gain

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Week in Review: Corbett-supported ethane cracker plant shuffles ahead

Posted by Andrew Staub

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By PA Independent Staff Gov. Tom Corbett might be leaving office, but one of the biggest achievements of his single term is really just starting to take root. Shell Chemicals took a major step when it purchased a Pennsylvania site for its ethane cracker plant, which will use natural gas to make petrochemical products. PART OF CORBETT’S LEGACY: Gov.

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After Grubergate controversy fades, legal challenge to Obamacare remains

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and one-time architect of the Affordable Care Act, has been in the news a lot over the past two weeks. A series of videos have revealed Gruber making frank and apologetic remarks about the legislative and political maneuvers used by the Obama administration — apparently as his suggestion or at least with him along for the ride — during the run-up to the passage of the ACA in 2010. It’s newsworthy because Gruber’s comments about the “stupidity of the American voter” expose one of the great truths about politics: it’s fine to lie to the people, but it’s never okay to admit to having lied to them. This scandal will, like so many before it, soon fade from the headlines. While public attention is fleeting, many issues raised by the Gruber videos will soon be sitting before the most important legal minds of the country.

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EPA regulations to increase average energy bill by $680 a year

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UP IN SMOKE: Energy Ventures Analysis predicts that several new and proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations will leave Americans paying an additional $680 in energy and natural gas costs in 2020. By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — An energy consulting firm predicts several new EPA regulations will go through bank accounts like a tsunami, and the storm will come from three directions. Environmental Protection Agency policies that aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions are expected to create $284 billion in additional energy costs in 2020, according to a report by Energy Ventures Analysis Inc. The policies, which President Obama supports, will result in a $680 increase in annual electricity and natural gas bills, says the study, commissioned by Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private-sector coal company

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Ohio’s Gov. Kasich plays maverick at Republican conference

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By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org Ohio Gov. John Kasich played to media enthusiasm for big-government Republicans earlier this week during a Republican Governors Association panel. Sharing a stage in Boca Raton, Fla., with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov

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November 21, 1864: The Diary of Judith White McGuire

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Conservative groups see spike in participation in wake of Obama amnesty plan

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org  President Obama’s amnesty plan may be costly to the U.S. economy, but it’s big business for conservative grassroots groups fighting the unprecedented executive decree. “This is big,” said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization. The Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit boasts membership, including Facebook followers and recipients of the organization’s email newsletters, of north of 3 million individuals

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Guess the famous American who said this about immigrants

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Karyn McDermott – Rest in Peace – A Brilliant Light Goes Out

Posted by Tom White

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Karyn McDermott – Rest in Peace It is with a heavy heart that I write my friend Karyn McDermott has passed away. She was taken to the hospital a few days ago in Australia and her internal organs had begun shutting down. There was nothing they could do except make her as comfortable as possible. Apparently the surgeries and efforts to save her life after the horrific accident she suffered a few years ago took a toll.

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It All Adds Up

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It All Adds Up

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November 21, 1864: Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, a Five-Star Mother

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Report: Medicaid expansion in Tennessee would kill jobs

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Colorado judiciary long on taxpayer money, short on transparency

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John Doe froze conservative speech, targets say

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Part 146 of 145 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Critics say Milwaukee County District Attorney’s John Chisholm’s investigation of Wisconsin conservatives was always aimed at disrupting the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and other state Republicans.

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What’s next if Ohio ends red light cameras?

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By Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog Ohioans have been struggling with the issue of red light cameras for more than a decade, but the debate may soon be over. CAMERA BAN? With the passage of a Senate bill, Ohio may soon effectively ban red light and speeding cameras. Senate Bill 342 was passed Wednesday and sent to the House for concurrence, where it is expected to be approved and sent to the governor for his signature.

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Ben Nelson provision could come back to haunt Obamacare

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By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraksa may go down in history for casting the crucial 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare, but the concessions he got in exchange for that vote ultimately could obliterate the health care law.

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EPA regs to increase Vermonters’ gas and electric bills by $880

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GOING GREEN: New carbon regulations from the EPA will cause Vermonters’ gas and electric bills to rise by more than 30 percent over the next five years. By Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog By 2020, the average annual household gas and electric bill in Vermont will increase by more than $880, thanks to the Obama administration’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants. A study released Thursday by Energy Ventures Analysis, a Virginia-based consulting firm, finds that EPA regulations will spike power and gas costs for residential, commercial and industrial customers by an estimated $284 billion over the next five years. The increase represents a 60 percent rise as Americans can expect to watch coal-based electricity decline and natural gas prices rise.

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Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable gaint

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RAKING IT IN: U.S. Sen. Al Franken crusades against net neutrality, but receives tens of thousands of dollars in donations from one of the largest internet and media conglomerates in the country. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org U.S.

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BLIZZARD in ROCHESTER: BLIZZARD of UKIP votes that is! A VICTORY for LIBERTY and SOVEREIGNTY! RECKLESS wins for UKIP in ROCHESTER and STROOD!

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In an not unexpected development, Tory defector and now UKIP MP Mark Reckless (Gotta love a pol with a name like that!) was the winner and retained his seat in the British Parliament in his seat in Rochester and Strood! Here’s the results and here’s the live blog of the receipt of the results from the Guardian (UK) newspaper (As usual Andrew Sparrow is fabulous and the results are too): Byelection results in full Here’s the Press Association table with the results, and percentages. Mark Reckless (UKIP) 16,867 (42.10%) Kelly Tolhurst (C) 13,947 (34.81%, -14.39%) Naushabah Khan (Lab) 6,713 (16.76%, -11.70%) Clive Gregory (Green) 1,692 (4.22%, +2.69%) Geoff Juby (LD) 349 (0.87%, -15.39%) Hairy Knorm Davidson (Loony) 151 (0.38%) Stephen Goldsbrough (Ind) 69 (0.17%) Nick Long (PBP) 69 (0.17%) Jayda Fransen (Britain 1st) 56 (0.14%) Mike Barker (Ind) 54 (0.13%) Charlotte Rose (Ind) 43 (0.11%) Dave Osborn (Pat Soc) 33 (0.08%) Christopher Challis (Ind) 22 (0.05%) UKIP maj 2,920 (7.29%) Electorate 79,163; Turnout 40,065 (50.61%, -14.32%) Several observations. First, there should be more MP defections.  I will look and see if there are any rumo(u)rs of such when I get up this morning (I am writing at about 230 am on 11/21)  Here is a veteran local government officer defection from Tory to UKIP yesterday in Norfolk

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President Obama’s immigration plan: It’s about time

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0bama’s Immigration BS

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See you in court

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Obama’s Immigration Plan … That’s It?

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Obama Wimps Out on Amnesty

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Congratulations conservatives, you won! Despite all of the doom and gloom in advance of tonight’s big announcement, Obama has now committed to, by executive order, do what he was already doing. For a few days, every right of center alternative media outlet lamented the end of our republic as President Obama prepared to announce an […]

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