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  • Wash. AG issues new demands over hazardous waste cleanup at Hanford

    Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee issued new demands on Monday to the U.S. Department of Energy to ensure timely cleanup of radioactive and hazardous waste at Hanford. Ferguson and Inslee proposed revisions to a...

  • Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

    A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

  • Underreporting of injuries in mines needs to be fixed, Labor Department IG says

    By underreporting mine injuries and accidents, coal operators are dodging penalties from the Department of Labor, a new watchdog report has found. The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration lacks sufficient "knowledge of the occurrence of underreporting" on the data of...

  • Senators set to demand release of 'torture report'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA, as two centrist senators joined the push Wednesday for a summary of the review to be declassified. In a joint statement, Maine Sens. Susan...

  • Crooks had no trouble getting construction contracts from Department of Veterans Affairs, report shows

    Crooked contractors, bribery and embezzlement are all subplots in a botched $153 million deal to build a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital near Pittsburgh, according to a report released Tuesday by the agency's inspector general. Veterans Affairs contracting officers and lawyers...

  • Benghazi security contractor had history of failure in Libya, emails show

    Blue Mountain Group, the British company providing security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack there, was hired by the State Department despite having lost several other contracts in Libya, according to emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Blue...

  • Carl Levin says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a...

  • Trial begins in Georgia ethics commission suit

    ATLANTA — Allegations that the state ethics commission retaliated against top staffers in an effort to stifle an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal's personal and campaign finance reports have been at the center of two lawsuits pending in Fulton County Superior Court. Now one of those...

  • EXography: States passing laws to pull the shades on high-tech police snooping on mobile phones, devices

    Three states -- Indiana, Maine and Montana -- have already limited police use of cell phone signals to track a person's movements without a search warrant. Bills to curtail the practice are moving through 15 other state legislatures, according to a list from the American Legislative Exchange...

  • Democrats attempt to cancel whistleblower hearing on discrimination at CFPB

    Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee have quietly attempted to scuttle a congressional hearing looking into whistleblower allegations of discrimination at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, slammed the Democratic effort,...

  • Judicial Watch sues HHS for documents on healthcare.gov security, hardship exemption

    Watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for documents about Obamacare and healthcare.gov, after HHS denied two Freedom of Information Act requests the group filed for the documents.

  • Senate torture report examines hunt for Osama bin Laden

    A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation. The CIA still disputes that conclusion....

  • Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

    ATLANTA (AP) — State records show many companies that have been awarded expansion grants have fallen short of delivering the number of jobs they promised to state officials looking to bolster economic development. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that a group of companies...

  • GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

    DETROIT — If GM knew it had a problem, why wasn't something done to fix it? Congress will seek the answer to that question and others this week as it presses General Motors CEO Mary Barra and federal regulators about their handling of a safety defect in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small...

  • FOIA exemptions provide ample cover for bureaucrats hiding agency secrets, transparency advocates say

    Black columns run vertically down 700 pages, devoid of any information about the federal workers who spent thousands of hours doing union work while on the government payroll. This is what the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. In...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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