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  • Starving horse found in Oregon
    HSUS lobbies to restrict horse processing
    The dilemma of overpopulation and unwanted horses in the United States is compounded by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) active desire to stop the processing of horses for meat consumption and further to end animal agriculture. A ban...
  • Lobbyists
    Wa State lawmakers attempt to stop taxpayer funded lobbying
    HB 1093, The Taxpayer Funded Lobbying Reform Act, is a new bill being introduced by Republican Matt Shea, with sponsors Jason Overstreet and David Taylor.Washington State currently prohibits public funds being used directly or indirectly for...
  • School reform
    Announcement of education reform summit raises questions
    Governor Bob McDonnell's appointment of James W. Dyke, Jr. to be co-chairman of a planned summit on educational reform has raised some questions with education leaders in the state.Not only do people think Dyke's appointment may be...
  • Bob Riley
    Governor becomes lobbyist in less than four months
    This time last year he was Governor Bob Riley. Today he is lobbyist Bob Riley with some pretty impressive clients he’s developed a long history of supporting.His lobbyist registration statement Tuesday with the Ethics Commission stated Riley...
  • Clarence Thomas
    Democrats demand Clarence Thomas recuse himself from Obamacare hearing
    Politico reports that Washington Democrat Jim McDermott was one of 74 Democrats to sign a letter demanding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from any hearing involving Obamacare.CongressmanAnthony Weiner (D-NY) led the movement,...
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    Plea entered in Alabama Bingo indictments
    The federal electronic filing system ("PACER") reflects that a defendant in the Alabama bingo bill corruption case has filed a Notice of Intent to Plead Guilty. Jarrod D. Massey has given notice to the court of his intent to plead...
  • Bill Signing
    Sausage and the Art of Public Policy Making
    Winston Churchill said something about being Liberal at 20 and Conservative at 40 but it must have lost relevance in the polarized world of politics today. The world of politics is polarized both domestically in the United States and...
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    Florida puts special interests ahead of public health & safety?
    Six miles north of Brooksville, Florida, a war between developers, county planners, and the government is raging. The Florida Department of Community Affairs has put the brakes on the sprawling Quarry Preserve development over objections from...
  • NASCAR Boehner
    Congress should be like NASCAR
    One of the refreshing aspects of NASCAR is its open honesty about its corporate sponsorships. Without corporate money the sport wouldn't exist, a point the drivers, crews, and cars unabashedly acknowledge by being emblazoned with the corporate...