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New food labels won’t make you thinner

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio The federal government can require new food labels all it wants, but one expert says the new labels will not help anyone lose weight. Watchdog Radio’s Eric Boehm looks at why some cities are having trouble turning off their red light cameras. And we look at the real reason...

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 71: The Bold and the Beautiful

(John Hinderaker) Last night Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 71 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talked about the news of the day, including Memorial Day, the VA scandal and what it tells us about government medicine, Barack Obama...Show More Summary

Andrea Mitchell Ignores Facts, Derrides Republicans for Attempt to Reform School Lunch Standards

On the May 22 edition of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Mitchell spent over 3 minutes interviewing the executive director of the Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, Sam Kass, and blasting House Republicans for attempting to “roll...Show More Summary

ABC Hypes Obama 'Talking Tough' on V.A. Scandal, But Devotes More Air Time to Pickpockets

Tuesday's World News on ABC minimized any sense of the Obama administration's responsibility in the ongoing V.A. scandal, and spent the least amount of air time on the issue among the Big Three networks' evening newscasts. The program...Show More Summary

The dark money double standard

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio When is dark money not dark money? When liberal groups are the ones to get the donations. On the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, M.D. Kittle explores the dark money double standard, and we check in on a shovel sculpture in Tennessee, the payout for North Dakota’s former university...

Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race becomes a national test

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio The marquee race in Pennsylvania will have voters choosing between an incumbent governor who has cut spending and a challenger who wants to grow spending. Plus we get the latest on Watchdog.org’s stories from across the country and we ask why Illinois is ready to spend $38 billion it...

The one question the new global warming report does not answer

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio The recent White House report on global warming is heavy on the consequences of rising temperatures, but very light on workable solutions to the problem. Plus a new plan to fill Detroit, one Ohio man who found a crime in his email inbox, and an Illinois doctor complained about...

On CNN, ESPN's Granderson Likens Michael Sam's Detractors to the KKK

On Monday's CNN Newsroom, ESPN senior writer L.Z. Granderson compared those who decried Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams to a racist organization that lynched minorities: "Yes, some ofShow More Summary

Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during...Show More Summary

Wait til you see how hard this school district pushed for a tax increase

By Maggie Thurber | for Ohio Watchdog Chris Myers started getting emails about the upcoming Sylvania City Schools levy campaign, but he didn’t think much about it. Myers signed up for school updates because he has stepchildren in the system. A couple of months ago, those updates began to include solicitations for parents to help...

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 70: Me and Yoo, and a Dog Named Boo

(John Hinderaker) On tonight’s episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, we reviewed the news of the day: Brian’s favorite beer for a Thursday night broadcast in the Spring the Donald Sterling imbroglio and our alienation from the...Show More Summary

College spends $5 million to save $200,000

LONG-TERM INVESTMENT: Santa Fe Community College has spent $5 million from a taxpayer-approved bond to build a solar array. Is it a good investment? Photo from SFCC website. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe Community College has just unveiled a solar array that, it says, will save the...

Top 7 excuses for sticking our grandkids with the big debt check

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Congratulations, taxpayers. If the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise, your federal government’s budget deficit will finish just below a half trillion dollars this fiscal year. That’s much improved from the $680 billion budget shortfall Uncle Sam recorded in fiscal year 2013, and about...

Florida Teacher Humiliates 12 Year-Old Boy for Reading Bible – Leaves Abusive Message for His Parents

The Rubeo family – Liberty Institute A Florida teacher humiliated a 12 year-old student in class for reading his Bible. The teacher made the boy call his parents and she left an abusive message for them. Townhall reported, via Free … Continue reading ?

CBS Covers Oregon 'Pulling the Plug' on Health Exchange, But Omits 'Obama'; ABC, NBC Ignore

Friday's CBS Evening News was the lone Big Three evening newscast to spotlight how the State of Oregon decision to scrap its multimillion dollar health exchange website, and join the federal government's HealthCare.gov. ABC's World News...Show More Summary

Listen To My Interview on the Bill Bennett Show re Tom Steyer

(John Hinderaker) Wednesday morning on the Bill Bennett show, Bill and I talked about Tom Steyer, the Democrats’ top money man, and my post The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer. They have sent me the audio file of the interview, so you can play it right here. It is around 16 minutes long, and includes some calls: Bill has a great show; among its many virtues is the fact that, as you

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 69: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

(John Hinderaker) I probably would have titled this episode “Rocky Mountain High,” as Steve Hayward joined Brian Ward and me for the entire show. We talked about how Colorado’s pot legalization is working out–the “Mile High City” has a whole new meaning–and about Steve’s tenure as the University of Colorado’s conservative professor. Show More Summary

Chris Cuomo Prompts Former Clinton Official to Defend Obama's Handling of Ukraine Crisis

CNN's Chris Cuomo tried to get former Assistant Secretary of State Jamie Rubin to defend President Obama's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine during a segment on Wednesday's New Day. Cuomo cited how Russian President Vladimir...Show More Summary

ABC Hypes IRS's Help Line Wait Times, Smaller Budget; Yawns at Criminal Referral For Lerner

On Friday's World News, ABC's David Kerley pressed I.R.S. Commissioner John Koskinen about taxpayers who are unable to "get an answer as to how much they're supposed to pay," due to long wait times on the agency' help line. However,Show More Summary

Business Insider and Slate 'Reporters:' 'Extremist' Mozilla CEO Akin to Supporter of Slavery

Jim Edwards, the deputy editor of the Business Insider website, and Slate.com's tech reporter Will Oremus slammed former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich on the Friday edition of BBC World Service's World Have Your Say program. Edwards likened...Show More Summary

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