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CNN's Lemon Spars with Ben Carson Over ObamaCare/Slavery Remarks; V.A. Scandal

On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon hounded conservative author Dr. Ben Carson over his October 2013 likening of ObamaCare to slavery and his recent blunt remarks about the V.A. scandal. Lemon acted as an apologist for the PresidentShow More Summary

Is your school really as good as you think?

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio One of the reasons to move to the suburbs, is ostensibly, good schools. But a new study by the Pacific Research Institute says parents with big suburban homes (and big suburban mortgages), may not be getting what they’re paying for. Plus, Watchdog Radio asks the real question about the...

The broke rescuing the broke: Plan to renovate Richmond park could be flawed, costly

COOLER TIMES: A pedestrian walks through Monroe Park in Richmond as a snow storm gets cranking. The city leases Monroe Park to cash-strapped nonprofit created for the park’s renovation. By Kaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Richmond’s Monroe Park seems to be the park everyone says they want to keep, but nobody...

Smile Madisonians: You’re on not-so-candid government cameras

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Beware all you prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers: Madison is watching you. You too, jaywalking suburban mom with children in tow. WHO’S WATCHING YOU?: The city of Madison has installed nearly 40 cameras throughout the city for the public to monitor traffic in real time, but...

Top 5 poems, Dr. Seuss-style, about waste, fraud and abuse in Tennessee

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Judging by the poetry on the bathroom walls of Nashville’s Tennessee Tower, one might assume Dr. Seuss faked his own death and got a job with the state government. No, this isn’t a story about bathroom graffiti. A consistently reliable source has provided Tennessee Watchdog with evidence...

Get ready to pay more for electricity, new EPA rules coming

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio If you plug in your phone or turn on your air conditioner, the price you pay will likely go up as the EPA looks to set new rules on the nation’s power suppliers. The latest edition of Watchdog Radio looks at the high cost of new electric rules, plus...

Wisconsin Reporter Adam Tobas appears on Vicki McKenna’s radio how

http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/05/brian_schimming_joins_vicki_fo_0_1400868244.mp3 Reporter Adam Tobas speaks with Vicki McKenna to discuss a liberal group that is funded by dark money lecturing reporters on conservative groups using dark money.

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...

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