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McAuliffe lawyers, accountants sort GreenTech stock amid federal investigations

Part 71 of 71 in the series Terry McAuliffe, carmogul VALUATION: Terry McAuliffe says his lawyers and accountants are working on the disposition of his GreenTech stock holdings. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe pledges to run a “transparent” administration. As Inauguration Day approaches, his holdings in an...

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 01 Dec 13

This week, all of us just talk about stuff. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Podcast Alley. And, of [...]

Details thin, but Illinois pension deal is real

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois lawmakers will have to pass the state’s reported pension reform deal to find out what’s in it. NOT EVERYONE’S FIRST CHOICE: Raoul says pension deal is a compromise in every sense of the word. Word broke from Chicago about noon on Wednesday that top lawmakers...

Analysis: Self-Defense Claim May be Legally Weak in Michigan Porch Shooting

Earlier this month, a man allegedly shot a woman through the front screen door of his porch when the woman knocked or banged on it after reportedly crashing her car nearby in suburban Detroit, Michigan.  The case has since made

Jan Crawford: Religious Objection to Contraception Mandate 'Could Scale Back' ObamaCare

On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford zeroed in how President Obama "has got another fight on his hands" over the Supreme Court case challenging the federal government's controversial ObamaCare abortifacients and contraceptive...Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 24 Nov 13

This week, Bruce McQuain makes his triumphant–albeit mean-spirited and cruel–return, to talk with Michael and Dale about Iran, The Census Bureau. and the Senate’s filibuster rules. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through [...]

ABC, NBC Minimize Senate Democrats Dropping Nuclear Option, Tout 'Bold Move'

ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today on Friday did their best to downplay Senate Democrats' Thursday move to curtail the Republican Party's filibuster power. The two newscasts devoted a combined 39 seconds to the controversial vote, which ABC's Dan Harris labeled a "bold move". Show More Summary

CBS Reveals 'Major Task' Remains of Creating ObamaCare Infrastructure; ABC, NBC Censor

Wednesday's CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three morning show to spotlight Henry Chao's stunning revelation to Congress – that a significant portion of the I.T. infrastructure needed to support HealthCare.gov has yet to be built. Show More Summary

‘Unintimidated:’ Gov. Scott Walker’s book details death threats during hostile time

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The images of late winter 2011 are seared into Wisconsin’s collective consciousness. The sea of humanity cluttering the state Capitol. The protests. The chanting. The screaming. The signs. What the national cameras missed were the threats of violence directed at Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow...

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 17 Nov 13

This week, Bruce, Michael and Dale discuss Obamacare’s failure, and the triumph of socialism in NYC. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you [...]

ABC, CBS Notice Obama's 'Lowest Ever' Approval Rating; NBC Out to Lunch

On Tuesday, ABC's World News and CBS Evening News both reported the latest poll numbers from the "respected" Quinnipiac University, as CBS's Scott Pelley labeled the institution, regarding President Obama's "lowest ever" approval rating, along with Americans' dim view of the politician's honesty. Show More Summary

CBS, ABC Point Out 'Very Troubled' HealthCare.gov is 'Far Short' of Sign-Up Goal; NBC Punts

ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday both picked up the Wall Street Journal's Monday revelation about the HealthCare.gov website – that "fewer than 50,000 people had successfully navigated the troubled federal health-care...Show More Summary

CBS's Garrett: 'Desperate' Obama Admin. Hopes to 'End ObamaCare Blues'

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Major Garrett emphasized the Obama administration was "desperate" to reverse the debacle over its so-called Affordable Care Act, twice asserting the executive branch was trying to "end the ObamaCare blues". Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 10 Nov 13

This week, Bruce, Michael and Dale discuss Obamacare and the end of antibiotics. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at [...]

Surprise: CBS Notices De Blasio's 'Very Liberal Campaign'; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch

In a move as rare as finding a four-leaf clover, Norah O'Donnell actually disclosed on Wednesday's CBS This Morning that New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio ran a "very liberal campaign". Jeff Pegues also noted how the "52-year-old liberal" is a "proponent of...taxing the wealthy". Show More Summary

Sheriff Clarke: John Doe case shows Milwaukee D.A. is ‘weaponized for political purposes’

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Earlier this year, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. urged county residents to be prepared to protect themselves. Confronted by budget cuts, law enforcement couldn’t be counted on to quickly serve and protect. “With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no...

ADM could get millions in tax breaks to stay in Chicago

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Archer Daniels Midland would be a clear winner in the tax break package that could come before the Illinois Legislature this week. WIN, WIN: Illinois gets to keep ADM, Manar’s Decatur gets 500 jobs. The agribusiness giant would get tax credits for the 200 jobs it...

NBC Frets: Nobel-Prize-Winning 'Rock Star' Obama Now 'Subject of Europe's Scorn'

Showing more concern for President Obama's popularity than the national security implications of the latest leaks in the NSA spying scandal, on Monday's NBC Today, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell lamented: "When he was a candidate, Barack Obama was a rock star in Europe. Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 27 Oct 13

This week, Bruce, Michael and Dale discuss Obamacare and the end of antibiotics. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at [...]

CBS Presses Krauthammer to Diagnose GOP: 'Do You Think The Party Needs Some Psychiatry?'

Obama donor Gayle King and Charlie Rose strongly hinted that conservatives/Republicans needed psychiatric help during a segment with Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. King asked the licensed psychiatrist, "You talk in your book about your medical training in psychiatry and about...how powerful denial can be. Show More Summary

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