Missouri Students’ Latest Target: The Campus Sushi Restaurant
Early into fall semester at the University of Missouri, a student wrote to the chancellor complaining about the logo for Sunshine Sushi, a restaurant in the Student Center.
The e-mail, entitled “Racism at Mizzou,” said that the logo closely resembled ...
Mizzou Records Show Students Feared Violence and Felt Targeted by Protesters
Days after protesters successfully toppled the University of Missouri’s president and chancellor last fall, a white student forwarded her professor a disturbing tweet that had made her fearful to come to class. “#Mizzou black students need to stop protesting ...
A Stimulus-Funded Manufacturing Facility Tanks
Carrier Corp. announced this week that it plans to shutter its Indianapolis manufacturing facility, laying off 1,400 workers and moving operations to Mexico.
Yet less than three years ago, the company received a $5.1 million stimulus-funded tax credit from the Department of ...
Assault Charge for Professor Who Called for ‘Muscle’ Against Student Reporter
Columbia’s city prosecutor has filed third-degree assault charges against Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor who infamously called for “muscle” to prevent a student reporter from covering a protest last November. Click is alleged to have yanked a ...
Missouri Prof Supporter: ‘Bring Back the Guillotine’
The Chronicle of Higher Education sympathetically described what was “surely the worst day of [one University of Missouri journalism professor’s] professional life” — November 9, 2015, when hundreds of outraged viewers emailed her after a viral video showed her calling for “muscle” ...
InsideClimate News: Journalism or Green PR?
When InsideClimate News won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for national reporting, one of its writers told the New York Times she hoped that people who considered her publication advocacy journalism would take note of the award and “stop making that ...
The Ten Most Ridiculous Ways the Government Wastes Your Money
Federal spending gets more ridiculous every year, and a new congressional report details 100 of the most egregious examples.
Following in the footsteps of chronic-waste chronicler Tom Coburn, Oklahoma senator James Lankford published “Federal Fumbles” late on Monday afternoon. The football-themed ...
The Immigration Crisis that Made Paris Possible
Looking at the notes I made while reporting from Eastern Europe last month, it’s striking how inevitable an event like Friday’s Paris massacres seemed to those on the ground. Top officials and intellectuals in Hungary and Austria described ...
Why Is Donald Trump Defending Burqas?
In yet another demonstration of his unsuitability for office, Donald Trump extolled the wearing of burqas and niqabs at length at his rally in New Hampshire earlier this week.
#ad#The comments, delivered in Trump’s typical yuk-it-up tone, are ...
Who Benefits from Syria’s Refugee Crisis: Human Smugglers
Belgrade, Serbia — The sea journey to Greece seemed less daunting from shore.
After all, 33-year-old Zakaria reasoned, his smuggler sent between 15 and 20 boats from the Turkish shorelines daily. “He had a lot of customers he helped,” Zakaria recalls. “If he ...
Eastern Europe’s Compassion Dilemma
Budapest and Belgrade — It began with a warning: The authorities had been eyeing 11-year-old Gene’s father, and they would soon arrest him. So Gene’s parents dressed him, abandoning their belongings and boarding the train through Hungary to Hegyeshalom, ...
In the Face of a Massive Influx of Migrants, Austria Worries and Wonders
Vienna, Austria — Lucy Balmanian’s life straddles the crisis overtaking Europe today. Born in Syria, she’s an Armenian Christian who has lived in Vienna for years, speaking impeccable English. So when she watches Austria grapple with the massive influx ...
Maine Cracks Down on Welfare-for-Drugs
On a muggy day last summer, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police raided the home and office of Herman “Rusty” Hoffman. They’d been investigating him for months, and what they found didn’t disappoint: 500 capsules ...
EPA Shrugs after Spilling Millions of Gallons of Toxic Water into a River in the Mountain States
Responding to a massive contaminated-water spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado and New Mexico declared states of emergency yesterday, allotting an initial sum of $1.75 million in taxpayer money to the cleanup effort.
Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation has announced ...
Obama’s Latest Executive Action: Spend Hundreds of Billions to Not Help the Environment
The Obama administration today announced its Clean Power Plan rules, which set limits on carbon emissions from power plants nationwide. At a White House event, President Obama trumpeted the rule as “the single most important step America has ever taken ...
Did Donald Trump Run a Scam University?
In June 2009, Richard and Shelly Hewson paid the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, an educational venture owned by businessman and now–presidential candidate Donald Trump, $21,490 for classes that promised to teach them how to flip homes for profit. They ponied up the ...
Donald Trump Hasn’t Voted in the Last Six Presidential Primaries
When it comes to voting, Donald Trump must be hoping Americans will do as he says, and not as he does.
Records reviewed by National Review show that the mogul-turned-candidate never bothered to cast his vote in the past six ...
Cybersecurity Incompetence Pervaded Obamacare’s Rollout, Long Before China’s Recent Cyberattack
The recent Chinese cyberattack that compromised the data of as many as 4.2 million public employees — one of the biggest thefts of federal data in U.S. history — has given new urgency to longstanding concerns over the cybersecurity of HealthCare.gov ...
The NLRB Sides with Despicably Racist Union Workers over Their Employer
On June 5, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a racist member of the United Steelworkers Union, forcing his employer not only to hire him back but also to give him back pay.
The NLRB argues that the ...
On Marcus Bright's Work History
Last week, I reported on the nonprofit called Education for a Better America, run by Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright. As I note in the story, EBA’s tax filings show several irregularities that charity ...
Expanding the Lifeline Phone Subsidy — Here Comes Obamanet
The Obama administration Thursday announced a plan to expand the troubled Lifeline program, which subsidizes phone service, to also include broadband coverage. Despite the enormous potential for even more waste, fraud, and abuse in a program already famous for such ...
Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit
Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, ...
Why Is an Israeli-American Billionaire Pouring Millions into the Clinton Foundation?
Weeks after Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the State Department objected to a proposed consultancy arrangement offered to Bill Clinton by media mogul Haim Saban, citing concerns about conflict of interest. Nevertheless, public records show that Saban’s nonprofit ...
Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show. Hmmm.
Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor ...
Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention
Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
#ad#Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs Enterprises, Comcast Corporation, ...
Energy Department Gives $259 Million 'Green' Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation
The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned.
But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a ...
Washington’s Redundant Fracking Regulations
Today the Department of Interior announced new fracking regulations for federal and Indian lands, issuing the first nationwide federal regulations of the booming industry.
The regulations include rules about wastewater disposal, standards for well construction, and requirements for disclosure of ...
Suspicious Fires at Al Sharpton's Offices
As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements.
As I write today ...
How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began
Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the president’s “go-to man” on race, according to multiple sources.
A New GSA Scandal Says ‘Aloha’?
A single General Services Administration region spent more than $61,000 on hotels in Hawaii last year, shelling out thousands of dollars at beachfront resorts, according to travel-card purchases reviewed by National Review.
The transactions reveal that Region 9 employees stayed in luxurious ...
Another Victory for Fracking in Colorado
Trustees of a small town straddling Colorado’s conservative Weld County and liberal Boulder County narrowly voted down an “emergency” one-year fracking moratorium last week.
Instead of imposing a moratorium, Erie trustees said, they will work with the oil and ...
Russian Money, U.S. Energy
Two new developments this week add to growing hunches that Russian money has made its way to the American environmentalist movement.
On Thursday afternoon, the Environmental Policy Alliance published a report detailing how a Bermuda-based company with numerous connections to ...
The Fracking Fracas over Earthquakes
Even the authors of the fracking-earthquake study think the reaction to it has gotten out of hand.
Despite the sensationalistic headlines and opinion pieces, fracking can trigger earthquakes only in very rare, very specific conditions, say the authors of the ...
U.S. Interior Secretary Criticizes Fracking Bans, Citing 'a Lot of Misinformation'
Recent local and state fracking restrictions are “the wrong way to go,” says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
She spoke only weeks after New York imposed a fracking ban, a decision the state justified by citing a much-criticized state department of ...
How Andrew Cuomo Wants to Impoverish New Yorkers
Thanks to an announcement from the state Department of Health today, New Yorkers will miss out on a multi-billion-dollar industry that has made other states rich.
The decision, a ban on fracking, has little to do with sound science and ...
Peru: Greenpeace Activists Wreaked Havoc on Ancient World Heritage Site
Greenpeace activists who trespassed and set up pro-renewable-energy banners on ancient grounds may have irreparably scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site, says the Peruvian government.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, “The Nazca Lines are one of South America’...
The Supreme Court to Hear EPA Case, Just as Agency Proposes New Rules
The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have considered the economic expense while adopting its mercury-emissions rule, which utility companies claim carries a compliance cost of around $9.6 billion each year.
Meanwhile, the Obama ...
Government Employees Gone Wild, Part II
Seven months after their scandalous $823,000 Las Vegas conference featuring clowns and a mind-reader, General Services Administration staffers returned to the same resort and worked with the same controversial contractor, according to newly obtained records from the office of the inspector ...
Obama’s Bogus Climate Deal with China
When the United States and China announced a surprise carbon-emissions deal, the environmental Left squealed in delight. Al Gore declared it “groundbreaking progress from the world’s largest polluter” (i.e., China), while John Kerry patted himself on the back ...
Results in Colorado Governor's Race Not Expected Until Morning
Greenwood Village, Colorado — Coloradoans will likely have to wait until morning to know who their governor will be.
Governor John Hickenlooper, the Democrat incumbent, has told his supporters to go home and get some rest for the evening, and his ...
Colorado's Littlest Politicos
Greenwood Village, Colorado—Cory Gardner’s Senate victory makes it a big night for Republicans—and for Robert Case, 15, and his brother Alex Patterson, 13.
Grinning from ear to ear, the two siblings, who’ve volunteered extensively for Colorado’s Republican ...
Colorado Secretary of State Concerned about 'Discrimination Against Republicans' in Boulder
Boulder, Colo. – In liberal Boulder, controversy broke out at the ballot box today as Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler visited, criticizing County Clerk Hillary Hall for her stringent restrictions on election watchers.
“We’ve had a lot of problems ...
Denver — Boulder County Republicans and an election monitor filed suit this afternoon claiming Boulder County clerk and recorder Hillary Hall has refused to comply with election law’s transparency requirements, denying watchers reasonable access as they observe the count of ...
Taxpayers covered the costs for a supervisor in the Public Building Service of the General Services Administration to host a direct-sales Miche purse party for her subordinates, according to records from the GSA’s inspector general.
On March 29, 2012, the supervisor ...
Dysfunctional Disability Judges
The federal government’s disability fund is set to run a $75 billion cash-flow deficit this year, and the program’s own judges are reportedly responsible for running it into the ground. Congressional reports have highlighted allegations of disability judges’ rubber-stamping ...
Ebola Case Diagnosed in New York City
From the Wall Street Journal this evening:
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, according to an official familiar with the findings.
Study: EPA Low-Balled Costs of Carbon Regs
The Environmental Protection Agency may have significantly low-balled its cost estimates for its proposed Clean Power Plan rules, a new study by National Economic Research Associates suggests.
The rules, proposed in June, seek a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 ...
A source from the Kurdish armed forces in Iraq, known as peshmerga, recently provided National Review Online with video footage he says came from mobile phones found on the bodies of dead Islamic State fighters.
The first video shows a ...
Greens Mock a Breast-Cancer-Prevention Effort
An energy company’s charitable donation toward breast-cancer research was met last week with allegations of “pink-washing,” while the advocacy group Breast Cancer Action called its awareness-raising drill bits “the most ludicrous piece of pink sh*t” seen all year.
New Revelations about Mizzou Crisis
The University of Missouri’s vice chancellor for marketing and communications, Ellen De Graffenreid, received a disheartening e-mail last fall at the pinnacle of the crisis on campus. A disgruntled parent wrote to the university’s Board of Curators, describing ...
Carrier’s Mexico Move Was Entirely Predictable
Carrier Corporation garnered national attention last week with a gauche announcement that it would close down its Indianapolis manufacturing facility, lay off 1,400 workers, and move to Mexico — all this despite receiving millions in federal support to create domestic green jobs.
Unions Spend Members’ Dues on NFL Tickets
More than $1 million in union dues went to the National Football League during the last full year on record — and much of that money went to ticket purchases, National Review and the Center for Union Facts concluded after examining the ...
Trump’s Support for Ethanol Is Bad for Taxpayers and Their Cars
One of the most destructive environmental subsidies in the United States has found an enthusiastic supporter in Donald Trump.
“The EPA should ensure that biofuel . . . blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress,” he said yesterday in Iowa, adding ...
Big Labor Is Dropping Big Dollars on Luxury Goods
A Pittsburgh union already facing federal scrutiny over its questionable spending dropped nearly $42,000 at the designer retailer Burberry in 2015, according to Department of Labor records.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a probe into Boilermakers Local 154, which in recent years ...
Elizabeth Warren’s Close Ally Inside the Obama Administration
When Elizabeth Warren began her work as a special adviser at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in September 2010, her first e-mail went to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s trusted confidante.
“I’m taking a gulp of air — and you are ...
Al Sharpton's National Action Network Salary Went Up 70 Percent Last Year
Al Sharpton got a 70 percent raise from his nonprofit last year, bringing his compensation above $412,000, according to new tax records filed last week.
The leading nonprofit watchdog, Charity Navigator, says $150,000 is the median compensation for the top executive at comparable ...
The teachers’ union at Apollo-Ridge High School in western Pennsylvania has no qualms about spending members’ dues on liberal political causes — but when French instructor Linda Misja opted out of membership and tried to send her withheld dues money to ...
Report: DEA Employees Accused of Sexual Misconduct Were Given Bonuses
Most companies would fire employees caught patronizing prostitutes on the job; the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) gives them a bonus.
A new report by the Department of Justice inspector general (IG) found that in at least ten instances, DEA employees ...
Thank Germany for the Influx of Fake Syrians
Šid, Serbia — Few pause at the border between Serbia and Croatia. An observer might have thought the rush was caused by the rain, unrelenting on Sunday, turning the lush farmlands near Šid into a filthy, shoe-sucking quagmire. But rain was ...
Why So Many of Europe’s Migrants Are Men
Šid, Serbia — Mohammad Jamal al-Mousa would say his home was in Aleppo, but bombs from Bashar al-Assad’s planes razed the house. So now, just his family remains there, he says nervously. He thinks the place he left them is ...
On a frigid January night in 1988, 16,000 spectators packed into Atlantic City’s Convention Center to see 21-year-old Mike Tyson take on boxing legend Larry Holmes, 38. The event, marketed as “Heavyweight History,” sold out, with an even larger audience watching as ...
Donald Trump Has Mastered the Art of the Tax Break
Donald Trump received a $163.775 million tax break on Trump Tower, his upscale midtown Manhattan building.
The 68-story structure is home to several eponymous eating establishments, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, and Nike’s flagship store — as well as a Gucci shop ...
The EPA Spills a Million Gallons of Mine Waste into a Colorado River
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally spilled a million gallons of mine waste into Colorado’s Animas River yesterday. The river’s befouled waters turned a bright yellow, their acidity increasing by 100-fold, as officials warned of risks to fish ...
In Colorado, an Environmental Group Is Caught Misleadingly Listing Companies as Supporters
Jayne Morley wasn’t born in Craig, Colorado, but when a lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians threatened to shutter the Colowyo coal mine that was the economic lifeblood of her beloved adopted hometown, she vowed to “fight tooth ...
Electric Vehicles Sometimes Create More Pollution than Gas-Fueled Cars
On the east coast, electric cars actually create more pollution than their gasoline-burning counterparts, a new study through the National Bureau of Economic Research finds.
Policymakers have long assumed that cars run on electricity, not gasoline, are greener. But “rather ...
Local Democrats’ Uprising against Draconian Obama EPA Regs
Dozens of Democratic municipal and state politicians, minority leaders, and labor bosses have recently penned letters protesting the Obama administration’s proposed ozone rules, claiming that the sweeping regulations would have devastating economic consequences, particularly for America’s most vulnerable.
Billions Spent on Green Upgrades with no Proof that They Saved Energy
The federal government spent more than $4.28 billion in stimulus money on green upgrades to public buildings — but today, it has no idea if those huge expenditures actually made the facilities any more energy efficient.
“I don’t have the data ...
Even Obama's EPA Now Admits Fracking Hasn't Harmed Water Supplies
If it bleeds, it leads — a useful mantra for making sense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s comprehensive new study of fracking’s effects on America’s water supply.
The EPA has grown especially politicized under the Obama administration, so ...
Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control
The supposedly pro-woman Left has erupted into fury this past week, denouncing new legislation proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) that seeks to encourage over-the-counter status for birth control.
Salon’s Katie McDonough called the senator perpetually “full of ...
Inside One More Sketchy Sharpton-Family Nonprofit
Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique has recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained ankle — but the shakedown may not stop there.
New records reviewed by National Review show Sharpton’s daughter ...
Can Philadelphia’s ‘Johnny Doc’ Put His Brother on the Supreme Court?
As Ken Rocks ran for the executive board of Philadelphia’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 last fall, one of its powerful bosses, John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, mailed a letter to the thousands of electricians in the union attacking ...
Sierra Club Caught in Anti-Coal Fakery
A leading national watchdog group monitoring nonprofits has put the Sierra Club on its watch list after reports that three western North Carolina businesses accused the green group of listing them without permission as co-signatories on a “businesses beyond coal” ...
MSNBC’s Touré Has the Taxman on His Case
Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records reviewed by National Review.
In September 2013, New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68. Six months ...
Sharpton's Nonprofit Hosts Panel on 'Redistribution of Wealth: How Do We Get It & How Do We Keep It'
Al Sharpton’s National Action Network has released the schedule for its annual convention in New York City this week, and some of the panel titles may raise eyebrows.
On Thursday, attendees can attend a panel titled: “Corporate America: Shake ...
More Taxpayer $$$ to Another ‘Green’ Obama Backer
The Department of Energy last week announced a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa, Inc., supporting the manufacture of lightweight-aluminum auto bodies.
The resurrection of the DOE’s controversial fuel-efficient-vehicle loan program is a bad idea in light of the ...
The First-Class, Five-Star Rev
When he speaks at public colleges and universities, Al Sharpton flies first-class, stays in upscale hotels, travels to events in a chauffeured vehicle, and often brings a bodyguard or aide with him. He makes these demands on taxpayer-funded institutions, despite ...
Suspicious Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records
As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements.
The first fire began ...
Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings
President Obama vetoed legislation approving Keystone XL this afternoon, creating the latest and most significant challenge for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline.
“Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not ...
CMS to Release More Medicare Physician-Payment Data
In a major win for transparency, the federal government will regularly release hard-won data about billions of dollars in Medicare payments to doctors, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced.
Dow Jones & Co. successfully sued for the records last ...
So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals.
A Blow against Union Violence
Longtime labor boss Joseph Dougherty may spend the rest of his life in prison for running a Philadelphia ironworkers’ union like an organized-crime syndicate. A jury yesterday found him guilty on all six counts levied against him, including RICO conspiracy, ...
The End of Massachusetts' Offshore Cape Wind Project?
Massachusetts may be unable to proceed with its ambitious offshore Cape Wind project after two major purchasing partners terminated their agreements yesterday, citing missed deadlines for financing and construction.
National Grid had earlier agreed to purchase half of the energy ...
Nebraska, Oklahoma Challenge Colorado's Marijuana Legalization
Nebraska and Oklahoma filed suit in the Supreme Court yesterday, arguing that Colorado’s legalized marijuana has crossed into their borders. Given the increased burden on their law-enforcement and judicial systems, their ire is somewhat understandable — but also totally misplaced.
Bill de Blasio and the ‘Minor Offense’
While Bill de Blasio took to the radio to declare Eric Garner a “decent man” whose sale of loosie cigarettes was merely “a minor offense,” New York City’s legal team quietly prepared to throw the book at another black-market ...
New Report: Al Sharpton’s Tax Woes Continue
Al Sharpton drew a $241,545 salary from National Action Network in 2013, even as the social-justice organization’s finances worsened, with the nonprofit ending the year $1.33 million in debt, new tax filings show.
As the 2013 tax filings clearly show an organization in ...
Cracking Down on Maine’s Welfare Reform
Maine’s Republican governor won reelection largely on his welfare-reform agenda — and the federal government is not pleased.
Late last week, the Obama administration threatened to cut federal funding over one of Maine’s new anti-fraud measures, while the LePage ...
Energy Boom Means More Holiday Cash for Americans
The domestic energy boom is freeing up billions in cash for American families, just in time for the holidays, today’s New York Times reports:
The steepening drop in gasoline prices in recent weeks — spurred by soaring domestic energy production ...
Forty-five years ago, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh participated in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem that killed two men in their early 20s and wounded several more. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had hidden a bomb in a box ...
New Mexico has run into a time-consuming snag in its attempt to require most able-bodied adults to work for long-term food stamps.
After a legal battle with several advocacy groups, New Mexico’s Human Services Department announced Thursday that it ...
No Call Yet on Colorado Governor's Race
Greenwood Village, Colorado—Colorado’s gubernatorial race remains too close to call, Fox reports.
Republican Bob Beauprez, who lost a gubernatorial bid in 2006, maintains a slight lead at the moment, holding 48.3 percent of the vote compared to incumbent John Hickenlooper’...
Gardner Wins Colorado Senate Seat
Greenwood Village, Colorado — Cory Gardner has won Colorado, becoming the first Republican Senator in the state since 2002, Fox News and CNN are reporting.
With 65.1 percent reporting, Gardner has 50.8 percent of the vote, compared with Democrat Mark Udall’s 43.9 percent, by ...
Mail-in Voting May Not Benefit Dems in Colorado This Year
Denver, Colorado – On the chilly evening of November 3, Colorado’s election officials are already swamped. In an election center in downtown Denver, mail-in ballots whiz through high-tech machines that scan signatures for comparison, slice envelopes open for the retrieval of ...
The Department of Homeland Security blew at least $10,000 at a single Starbucks location in Alameda, Calif., and taxpayers footed the bill, according to a new report by Scott MacFarlane of NBC-4 Washington.
MacFarlane’s investigative report examines how the federal ...
Taxpayers covered the cost when a White House electrician ran up a $1,550 bill making personal calls to the Dominican Republic from his government phone, according to public records from the General Services Administration.
And that’s just one example of “...
Food Stamps, without Work Requirements
The Great Recession ended more than 1,900 days ago, and the national unemployment rate is 5.9 percent — but many able-bodied adults in 42 states nevertheless continue to collect long-term food-stamp benefits without working, volunteering, or training for a job.
Unless a state has ...
Under the guise of an anti-fracking initiative, environmental groups in two California counties have sneaked into a ballot measure language that would impose sweeping restrictions on the entire energy sector, banning even conventional oil- and gas-production methods that do not ...
The nation’s most effective welfare reformer may be the Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, and he’s under assault for it.
He’s used his powers as governor to change welfare practices to cut back on fraud and ...
'My Best Friend Was Sold Into ISIS Sex Slavery'
In Cosmopolitan today, I write about the tragic fate of two teenage best friends in Iraq. Hengi Abdullah only narrowly escaped the Islamic State, and today, she struggles to provide for her parents and 10 siblings, living as a destitute refugee ...
Philly Rep's Nonprofits Paid Out $5.8 Million to Ex-Staffers, Associates and Their Families
One of Philadelphia’s biggest power brokers, U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, used millions of dollars from nonprofits, some of them taxpayer-backed, to pay ex-staffers, friends, and their relatives, the Philadelphia Daily News reports this week:
Tax records reviewed by ...