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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Dec 30, 2015 5:00 AM | 175
As congressional Republicans and Democrats sparred over the reach of federal Inspectors General in the waning days of 2015, lawmakers ignored years of fraud and abuse during their watch.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 21, 2015 5:22 PM | 7
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina touted her education policies in eastern Iowa on Friday, pushing local control. Fiorina said “there are several ways” to shift money back to states and localities, including using block grants,” according to The Des Moines Register. “But first we have to go to zero-based budgeting, so we can examine every dollar in the federal [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Dec 18, 2015 5:00 AM | 27
In a pre-holiday rush, Congress ditched reforms that would have reined in the controversial EB-5 investor visa program. “No reforms. No plugs to national security. No safeguards against fraud and abuse,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on the eve of expected House approval.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Dec 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 32
State licensing and regulatory boards no longer have protection from Roosevelt-era antitrust laws, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Dec 11, 2015 5:00 AM | 27
Saying the controversial EB-5 immigration system is “loaded with fraud and abuse,” Sen. Charles Grassley wants to tighten the program that grants U.S. visas to foreign nationals.
By Rob Nikolewski | Watchdog.org | Nov 30, 2015 5:43 PM | 120
A decision Monday by EPA regarding ethanol and the nation's Renewable Fuel Standard alienated just about everyone.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Oct 29, 2015 5:00 AM | 776
A lawsuit filed on Wednesday challenges “burdensome and arbitrary” occupational licensing rules for hair braiding in Iowa.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Oct 23, 2015 1:05 PM | 48
Gov. Pete Ricketts' security detail is logging big time overtime following him around the world, but not all governors even have full-time protection.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org | Jun 26, 2015 5:00 AM | 10
Embrace Obamacare, or throw the mentally ill in prison. According to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, those are a state's only options.
By Rob Nikolewski | Watchdog.org | Jun 15, 2015 5:00 AM | 31
The EPA wants wants more cellulosic biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Supporters say that's great but critics seriously doubt the targets can be met.


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