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Staff at embattled Phoenix VA pocketed bonuses, hefty salaries

 
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Staff at embattled Phoenix VA pocketed bonuses, hefty salaries

The embattled VA Medical Center  in Phoenix, Arizona, which is accused of letting 40 veterans die while waiting for care, doled out millions of dollars in bonuses and unusually high salaries according to a Freedom of Information Act. From Fox News: From 2011 to 2013, over $843,000 in bonuses was awarded to about half the […]


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Why are US taxpayers subsidizing Brazilian granite?

A few weeks ago, the House reauthorized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S corporations who set up shop outside the United States. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor celebrated the passage of corporate welfare despite a majority of House Republicans being against the measure. According to The Washington […]


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Rand Paul to filibuster Barron nomination over drones

Senator Rand Paul issued a statement yesterday saying he intends to filibuster Professor David Barron’s nomination to the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: “I’ve read David Barron’s memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation, and I am not satisfied. While the President forbids me from […]


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Ron Paul talks about the high cost of government regulation


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Teen hospital patient dies after being tased by police

A 19-year-old has died after being tased by Baltimore City Police while he was a patient at a local hospital. From CBS Baltimore: The death of a 19-year-old hospital patient this week is the focal point of a Baltimore City Police investigation after they say one of their officers tased the teen who was in […]


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