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Watchdog Wire Weekly Wrap: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Watchdog Wire!

Here are our top stories this Thanksgiving week.

COLORADO TAXPAYERS FINANCE GRUBER-GATE

Approximately $300,000 of government money was used to finance MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s analysis of the State Health Insurance Exchange in 2011.

Watchdog Wire is thankful for Joshua Sharf’s  investigation into the shady way we were sold Obamacare.

ANTHONY BROWN’S CAMPAIGN DIDN’T REPAY LABOR GROUP’S LOAN ON TIME

Failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown has more trouble than just losing the election—he has an extant loan that he failed to pay by the deadline.

We’re thankful for Brad Matthews taking a close looks at this situation in his home state.

POLLING STATION JUDGE SHARES INSIDE VIEW OF ELECTION REFORMS

“As chief judge at a precinct in Raleigh this year, I had an inside view of North Carolina’s election reforms. I covered the May primary, July run-off, and November midterm elections.”

Denise Stetter is thankful for election reforms.

CLEVELAND-AREA MAYOR SUES BLOGGERS FOR $25,000 FOR CRITICISM

Jeffrey Lansky, the mayor of the Cleveland suburb of Maple Heights, is suing husband and wife William and Lynde Brownlee. Their offense? Posting criticism of his administration on their blog Maple Heights News.

We’re thankful for the First Amendment, but as Stephanie Kreuz reports, this lawsuit is a threat to free speech.

NEW FEDERAL DIETARY GUIDELINES ARE A MEATY ISSUE

While greenies and vegetarians are chomping at the bit, er, kale, to force Americans to eat less meat, the folks who write our nation’s dietary guidelines are finishing their recommendations for 2015.

Watchdog Wire’s Josh Kaib is thankful for meat this Thanksgiving season.

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