Obama DOI employees paid millions while under investigation for misconduct, sexual harassment

The National Park Service spent the most on administrative leave among DOI agencies, with 69 employees on leave for nearly 62,000 hours at a cost of more than $2 million. Indian Affairs put the greatest number of employees on administrative leave at 83, for a total of nearly 55,000 hours, costing $1.8 million. Ethan Barton Daily Caller News Foundation Department […]

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Harry Reid’s pet judge violates civil rights of Bundy Ranch defendants

 Most of the prosecution’s witnesses (federal agents) were allowed to be in the court room before they took the stand, but potential witnesses for the defense have been restricted from hearing the trial before taking the stand. The prosecution witnesses have spoken of their fear, and were even allowed to cry on the stand, but the defense witnesses were told […]

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Is NCBA spending Beef Checkoff Program money to hurt independent ranchers?

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association appears to have supported USDA’s recent ruling to allow possible foot-and-mouth disease-infected South American beef to be brought into our domestic markets. NCBA is also fighting the new GIPSA rules that would end predatory market practices that are driving independent cattle producers out of business and off the land. Since NCBA has been administering the lion’s […]

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U.N.-linked conservation ‘connectivity’ projects gobbling up Idaho, Northwest

Each of these organizations are connected to UN NGOs such as the Nature Conservancy , Wilderness Society, and Wildlife Conservation Society. Don’t be fooled by the new UN addition in red, a disclaimer that unless the organization is in consultative status it does not connote affiliation with the UN. That is flat out not true. And like children playing in […]

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Oregon Standoff: Feds arrest blogger who revealed identities of FBI infiltrators

The presence of nine informants on the eastern Oregon refuge during the 41-day occupation last winter as well as six other informants who worked on the case for the FBI was revealed during testimony during the first trial of occupation leaders. Maxine Bernstein OregonLive California man who refused to remove blog posts outing FBI informants arrested Federal authorities have arrested […]

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Property rights hang in the balance in Wisconsin riverfront parcels taking case

…when the Murr children approached St. Croix County in 2004 to sell the vacant lot to finance improvements at their parents’ cabin, they were told they could neither sell nor develop the property thanks to regulations put in place in the 1970s. A 1975 county ordinance based on state regulations required a total area of at least an acre to […]

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Bunkerville Trial: FBI informant only ‘defendant’ to utter violent threats in entrapment videos

Every interview that was shown underscored the peaceful character of the defendants … until they played the interview with the FBI Informant. Greg Burleson uttered hateful and spiteful words on camera. He made violent threats, including stating that he “came to put some BLM agent Six Feet Under.” Shari Dovale Redoubt News Longbow Productions: FBI Reloaded Interviews of various defendants show […]

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U.S. Forest service ‘aggressively’ restricting cattle grazing in Okanogan County

An Okanogan County commissioner says the U.S. Forest Service has taken an aggressive stance to restrict cattle grazing in Okanogan County that may be part of a larger effort to do so throughout the West before former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as U.S. Agriculture Secretary. Dan Wheat Capital Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — An Okanogan County commissioner says the […]

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BLM proposal to cut Colorado grazing allotments in half

Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would cut a cattle grazing allotment on federal lands in half. They say it would kill their family businesses. Ryan Summerlin Post Independent It’s ranchers vs. the BLM in a grazing allotment squeeze Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would […]

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After 30 years, Pennsylvania farmer still fighting feds over illegal taking of property

It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about his right to repair drainage pipes that allowed him to farm some soggy ground. Jim Martin GoErie.com Background Posted January 12, 2017 It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed […]

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