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Yaël Ossowski is a consumer advocate, writer, and radio host. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages.

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FL: Voter ID still going strong, ensuring ‘one person, one vote’

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA —  As county election officials thumbed through the 2 million ballotscast during the Aug. 14 party primary election in Florida, a state judge nearly 1,000 miles away was preparing his ruling on a law closely mirroring the voter identification requirements in the Sunshine State. The next day, Aug. 15, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson rendered […]

FL: Stearns finally bows out after newcomer Yoho imposes term limit

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog CORAL GABLES—It took only a margin of a few hundred votes to topple a powerful 24-year incumbent of Capitol Hill. That was the fate of U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, of District 6, by political newcomer and large-animal veterinarian Ted Yoho ofGainesville on Tuesday night in the 3rd district’s GOP primary. The latest returns showed Yoho […]

FL: Mr. Smith goes to E-Washington: independent candidates seek direct democracy through net

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA— Consider the large grassroots movements of the past four years—including the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street—and you’re likely to conclude countless Americans believe the country is moving in wrong direction. That’s backed up by the latest Ramussen poll from Aug. 8. It reveals that only 27 percent of likely U.S. voters say the country is […]

FL: Capitol Vanguard podcast with Florida Watchdog on vote fraud, military spending and Obamacare

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE— On Aug. 7, Florida Watchdog Bureau Chief Yaël Ossowski, joined Capitol Vanguard reporter Will Patrick for a discussion about Florida’s top news stories. Topics covered in the podcast include attempts to overcome voter fraud, the growing absentee ballot scandal in Miami-Dade County, politicians protesting military sequestration cuts, and the newly upheld health care reform known as ‘Obamacare’ and its […]

FL: Senate report targets Sunshine State for-profit schools

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST PETERSBURG — Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate are blasting private colleges for high tuition rates and uncertain job prospects for students, but some researchers have countered that the problems are emblematic of all higher education, a result of virtuously limitless federal subsidies. A report by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, […]

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