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Funds for Disaster Aid Running Low

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has halted rebuilding projects dating to Hurricane Katrina and has opted to pay for only the “immediate needs” of disaster-torn communities as funding for the agency dries up.

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 READ MORE


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EU Moves to Defend the Euro

Despite sounding more like an arcade than a currency oversight organization, European Union leaders have agreed to set up an official bailout fund for eurozone members as soon as 2013, doing “whatever is required” to defend the beleaguered currency.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010 READ MORE



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U.S. Tries to Break Copenhagen Deadlock

In a move to ostensibly “save” the United Nations’ climate talks in Copenhagen, the U.S. has pledged to support a $100 billion multilateral fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change and develop environmentally friendly technologies.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 READ MORE


Worst Timing Ever for Bush & Co.

While the British plane-bombing suspects allegedly were planning their attacks, the Bush administration was seeking to quietly divert funds for developing new technologies that could have scanned for liquid explosives.

Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE


NYU Prof Launches Experiment in ‘Open-Source’ Journalism

It’s called NewAssignment.net, and the idea is for everyday citizens to fund specific reporting projects that will be assigned to professional journalists. This could be the birth of an entirely new paradigm in reporting: professionals and amateurs working together in a truly networked way. Check it out.

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Suicide of Capitalism

When the Long Term Capital Management hedge fund went belly up in 1998, it nearly wrecked world markets. So why are we allowing well-connected Republicans to prevent the SEC from staving off the next catastrophe?

Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


Questions About 3 Republicans’ Land Deals

The House speaker cleared a cool $2 million from the sale of land near a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds. Two other GOP congressmen had similar questionable dealings in their own districts. The Washington Post has the goods.

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


Sanity: House Doesn’t Up Funds for Abstinence-Only Programs

Maybe it was towering piles of evidence attesting to the fact that virginity pledges don’t work, but whatever it was, Congress declined to add more funds to abstinence-until-marriage programs. (Via Salon.)

Posted on Jun 18, 2006 READ MORE


Feds Cut Anti-Terror Funding in NYC, D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security slashed anti-terrorism money for Washington and New York in favor of cities like Jacksonville and Sacramento. Stunner: “A DHS risk scorecard for the city asserted that the home of the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge has ‘zero’ national monuments or icons.”

Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


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