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IRS Tells Citigroup to Keep $38 Billion in Tax Breaks

To help get Citigroup out from under government control, the IRS has decided the bank can keep $38 billion in tax breaks—an amount that is likely to turn the government’s bailout investment into a financial loss. When Washington made the decision ...   read more

Congress Funds Defense Programs Obama Doesn’t Want

Dr. Frankenstein would be proud.   When it comes to bringing the dead back to life, Congress is dogged in reviving defense programs that the Pentagon wants to kill. The 2010 defense budget, like others before it, was submitted to lawmakers witho...   read more

Human Rights Situation in Arab World Getting Worse

Efforts to improve the human rights situation in Arab countries have amounted to little more than broken promises since Sept. 11, according to the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Arab and Western governments pledged beginning in 2004 to ...   read more

Monsanto Muscles Out Competition in Seed Business

With a near monopoly over the biotech gene market covering soybeans and corn, Monsanto has been able to dictate the terms of business for rivals who use the agribusiness’s genetically modified seeds. After obtaining confidential contracts, the Ass...   read more

House Financial Reform Bill: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

House Democrats narrowly passed a Wall Street reform plan on Friday, sending to the Senate a mixed bag of changes that was both praised and criticized by consumer advocates. Detractors of the financial industry were happy with the idea of creating...   read more

U.S. Prison Population Larger Than That of 12 States

Even though growth in the U.S. prison population has been declining this decade, the total number of people behind bars still is greater than the number of Americans living in almost one quarter of the states. From 2007 to 2008 the prison populati...   read more

Nurses Unite to Increase Voice in Healthcare Debate

Nurses from one end of the United States to another have formed the largest nurses union to date to give them a greater voice in the health care debate and expand their ranks. The new National Nurses United will represent about 150,000 nurses foll...   read more

Rejected Meat Ends Up in School Lunch Programs

American children stand a better chance of getting a safe meal at Jack in the Box than they do from their school lunch program. An investigation by USA Today found the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides meat and poultry to schoo...   read more

Obama Administration Unveils Open Government Initiative

To demonstrate President Barack Obama’s commitment to making the U.S. government more transparent and accessible to Americans, the White House has issued an Open Government directive which spells out how various federal agencies will make certain ...   read more

Warning that Saddam Hussein Could Launch WMD in 45 Minutes Came from Cab Driver

Taxi drivers can be a source of valuable information, from how to get to an important meeting on time to where to stay when in town. But relying on them for military intelligence that helped start the decade’s most controversial war?   According...   read more

IRS Auctions Off 7,100 Acres of Sioux Land in South Dakota

When it comes to collecting back taxes, nothing is too sacred for the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS last week auctioned off more than 7,000 acres of land in Central South Dakota belonging to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, which owed $3.1 million ...   read more

Democrats Slash Medicare Homecare Funds to Pay for Coverage for Uninsured

Democrats and Republicans spent part of last week trading places when it came to being tough on crime and defending the meek. After liberal Senator Al Franken (D-MN) pushed forward an amendment that left Republicans reeling from accusations of bei...   read more

Senators Force First-Ever Medicare-For-All Vote

Supporters of a single-payer health care system have not yet given up the fight in the U.S. Senate, where a vote will soon take place on an amendment creating a Medicare-for-all type of system. The plan is the brainchild of Senator Bernie Sanders ...   read more

Health Reporters Protest FDA Press Restrictions

In order for journalists to interview employees of the Food and Drug Administration, they must first ask permission of the agency—a requirement deemed unacceptable by numerous organizations representing media professionals. The groups, as well as ...   read more

The Other Afghanistan Surge: Contractors

While the media focuses on the number “30,000” (as in the number of new troops being sent to Afghanistan), an even larger number has widely been ignored: 100,000. This figure represents approximately the number of contractors working in the countr...   read more

Loss of U.S. Missile Production Monitors in Russia Leads to Partisan Finger-Pointing Back Home

Since the end of the Cold War, a small group of American arms control inspectors has been stationed in Votkinsk, Russia, to verify how many new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are produced by the United States’ former adversary. But as...   read more
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2913 to 2928 of about 3262 News
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IRS Tells Citigroup to Keep $38 Billion in Tax Breaks

To help get Citigroup out from under government control, the IRS has decided the bank can keep $38 billion in tax breaks—an amount that is likely to turn the government’s bailout investment into a financial loss. When Washington made the decision ...   read more

Congress Funds Defense Programs Obama Doesn’t Want

Dr. Frankenstein would be proud.   When it comes to bringing the dead back to life, Congress is dogged in reviving defense programs that the Pentagon wants to kill. The 2010 defense budget, like others before it, was submitted to lawmakers witho...   read more

Human Rights Situation in Arab World Getting Worse

Efforts to improve the human rights situation in Arab countries have amounted to little more than broken promises since Sept. 11, according to the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Arab and Western governments pledged beginning in 2004 to ...   read more

Monsanto Muscles Out Competition in Seed Business

With a near monopoly over the biotech gene market covering soybeans and corn, Monsanto has been able to dictate the terms of business for rivals who use the agribusiness’s genetically modified seeds. After obtaining confidential contracts, the Ass...   read more

House Financial Reform Bill: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

House Democrats narrowly passed a Wall Street reform plan on Friday, sending to the Senate a mixed bag of changes that was both praised and criticized by consumer advocates. Detractors of the financial industry were happy with the idea of creating...   read more

U.S. Prison Population Larger Than That of 12 States

Even though growth in the U.S. prison population has been declining this decade, the total number of people behind bars still is greater than the number of Americans living in almost one quarter of the states. From 2007 to 2008 the prison populati...   read more

Nurses Unite to Increase Voice in Healthcare Debate

Nurses from one end of the United States to another have formed the largest nurses union to date to give them a greater voice in the health care debate and expand their ranks. The new National Nurses United will represent about 150,000 nurses foll...   read more

Rejected Meat Ends Up in School Lunch Programs

American children stand a better chance of getting a safe meal at Jack in the Box than they do from their school lunch program. An investigation by USA Today found the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides meat and poultry to schoo...   read more

Obama Administration Unveils Open Government Initiative

To demonstrate President Barack Obama’s commitment to making the U.S. government more transparent and accessible to Americans, the White House has issued an Open Government directive which spells out how various federal agencies will make certain ...   read more

Warning that Saddam Hussein Could Launch WMD in 45 Minutes Came from Cab Driver

Taxi drivers can be a source of valuable information, from how to get to an important meeting on time to where to stay when in town. But relying on them for military intelligence that helped start the decade’s most controversial war?   According...   read more

IRS Auctions Off 7,100 Acres of Sioux Land in South Dakota

When it comes to collecting back taxes, nothing is too sacred for the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS last week auctioned off more than 7,000 acres of land in Central South Dakota belonging to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, which owed $3.1 million ...   read more

Democrats Slash Medicare Homecare Funds to Pay for Coverage for Uninsured

Democrats and Republicans spent part of last week trading places when it came to being tough on crime and defending the meek. After liberal Senator Al Franken (D-MN) pushed forward an amendment that left Republicans reeling from accusations of bei...   read more

Senators Force First-Ever Medicare-For-All Vote

Supporters of a single-payer health care system have not yet given up the fight in the U.S. Senate, where a vote will soon take place on an amendment creating a Medicare-for-all type of system. The plan is the brainchild of Senator Bernie Sanders ...   read more

Health Reporters Protest FDA Press Restrictions

In order for journalists to interview employees of the Food and Drug Administration, they must first ask permission of the agency—a requirement deemed unacceptable by numerous organizations representing media professionals. The groups, as well as ...   read more

The Other Afghanistan Surge: Contractors

While the media focuses on the number “30,000” (as in the number of new troops being sent to Afghanistan), an even larger number has widely been ignored: 100,000. This figure represents approximately the number of contractors working in the countr...   read more

Loss of U.S. Missile Production Monitors in Russia Leads to Partisan Finger-Pointing Back Home

Since the end of the Cold War, a small group of American arms control inspectors has been stationed in Votkinsk, Russia, to verify how many new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are produced by the United States’ former adversary. But as...   read more
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