The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing U.S. involvement in the NATO-led mission in Libya, a small step forward for those in Congress seeking a path out of a stubborn legal stalemate with the White House.
The United States spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan — more than NASA's entire budget, NPR reported.
Speaking today to the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reported that cuts to military spending would mean a military that “will be able to go fewer places and be able to do fewer things.”
Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya...
GUAM – The U.S. Navy today set a June 21 deadline for bids on the Mamizu multiple award construction contract and said it will start off the $3 billion in works with a seed project "immediately" after the prime contractors are chosen.
The defense bill that just passed the House of Representatives includes a back-door fund that lets individual members of Congress funnel millions of dollars into projects of their choosing. This is happening despite a congressional ban on earmarks
Delivery of first-class mail is falling at a staggering rate. Facing insolvency, can the USPS reinvent itself like European services have—or will it implode?
For all the rhetoric about cutting government spending, NASA’s space mission remains sacred in Congress.
The son of a Wisconsin lobbyist whose firm heavily donated to Gov. Scott Walker (R) has unexpectedly quit his appointed post just days after media reports criticized the governor for picking him over candidates far more qualified for the lavishly pai
Sometimes, the methods to produce results are counter-intuitive. For example, skillful pruning of grape vines is essential to the production of vineyards, and cutting back a rose bush promotes its growth. Based on experience, we can learn where cutti
This was a great hearing about a goodly waste of a very large amount of money that didn't need to get spent, and should be stopped if there is anything left. This program originally gave the Dept of Energy 45.2 billion, but then soon robbed the p
A 2009 GAO study of 96 major defense acquisition programs found that almost two-thirds of them suffered major cost overruns — 40 percent above contract prices, over all — with average delays of nearly two years. Those overruns totaled close to $300 b
Defense of the nation (for the the Boeing Co. $35 billion defense contract), of course, had nothing to do with it, since the end of the Cold War also ended the need for midair refueling of the nuclear-armed bombers intended to retaliate after a Sovie
The Federal Government spends $18 billion per year on 47 separate job training programs run by nine different agencies.
The U.S. government has more than 100 programs dealing with surface transportation issues, 82 monitoring teacher quality, 80 for economic development, 47 for job training, 20 offices or programs devoted to homelessness and 17 different grant programs
"tens of billions of dollars have failed to achieve their intended use in Iraq and Afghanistan," according to an interim study draft report obtained by the Associated Press.
The U.S. government has wasted tens of billions of dollars on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan and must make sweeping changes to avoid similar mistakes in the future, according to a report by the Commission on Wartime Contracting.
What is it with the left and their attempts to make sure that nothing the right does or says EVER gets any credit or viewing - we just wrote an article detailing the attacks on real viable cuts and now attacks on fixes for two entitlement programs do
Across the Nation simple folk have wondered how Congress has completely misinterpreted questions from the average citizen. Now, Timmy Technology has come forward to explain the disconnect. “It’s simple really” he is quoted as saying from his pa
The omnibus spending bill includes $450 million to keep the alternate-engine program for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter -- a defiance, as has been noted, of the White House's and Pentagon's long-standing objectives.
The FDA has apparently decided that a certain sector of milk production in the United States does not have enough regulation in sales, barter or sharing. This agency would direct one to this statement: “Risks… include exposure to infectious disea
Americans are angry. Don't get in their way ...
Rock Springs, WY (October 12, 2010)—Amid nationwide protests, today 122 more healthy wild horses were rounded up by helicopter in the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex. The current three-day roundup total is 320, not inclu
Video - With the economy sliding deeper into a recession, panelists discuss whether it's time to stop throwing our money into a massive pit out in the desert.
President Obama says we can't afford to keep our money: he needs it for the deficit. How about this cool $50 million gift to the UN to replace stoves in foreign countries? Hillary Clinton is going to announce it at husband, Bill's world poverty confe
"...Communist Cuba has finally figured out that everyone cannot work for government - at least not if you want your people to prosper, or your economy to avoid insolvency and bankruptcy."
This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.
School administrators denied having correspondence about it, and students found shredded documents about the visit in the administration’s dumpster. Palin gave the speech June 25, and was paid $75,000.
Due to new Homeland Security grants, Yuma County, Arizona's sheriff department has a new armored vehicle, and no longer needs their old one. Did I mention it has a Rolls Royce engine?
There has been a feeding frenzy at the Pentagon budget trough since the 9/11 attacks. Pretty much anything the military chiefs and industry lobbyists pitched, Congress approved–no matter the cost and no matter if the weapons programs were over budget