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The United States of America is waging several wars with dubious legal sanction in domestic or international law. The U.S. military stands astride the Greater Mideast .... Finally, the boondoggle of all boondoggles, the original unwinnable war: Afghanistan. In this case, al-Qaida did once operate there and ...
The city "sued us as a calculated strategy to delay and avoid disclosure of the requested records, and stonewall the public, in order to conceal sensitive information about a multi-million dollar boondoggle project", says the network's director, Jeff Salt. The Supreme Court will decide, but now in 2018, it looks ...

There was a time in the early 20th century when the United States was viewed by the world as a paragon of immigration policy. Then a rising power that solidified its grip on a continent by settling immigrants from far and wide on disputed land, the United States established the world's first federalized ...
The Dale plant would produce diesel fuel and would be the first of its kind in the United States. Coal gasification, on the other hand, takes coal and turns it into something similar to natural gas. It's considered cleaner than coal because part of the process – called Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, ...
Perhaps his most notable failure was attempting to eliminate the Department of Education, an unnecessary Cabinet-level agency created by Jimmy Carter, reportedly as the fulfillment of a campaign promise to the National Education Association, the largest labor union in the United States, which backed ...
It's a problem that has eluded top statesmen for nearly two decades: what to do with the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors—children who grew .... But the goal was to reach a deal that would work for our participants, not necessarily the real U.S. Congress and Donald Trump.

“Republicans control government and are going to allow a spending increase of a quarter of a trillion dollars, second only in the past decade to the Obama spending stimulus boondoggle? And run a $1 trillion deficit? It makes no sense. And it's certainly not what we told the American people we would do ...
There is nothing wrong with a state-based model to circumvent the boondoggle that is the federal government these days. Just ask nurses, a group of health care providers notably absent from the United States of Care board. In California, where premiums on plans made available through the ACA ...
The implication that West Germany, a democratic nation aligned with the United States, was really a fascist power was taken seriously only by the world's most fanatical communist party members. West Berlin mayor Willy Brandt called it the Wall of Shame, a term that quickly passed into popular usage.
The U.S. Congress, with the President's endorsement, has handed over a massive tax break to corporations and individuals who don't need it. Temporary crumbs are being ... We have to start doing something to bring our jobs back to the United States and create more jobs. At the rate we were going our ...
New York Times Applauds Donald Trump for a New Attempt at an Old Corporate Boondoggle ... Policy at the University at Albany, published an article on opportunity zones, tracing their effectiveness in both the United States and the United Kingdom — where the concept originated in the early 1980s.
Though experts say it could take decades to develop stem cell treatments for these diseases, Celltex is one of more than 350 businesses in the United States marketing treatments that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a 2016 study by professors at the University of ...
In the meantime, the atomic airplane, another would-be follow-on to the B-52 that had also proved to be an expensive boondoggle, was also cancelled. .... along with their highly qualified air crew and maintainers, have been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the United States.
Every single congressperson should have their pay deducted until they do the job they are paid to do instead of making people work for free or sit at home unpaid when they had nothing to do with this boondoggle in Congress. What a terrible example for our children. Once again the Democrats have put ...
He was one of the most polarizing figures in the United States during his final few years of life. He was not the cuddly creature we re-invent every King ... Most of that money — $18 billion — supposedly would pay for Trump's border wall boondoggle. Other funds could be employed for internal immigration ...
The concept of a wall between the United States and Mexico is obscene, absolutely unnecessary and will not serve its intended purpose, regardless of ... out to your members of Congress and ask them to reject, in any form, this $18 billion boondoggle and international embarrassment to the United States.
As a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018, I urge all Delawareans to consider the value of two federally funded infrastructure projects now underway in Delaware costing hundreds of millions of dollars. These two projects are siphoning off funds needed elsewhere for more important infrastructure needs.

... Tunnel Project, and the urgency of moving this forward for the Boston-Washington corridor,” said Brian Murray. “We are confident that, as the White House advances an infrastructure proposal this year, federal funding for the most important transportation project in the United States will be addressed.” ...
... called reform efforts in the Garden State and elsewhere one of the most “outrageous, irresponsible government boondoggles ever created.” “A bad idea on steroids,” is how the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, an industry trade group, described it in a nearly five-minute spot on its website.
Matt WelchBack when then-president Barack Obama used to lament and lament some more that the United States no longer builds amazing infrastructure projects like the Golden Gate Bridge (setting aside for the moment that it wasn't the federal government that created America's finest span), buzzkills like ...
As the US Congress contemplates reviving a Cold War-era program of putting ballistic-missile interceptors in space, scientists have lambasted the idea as impractical at best, and life-threatening at least. Echoing 20th century political moves, Congress has asked the Pentagon the investigate the possibility ...
... candidate in Mississippi for the office of United States senator. ... coal gasification plant that in so many ways has been a boondoggle has ...
... companies, and as yet another taxpayer-supported boondoggle. ... that the United States is already far down the road of socialized medicine.
... the whole boondoggle, and environmentalist crusaders are not happy. ... even smaller than the benefits of mitigation for the United States!
... Anderson called the Narrows project the "Boondoggle of the Year" in an article published in local newspapers all across the United States.
... but has avoided the reality that the proposed wall is a boondoggle. ... the taxi and walk south for twenty minutes and be in the United States.
... and has been particularly abysmal in the United States, where it has ... recent examples of public spending boondoggles, like Boston's “Big ...
The rule's transformation from boon to boondoggle, as laid out in a draft ... possible to isolate climate damages in the United States, it would be ...
They portray the United States as a backwards nation for not having a national paid-leave program. Yet the paid-leave idea has a growing ...
Armscor import 1911 pistols are designed and manufactured by Armscor in Marikina, Philippines, and distributed in the United States by ...
... wall, a ferociously expensive boondoggle that was already facing stiff ... and deporting young people brought to the United States as children, ...
... “We're very confident that the Congress of the United States is going to ... wasteful spending on boondoggles like FEMA should be trimmed to ...
... on the bullet train boondoggle, and abandon it for the sinking ship that it is. ... who were brought illegally to the United States as children. Yes ...
... project — one of the most expensive per capita in the United States. ... or have the biggest boondoggle in the country," said Keith Millhouse, ...
This is why we ended up with a representative democracy in the United States with institutions like a bicameral legislature with equal ...
Meanwhile, Goodlatte has absolutely no concerns about the current President of the United States and his administration's continuing love ...
Aborted reactors are not only a risk in the United States. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, elected in May on an anti-nuclear platform, ...
The United States will risk its perfect credit rating if Congress fails to raise ... be nothing more than a bumper-sticker boondoggle," Leahy said.
Those familiar with some of the boondoggles that resulted from the grants given in the early years of the federal Energy Department shudder at that idea.
The other side of the glory-to-come in those years of remarkable peace in the United States was to be the passivity of a demobilized populace that (except for periodic thank-yous to its military) would have next to nothing to do with distant wars ...
Cosby, who is represented by two Constitutional attorneys in the case, maintained that none of the literature distributed by the Canton Tea Party, Expose Bobo Boondoggle Now, the Citizens Review and Recommendation Committee, Georgians for Healthcare ...
While Antarctica has indeed been a showcase for international collaboration and peace since then, there's still a geopolitical and strategic undertone to the presence of the United States here. Until the 1980s .... JERRY GUO | Caption. Your Ice Time ...
They don't talk about what the Government Accounting Office of the U.S. Congress said years ago, that 10 percent of all healthcare expenditures in this country goes down the drain because of computerized billing fraud and abuse.
Boondoggles up for elimination did not meet this demand. In several instances, even a price tag of free makes the programs prohibitively expensive.
To front taxpayer money for such a ridiculous project would be a scandal, and Trump's promise that Mexico will reimburse the United States for the wall later is as disingenuous as his promise that they'd pay for it in the first place. On what planet ...
There were several ideas how to render some immediate help - albeit miniscule -- for the $200-plus million boondoggle. But after ... Economics: No additional tax money means no additional income in any municipality in the United States. No additional ...
I suggest that he get the money instead from the myriad wasteful boondoggles in the military budget such as: the F-35 fighter jet that has wasted $850 billion, Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" program that, after 45 years and $210 billion, has still doesn't ...
Bernie Sanders, Vt.- I? Those familiar with some of the boondoggles that resulted from the grants given in the early years of the Federal Energy Department shudder at that idea.
The recent leaks from the Democratic Party in the United States demonstrated the co-ordinated global movement, funded by billionaire activists, to influence local politics.
Everyone agrees that the way the United States taxes business profits needs an overhaul. ... It would not raise the price of imports by anywhere near 20 percent, nor would it bring millions of manufacturing jobs back to the United States. .... The ...


 

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