The recent policies imposed by the House Appropriations Committee and the House Republican Caucus to ban for-profit earmarks and all ...Continue reading
In the middle of the night on Nov. 6, 1977, the Kelly Barnes Dam near Toccoa Falls, Georgia, gave way, unleashing a wall of water that killed 39 people. In a report, federal investigators blamed the failure on a combination ...
Earlier this week, the Senate passed an amendment to the unemployment extenders bill that would require the Secretary of the ...Continue reading
This article in the New Republic by Lisbet Rausing takes a look at the future of libraries and knowledge and ...Continue reading
A few weeks back, we asked members of our community to tell us a little about themselves: What are people ...Continue reading
And now to totally contradict my previous post stating why no one needs to talk about tickle-monster Eric Massa. The ...Continue reading
Following the announcement by Rep. David Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Norm Dicks, incoming chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, that members can no longer earmark funs to for profit companies, the House Republicans have ...Continue reading
In 2004, the National Park Service gave the George Wright Society, a Hancock, Mich.-based nonprofit that promotes preservation and understanding of natural and cultural resources, a $35,000 cooperative agreement (a kind of grant in which the recipient ...Continue reading