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U.S. Has More Contractors Than Soldiers In Afghanistan
- Oct. 1st, 2009
This is 'the highest recorded percentage of contractors used by DOD in any
conflict in the history of the United States,' declared the gov't report.
'Anti-Patriot' Surveillance Provisions Up For Renewal
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering only small tweaks to the Act,
while extending the authorization of three expiring provisions.
It's Time To 'Reclaim Patriotism', Says Top Privacy
- Oct. 10th, 2009
'Under the Patriot Act the government now has the right to know what you’re
doing, but you have no right to know what it’s doing,' points out the ACLU report.
Americans Want More Stimulus Action On Economy,
- Oct. 12th, 2009
A full 73 percent of Americans demand even more stimulus for our faltering
economy, according to a recent poll taken for the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
U.S. Should Break Up Large Banks, Says Greenspan
Oct. 18th, 2009
'If they’re too big to fail, they’re too big,' former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan
Greenspan flatly said at the Council on Foreign Relations Headquarters.
Baucus Bill Would Be Huge Drain On Family Finances
Oct. 23rd, 2009
Americans will still struggle with huge health insurance costs if the Baucus Bill
US Trades Most Arms To Developing Countries, Study
- Oct. 26th, 2009
The United States was responsible for over 70% of the industrial world's arms
transfer agreements with developing nations in 2008.
The Great Recession Isn't Over, Gov't Report Admits
The financial pain of the Great Recession is still with us and much remains to be
done, says a recent congressional study.