Daily Archives: October 24, 2009

Tracking Your Taxes: Millions Spent to Send Professors on Vacation

American-Eagle-and-Flag--C10055018 By Bob L : NEWS AS I SEE IT!

Friday, October 23, 2009

As if the life of a college professor weren’t easy enough, millions of taxpayer dollars are going to fund monthlong vacations for sightseeing scholars in Europe and South America, part of the $144 million budget provided for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Government watchdogs say those trips are a waste of taxpayer money, and they’re not alone on an eye-popping list of NEH funding for projects, including:

* $400,000 for an exhibition “exploring the importance of plants as a source of inspiration for noted American poet Emily Dickinson”
* $350,000 to explore the “cultural significance of the circus poster”
* $725,000 to produce a two-hour documentary on the history of American whaling. Continue reading

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Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

American-Eagle-and-Flag--C10055018 By Bob L : NEWS AS I SEE IT!

I thought Obama was President of the UNITED STATES and President of the people, but what I see is a spoiled little cry baby that if he does not get his way he gos off and has a tantrum and then comes out using the race card, and then says he is not racist.

The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.
Friday, October 23, 2009

The Obama administration on Thursday failed in its attempt to exclude Fox News from participating in an interview of an administration official, as Republicans on Capitol Hill stepped up their criticism of the hardball tactics employed by the White House. Continue reading

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