After 30 years, Cynthia Bascetta of the Government Accountability Office was set to retire to her home in Fredericksburg, but then New Orleans called her name.
UNITED NATIONS, April 5 — The U.N. Security Council meeting in an emergency session failed Sunday to reach agreement on a statement criticizing North Korea’s rocket launch, as China and Russia said they were not convinced that Pyongyang had violated any U.N. rules by trying to send a satellite …
In 1994, the Republicans took control of Congress for the first time in about 40 years, based largely on “nationalizing” the election by having Republicans sign up en masse in support of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”
The contract itself was lame. The strategy was solid: present the American people with a clear statement of priorities.
Of course, the Republican follow through on the major points and proposed laws in the contract itself was pathetic; no second contract was ever proposed.
On the House floor Thursday, Republicans registered their unanimous opposition to President Obama’s budget proposal. Led by Minority Leader John A. Boehner (Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), the GOP adopted a simple and oft-repeated mantra: The Democrats’ fiscal blueprint “spends too much,…
NASA has a space station, three space shuttles, two moon rockets under development, a fleet of robotic space probes, dozens of satellites, tens of thousands of employees and a budget that is creeping toward $20 billion a year. What it needs is a boss.