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  • Top 10 Universities Getting the Most Government Money

    04/25/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/25/2013 | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess
    The federal government gave out more than $40 billion for research and development (R&D) to universities across the country in fiscal 2011. Universities depend heavily on federal funding, with many of the top programs relying on the government for more than 60% of their R&D budgets. As a result, many research program directors fear that the federal cuts promoted by the sequester will hurt future funding. A few of the top schools received a disproportionate share of the governmentÂ’s spending on grants for R&D. Of all 896 schools that received federal money for R&D, approximately 20% of those funds went...
  • Your Tax Dollars at Work: Propping Up Commies and Socialist Youth Groups

    03/30/2013 5:11:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies ^ | March 26, 2013 | jim hoft reported: Thanks to your generous support, the New York City-based People’s Rights Fund has been able publicize the great work of Karl Marx and dictators Kim Jong-Il, Hugo Chavez and Saddam Hussein. Don’t remember writing that check? If you paid federal taxes after 1997, some of your money went to Tides, a San Francisco-based clearinghouse that collects and distributes about $251 million every year to hundreds of leftwing organizations. Much of the money flowing into Tides comes from wealthy benefactors who use Tides as a clearinghouse — a way to help finance left-liberal organizations without leaving any fingerprints. But...
  • Feds turn tables on Florida Gov. Rick Scott, deny storm money

    09/22/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Tampa-St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 22, 2012 | Toluse Olorunnipa
    TALLAHASSEE — Time after time since taking office, Gov. Rick Scott has boasted of rejecting billions of dollars from the federal government. Now, Washington has turned the tables, shutting down Scott's plea for financial aid in a move that almost instantly took on political tones. The Federal Emergency Management Agency refused Scott's request for a presidential declaration of disaster for damages caused by Tropical Storm Isaac, declining to provide $26.9 million in aid to hard-hit counties. Scott moved this week to appeal the decision, but not before the issue was cast in a political light, highlighting Florida's importance in the...
  • Obama's War on Chris Christie

    12/06/2010 3:39:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 51 replies · 3+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 06, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has swiftly become a superstar in the political firmament. His stands for the taxpayers and against wasteful government spending have exhibited the type of tough decision-making people have been waiting for among our politicians; his forceful stands against the public unions and the stranglehold they have over our lives and futures have become YouTube hits. He is the real Governator, not like that pretender in California. Governor Christie has been touted as a future GOP candidate for the presidency. But Barack Obama knows of only one kind of preemptive war: against those who threaten his...
  • No mosque money

    12/06/2010 3:22:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 06, 2010 | Editorial
    Citibank is suing the developer of the proposed Ground Zero mosque to recover some $100,000 in overdue credit charges. Not to worry, though, says Sharif El-Gamal -- getting yourself sued, he alleges, is a way to get "financial institutions" to "restructure debt." Sounds a little loosey-goosey to us -- and certainly not a practice that's appropriate when tax dollars are involved. Which, as chance would have it, is cause for concern: It seems that El-Gamal and mosque co-developer Imam Feisal Rauf have applied for some $5 million in grants from a fund set up with federal post-9/11 money meant for...
  • $9 million N.C. civil rights attendance

    09/12/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 46 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 9/12/10 | Associated Press
    won't make attendance goal (even after spending more than 9 million dollars to open) (snip) The museum's annual budget is about $3 million with the money coming from ticket sales, special programs and corporate contributions. The museum also hosts three fundraising events to help with operating funds. No public money is used for daily operations.
  • CA: State in line for $50.7 billion in federal money

    03/09/2009 8:52:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 499+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/9/09 | John Howard
    The flow of federal economic-recovery money into California is likely to total $50.7 billion, or even more, according to an analysis by a non-profit group that tracks government spending. The California Budget Project study seeks to identify specific amounts of money that California is due to receive, including as much as $15 billion dollars specifically aimed at easing the pain of the state's budget deficit. The money is part of the $787 billion economic stimulus package that President Obama signed to help states cope with the deepening recession. The impact of at least some of that money on the state's...
  • Feds block liver transplant program

    11/11/2005 5:48:18 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 576+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 11, 2005
    ORANGE, Calif. - Over the last two years, more than 30 people died awaiting liver transplants at UCI Medical Center here as the hospital turned down scores of organs that might have saved them, according to a federal report. Following that report, the federal government yesterday rescinded its approval for the liver transplant program. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in a letter to UCI chief executive Ralph Cygan, said that, effective immediately, it would stop paying for liver transplants for Medicare recipients on UCI's waiting list. While the agency's action does not close the program, it will...
  • U.S. links funds for hospitals to citizenship status

    08/10/2004 6:27:33 AM PDT · by RS · 2 replies · 268+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08/10/04 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON – The federal government is offering $1 billion over four years to hospitals that provide emergency care to undocumented immigrants. But to get the money, hospitals will have to ask patients about their immigration status, a prospect that alarms hospitals and advocates for immigrants.
  • UnPin This Silliness

    04/07/2002 8:03:08 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 3 replies · 182+ views
    Forbes Magazine, 04/15/02 issue ^ | April 15, 2002 | Steve Forbes
    A coalition led by wrestling advocates has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education charging that its enforcement of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funding, discriminates against male athletes. The National Wrestling Coaches Association ( which is financing this legal offensive) and others rightly claimed that the way the feds have administered Title IX has led schools to cut back men's athletic teams and scholarships. Rhetoric to the contrary, Washington applies a rigid formula: If 51% of a studet body is male, then 51% of the institution's athletes must be men. Equal...