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The hammer drops...

By R. Neal
September 28, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Scotty McLellan, just now in a news conference: "Tom DeLay is an ally, a leader, and someone we have worked closely with to get things done for the American people." OK, then.

"Ongoing Victory" Over Budget Fat?

September 15, 2005 - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) announced earlier this week that Republican Congress had done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory" in the war on excess spending.

The Corporate Give-Away Game

September 7, 2005 - You don't hear much about it, but one of the biggest policy issues at the local level is corporate development subsidies -- the $50 billion state and local governments spend each year to entice business to relocate or expand in their area.

Poverty on the march

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal A new report by the Census Bureau says that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. has increased by 1.1 million since 2003:

The Fabulous Fletcher (KY) Follies

August 23, 2005 - Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) is having a rough summer. After sweeping into offic with a vew to clean up the state's culture of patronage and favoritism, nine of his administration officials are under indictment for hiring scandals. Two have already resigned.