After his first diplomatic trip as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke with CBS News' Margaret Brennan, reaffirming the U.S. policy of giving aid, but not arms or ammunition, to Syrian rebels.
Senator Tom Coburn released the Wastebook 2012 today detailing the 100 most egregious wastes of taxpayer money. It's emblematic of the waste found everywhere in the federal budget.
Dennis Miller weighs in on Obama's Letterman appearance and handling of the Middle East.
As part of the continuing success story that is the foreign policy of Barack Obama, the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, found his car surrounded by protesters, blocked, and pelted with plastic water bottles.
Friday's lead stories in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal dealt with what both viewed as a national affront and outrage.
When the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan closed shop on Sept. 30, it reported its "sobering but conservative" estimate that U.S. taxpayers had lost between $31 billion and $60 billion in waste and fraud of the $206 billion Uncle Sam has spent on contracts and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, that's not all. According to the commission's final report, "a similar amount could be lost due to unsustainable projects and programs."
"Then we'll have the conversation about whether a penny of our tax dollars should go towards a country"
I have tax reform guidelines, and they’re not for dummies. My guidelines are for smart people who think rationally. Irrational folks like Warren Buffet may need to eat a bag of Halloween candy before they’re alert enough to understand my conception of ethical taxation.
...so, really, spending cuts are that hard to find?