Barely a month ago, big , bluff William Bennett looked upon his early works as Secretary of Education and declared them good. “I have more affinity with the views of the American people than do most of my academic colleagues,” he announced
A southern California assemblyman resigned Wednesday after a recording of him whispering about sexual exploits to a colleague was made public. Former Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall was at an appropriations committee meeting in July when a microphone picked up his licentious conversation.
At least five schoolgirls died in a stampede Thursday at a government school in New Delhi, police said. Former Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall was at an appropriations committee meeting in July when a microphone picked up his licentious conversation
The government’s cash-for-clunkers program appears to be working like a charm, so time to shut it down. Good old Washington! Offering rebates of up to $4,500 to folks trading in their gas guzzlers for new, more fuel-efficient cars, the program has been everything a stimulus package ought to be: a quick and efficient way to spur private-sector spending in support of a worthwhile civic goal. Congress put up $1 billion for the program, which it found under the sofa cushions in a room where they were meeting to discuss this year’s proposed $3.5 trillion budget.
House Democratic aides denied Wednesday that work is already underway on a second stimulus package.
The courtship of Senator Olympia Snowe started in December with a phone call from Joe Biden. The Vice President-elect made sure Snowe had his home telephone number in Delaware so she would know how to reach him on weekends. In the weeks that followed, the two traded memos back and forth about how an economic stimulus package should work.