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Friday, August 12, 2022

So much for the party of Abraham Lincoln


A strange thing about President Bush’s recent address to the NAACP annual meeting was the lack of pretense that this was anything but a partisan affair.

Referring to NAACP president Bruce Gordon, Bush said, "I don’t expect Bruce to become a Republican — and neither do you."

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DHS spending still out of control

Nearly a year after it began doling out billions of dollars in contracts for recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Homeland Security still lacks a comprehensive computer system to oversee the spending, the agency’s inspector general reported Friday. Internal auditors found that the agency’s chief procurement officer resorted to setting up a makeshift system to track billions of dollars in contracts, despite federal requirements that all contracting data be submitted within three days to a centralized federal system. The stopgap system of spreadsheets, drawn from various agency divisions’ contract-writing systems, resulted in unreliable information being given to the public, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the White House, the auditors said.

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House passes pension reform

The House approved an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s pension laws late Friday, hoping to prolong the traditional employer-based pension plans relied upon by millions while also promoting new savings options and protecting the government from future taxpayer bailouts.

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