Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), who found himself caught in a coup in [Africa] last week, was flown out of the country on an aircraft that may have been operated by a Blackwater subsidiary, Mother Jones reported today. But in a statement to TPMmuckraker, Grayson’s spokesman says the congressman — who has been a fiery critic of the privatization of American foreign policy — still believes the use of profit-driven contractors can be deeply problematic. “The Congressman does not deny that there is admirable work being done by some employees of private contractors,” said Todd Jurkowski. “However, he stands by his criticism of companies who have been found to cheat the American people, defraud our government, and unnecessarily risk the lives of members of our military, all in the name of making a profit.”
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
How likely is it that this dangerous ideological agenda is about to get worse?
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
Minneapolis is a nice city no longer.
The bill would weaken voter ID laws and mandate automatic voter registration and at least two weeks of early voting.
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One of Warren Buffet's preferred indicators is flashing warning signs.
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As currently being discussed, the COVID-relief package delivers billions of dollars to states even though their finances are sitting pretty.
Trump has progressives worried about our democratic norms, but do they see the danger they pose?