USAID Used AIDS Organization As Front For Operations Against Cuba

By: Monday August 4, 2014 7:47 am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has once again been caught using humanitarian work as a cover for US intelligence operations. According to the Associated Press, USAID used work on HIV AIDs as a cover to send in agents to recruit young Cubans to overthrow their government. USAID often serves as a CIA [...]

In Age Of Austerity US Gov Trolls Cuba On Twitter

By: Friday April 4, 2014 6:05 am

Worst thing about 'Cuban Twittergate': Manipulative & empowers Cuban Gov in slandering cyber-activists as mercenaries — Ted Henken (@ElYuma) April 3, 2014 Remember, we’re broke. While the US government can not find money for greater public investment and is cutting food stamps it does have the resources to troll Cuba on twitter. Because that [...]

Coverage Of Celebrity Trip To Cuba Confounds

By: Monday April 8, 2013 7:55 am

Over the weekend there was a major scandal over human rights abuses on the island of Cuba. No, not the hunger strike at Gitmo over the horrendous conditions and loss of legal rights. Some celebrities traveled to Cuba for their vacation and the establishment lost their minds. Jay-Z and Beyoncé may have celebrated five years [...]

More Details on Omnibus Spending Bill Passing Congress Today

By: Friday December 16, 2011 11:38 am

Now that we know the state of play on the one year-end bill left outstanding, let’s redirect to the one that’s moving through the system currently. The House just passed the omnibus appropriations bill, funding all government agencies through the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, 2012. It’s on to the Senate, where [...]

Spending Deal Set, Two-Month Payroll Tax and UI Extension Floated

By: Friday December 16, 2011 6:21 am

Lawmakers agreed last night to a $1 trillion omnibus spending package, which will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, 2012. The agreement eliminates some but not all of the policy riders that Republicans coveted in the deal. A deal on a $1 trillion spending bill was reached after [...]

White House Wants Short-Term Funding, Has Problems With Omnibus

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 7:05 am

It’s Thursday. The government runs out of money on Friday. And there doesn’t appear to even be negotiations on resolving the impasse, which is tied up in the year-end extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance. So the odds of a government shutdown are quite high. Last night, the White House released an [...]

Obama Administration Eases Travel, Remittance Restrictions With Cuba

By: Saturday January 15, 2011 9:10 am

The White House announced last night a series of changes to travel and remittance policies with Cuba, that will allow more visitation and transfer of funds to the island 90 miles off the coast of Florida. The changes fall under three basic categories: 1) Purposeful travel: This enables more travel for religious, educational, cultural and [...]

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