House moves on Yucca Mountain funding

House moves on Yucca Mountain funding

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. leaders in the House of Representatives were lauded for passing a measure that helps fund an application for a Nevada nuclear repository.

Luxury jets flew pleading execs to Capitol

DETROIT, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Private jets ferrying U.S. auto executives to Washington to ask for a federal bailout were a "slap in the face" to taxpayers, a watchdog group's president said.

Analysis: USAF's great tanker debacle

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. government auditors said Wednesday the Air Force used a flawed process in awarding a controversial $35 billion contract for aerial refueling tankers to a European-led consortium, rather than to American aerospace giant Boeing Co.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

CAGW lists annual Congress pork tallies

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators were designated the top "porkers" in Congress by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste.

CAGW releases new database

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Washington-based government spending watch dog group Citizens Against Government Waste has announced the release of a new searchable database.

Watchdog group cautions on Mars mission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Citizens Against Government Waste, a watchdog group, has criticized the proposed expansion of the U.S. space program as "too risky and costly."

Air Force suspends Boeing from contracts

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Air Force officials Thursday suspended three Boeing Co. rocket units from federal contracts for violating bidding competition rules.

Call to end government plane leases

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Citizens Against Government Waste Friday called for an end to leasing of planes by the Pentagon.

UPI's Capital Comment for March 20, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Think tanks wrap-up 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

WorldCom, SEC reach settlement

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- WorldCom Inc. has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, escaping any fines for the time being, and promising to mend its ways in a $

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

ABC, CBS and NBC decided not to carry President George Bush's speech live Monday night, saying the White House never asked them to carry it, The Washington Post reports.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Scrap corporate welfare

TOM SCHATZ, A UPI Outside View Commentary

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 27, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
By United Press International

The frivolous Senate

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Faced with national peril during World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. Congress cut non-defense discretionary spending by 20 percent and 28 percent, respect
THOMAS SCHATZ, A UPI Outside View commentary
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