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2010-07-22 11:12:00

Report suggests cuts to restore the nation's fiscal and environmental health WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Green Scissors campaign, a diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups, today released Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment and bad for consumers.

2010-07-21 16:42:00

Event will feature Prominent Members of Congress WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups will release Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment and bad for consumers, in an event on Capitol Hill Thursday morning.

2010-04-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) held a press conference in San Diego, announcing the launch of a new program: Fix VA.

2010-02-24 11:35:00

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2010-02-11 11:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California leads the nation in pedestrian-train fatalities and in the past 12 months, the Bay Area has experienced an upward trend in deadly train incidents.

2010-02-03 12:30:00

'Ugly' Field of Four Bailout Candidates Present Huge Taxpayer Risks With Rising Cost Estimates, Delays, Flawed Reactor Designs, and Credit Downgrades; January One of Worst Months Ever for Industry WASHINGTON, Feb.

2009-08-05 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new analyses confirm that, after over half a century of operation, nuclear power remains one of the most capital intensive, high-risk energy industries.

2009-06-24 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (www.oli.org), the U.S.

2009-05-13 06:40:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since she was 6 years old, Dr. Cornelia Franz dreamed of being a physician.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.