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2011-06-01 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Congress poised to move forward on more taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for nuclear, wind, solar, "clean coal" and other energy sources, leading U.S. taxpayer and conservative groups cautioned today that America can ill afford such subsidies in the face of a $1.65 trillion deficit and a $14 trillion national debt. President Obama has requested a $36 billion increase for the Title XVII Loan Guarantee program. Appropriators will...

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. Green Scissors 2010 targets four major areas for budget cuts: energy, agriculture and biofuels,...

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. Several members of Congress will participate in the report release. Green Scissors 2010 targets four major areas...

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2009-04-01 10:10:00

An annual report released by the Space Foundation shows that global space revenues saw an increase of 2.5 percent to $257 billion in 2008. The report found that the industry is still experiencing steady growth even in the midst of a recession. Commercial satellite services and commercial infrastructure made up 67 percent of revenue, compared to 32 percent from government space spending. "Space activity has integrated itself so thoroughly into broader business activity, with an array of...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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