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Hot Button Blog Archive: April 2009


  • Failed Air Force Photo Blunder Cost $328,835

    The goverment spent more than $300,000 on a promotional photo blunder that featured Air Force One flying over New York City but ended up up scaring New Yorkers of another 9/11 attack. Published April 29 2009

  • Man posted tea party death threats on Twitter

    A 52-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested on tax day for threatening to kill people attending a taxpayer tea party protest at the state Capitol. Published April 26 2009

  • Obama HUD appointee used tax dollars for Zen sessions

    Mercedez Marquez, a woman President Obama has appointed to a prominent federal housing position, is being mocked by conservative bloggers for paying a Zen buddhist priest thousands of dollars for training at the Los Angeles Housing Department. Published April 21 2009

  • Obama HUD appointee used tax dollars for Zen lessons

    Mercedes Marquez, a woman President Obama has appointed to a prominent federal housing position, is being mocked by conservative bloggers for paying a Zen buddhist priest thousands of dollars for training at the Los Angeles Housing Department. Published April 21 2009

  • Liberal actress says tea parties were racist

    Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance. Published April 17 2009

  • The anti-EFCA top 10

    The Workforce Fairness Institute has compiled a list of newspaper editorial boards, Democrats and moderate Republicans who oppose the Employee Free Choice Act Published April 15 2009

  • Private sector beats recovery.gov in tracking stimulus cash

    Onvia, a Seattle-based company that employs roughly 200 people, has created a free application that allows the public to search what Obama's $787 billion stimulus is paying for on their websites, recovery.com and recovery.org. Published April 10 2009

  • Stimulus site still being planned

    Obama said the website would publish "information about how the funding secured in this legislation will be spent in a timely, targeted and transparent manner" but those details are not available now. Published April 8 2009

  • Obama's stimulus-spending Web site short on details

    Concerns are piling up that www.recovery.gov, the Obama administration's online clearinghouse for stimulus- spending information, isn't producing the kind of transparency it promised. Published April 2 2009

  • Government watchdogs tell Treasury to talk

    The Treasury department has spent more than $303 billion of the $700 billion in TARP funds, yet lacks a communications officer among its 113 staff in charge of releasing the money. Published April 1 2009