Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Hearing: Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests [?] (Commentary),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116308ba970c 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Thus far there is just one "witness" scheduled to testify Wednesday (2/5/14) at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, which is titled "Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests." Mr. Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, apparently is going to help sort out the situation for this critical committee. Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Interview with Talk-Show Host Peter Boyles,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191045e7d8b970c 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 Today I was tracked down by Denver radio talk-show host Peter Boyles (710KNUS), who took note of my reporting via WND on the issues of drones -- unmanned aerial systems -- and other forms of electronic surveillance. We spoke for nearly 20 minutes about some of the following articles, while Mr. Boyles also allowed me to mention U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor and my background as a Capitol Hill reporter covering the final years of the Clinton Administration through the start of the George W. Bush Administration. Steve Peacock Is There an African Resource Curse? (Subcommittee Hearing),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201910431ae13970c 2013-07-12T11:23:37-04:00 2013-07-12T11:23:37-04:00 The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on Thursday (July 18) will hold a hearing titled "Is There an African Resource Curse?" Steve Peacock WND: Scandal-plagued HSBC shopped Congress for favors,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017616dc5b02970c 2012-07-29T19:39:00-04:00 2012-07-29T19:39:00-04:00 Check out Scandal-plagued HSBC shopped Congress for favors -- No officials offer to return bank's blood money," my latest from WND. The WND piece sheds light on the big picture of HSBC's effortful attempts to influence Congress over the years, which took place while the bank largely turned a blind eye to drug-cartel and terrorist money flowing through its vaults Steve Peacock Hearing: “U.S. Engagement in Central Asia” (July 24),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016768b05126970b 2012-07-23T08:55:48-04:00 2012-07-23T08:55:48-04:00 “U.S. Engagement in Central Asia” hearing, July 24, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Steve Peacock WND: Cash Flows for 'Madrassa' Lawmaker,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016768ab8d86970b 2012-07-22T12:34:49-04:00 2012-07-22T12:34:49-04:00 Check out my latest article for WND, "Cash flows for 'madrassa' lawmaker -- Contributors include Obama appointee as U.S. Marshal." Steve Peacock House Panel Tackling State Dept., Foreign Ops Bill This Morning,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168eb9276ae970c 2012-05-17T11:57:48-04:00 2012-05-17T12:28:46-04:00 The House Appropriations Committee this morning is marking up the FY2013 State, Foreign Operations, and Other Programs bill. Some cuts are proposed, and yet much stays the same. The so-called Drug War, to cite one example, will continue unabated. Steve Peacock House Panel to Mark-Up State & Foreign Ops Appropriations Bill; Battle Brewing with Obama Over State Dept., USAID Budgets,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168eb51b6ea970c 2012-05-08T12:32:39-04:00 2012-05-08T12:40:42-04:00 The House Appropriations State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee tomorrow (May 9) has scheduled a mark-up of the fiscal year 2013 funding bill. Steve Peacock Hearing: “Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.”,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015392258526970b 2011-10-07T18:59:20-04:00 2011-10-07T18:59:45-04:00 The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, October 13, will host a hearing titled, “Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.” Steve Peacock OECD to Obama: Propagandize U.S. Citizens into Supporting Global Aid Projects,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8a325d08970d 2011-07-28T20:58:15-04:00 2011-07-28T20:58:15-04:00 The United States should launch a heightened domestic propaganda campaign in order to gain support at home for an increased role in distributing global aid, the Paris-based OECD today recommended. Steve Peacock