Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a73d79549f970d 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 Just as details are emerging about a controversial, nationwide vehicle-surveillance database, WND has learned the federal government is planning an even more invasive spy program using “physiological signatures” to track down individuals. Steve Peacock Obama Plan: Temp Jobs at $1 Million Each (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a51168809c970c 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 The federal government’s portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. The estimated return on this taxpayer-funded venture: 250 new support staff. Steve Peacock 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 Obama Studying Spending More … In Kenya,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fcb32602970b 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 Now that an $87 million African trade-promotion project is reaching the end of its five-year run, the Obama administration might spend millions more to decide whether it wisely invested U.S. taxpayer dollars in the venture. Steve Peacock FBI Becomes the 'Watchers-in-Chief' (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5113d7c60970c 2014-01-21T19:44:20-05:00 2014-01-21T19:44:20-05:00 My latest from WND. -- S.P. The number of people identified by the Obama administration as potential terrorists surged in the past two years, and the FBI now is preparing for another spike as it plans to intensify its scrutiny of foreign visitors and U.S. citizens, WND has discovered. Steve Peacock Federal Judge Slams Obama on Foreign-Aid and Secrecy (Fox News),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b037c64c6970c 2013-12-22T20:51:14-05:00 2013-12-22T20:51:14-05:00 Steve Peacock First Step of U.S.-Funded African Drought Project? Create New Bureaucracy,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3faafece6970b 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 A $20 million Kenya-based anti-drought program continues its search for contractors to carry out the five-year endeavor for the U.S. government -- and half the estimated cost will be eaten up in Phase One, which establishes a management bureaucracy to oversee the project. Steve Peacock Surprise! Plenty of Obama Money for These People (WND)</i),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b0264c715970b 2013-12-08T20:48:02-05:00 2013-12-09T04:46:24-05:00 The Obama administration is launching a program with the ambitious goals of sparking business investment, reducing investment risks, and creating and sustaining new jobs. However, the beneficiaries are Middle Eastern and North African nations, not workers in the United States, WND has discovered. Steve Peacock Disturbing Truth Behind Obama's Travel Madness (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b01d898eb970c 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335. But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers. Steve Peacock Obama Finally Fixing Health Care … In Kenya,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b00e85ca2970c 2013-11-11T00:01:00-05:00 2013-11-11T16:33:07-05:00 Though the federal government is struggling to make Obamacare functional for Americans, the administration is simultaneously helping to upgrade the health-care system in Kenya. The ambitious plan to expand health-care and social-services access to millions of Kenyans is one of several recent U.S. endeavors to surface, indicating that yet another... Steve Peacock