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Apr 26, 2004 Donor Nations Reach Accord for Efficient Use of AIDS Funds

QUOTE: Admitting that donors often force poor countries to waste precious resources doing duplicative surveys and reports, the United Nations AIDS organization reached an accord with the United States, Britain and other nations to streamline the way they give money to countries fighting AIDS.

New York Times
Oct 31, 2003 Bush Got $500,000 From Companies That Got Contracts, Study Finds

QUOTE: The overwhelming majority of government contracts for billions of dollars of reconstruction work in Iraq and Afghanistan went to companies run by executives who were heavy political contributors to both political parties.

New York Times
Jan 09, 2003 E.U. Ban on Genetically Modified Food Criticized

QUOTE: The Bush administration's top trade official announced today that he wanted to file a case against the European Union for its ban on genetically modified food, calling the European position "Luddite" and "immoral" for leading to starvation in the developing world.

New York Times
Jan 06, 2003 Animal Fans' Secret Recipe Is to Boycott Restaurant

QUOTE: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal welfare group, begins a global boycott on Monday of KFC to seek an improvement in the lives and deaths of 700 million chickens...

New York Times
Oct 09, 2002 U.S. Presses for Total Exemption From War Crimes Court

QUOTE: The United States hopes to sign agreements with 190 countries exempting all Americans from the reach of the court in their territories.

New York Times
Sep 22, 2001 Debating Whether New Agency Can Command, or Just Link Commanders

QUOTE: The roadblocks to putting that [Homeland Security Agency] concept into a plan are formidable. The Constitution has prohibitions against the American military operating on American soil.

New York Times
Sep 01, 2001 Some Who Vote On Farm Subsidies Get Them As Well

QUOTE: At least seven members of Congress receive thousands of dollars in farm subsidies each year, and all but two sit on the agriculture committees that are writing the new farm policy.

New York Times
Aug 17, 2001 Report Finds Bias Against Religious Groups

QUOTE: Federal agencies refuse to give money to religious groups for their charitable works despite recent laws that allow the organizations to compete for federal grants...

New York Times
Aug 12, 2001 Harkin and Lugar Join Forces to Take On Farm Subsidies

...the ranking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee are joining forces to draft a 10-year farm bill they can both support.

New York Times
Jul 31, 2001 Annan Says Race Conference Must Chart Way for Future

QUOTE: The United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, told...that the world conference against racism next month is aimed at preventing future problems, not becoming mired in old ones.

New York Times
Jul 20, 2001 House Backs Aid for Charities Operated By Religious Groups

QUOTE: The House passed legislation today that would expand government financing of the social work of religious charities...

New York Times