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Spending bill funds NASA mission to the moon

April 22, 2011 Among the budget cuts that President Obama had to agree to in order to avert a government shutdown, Republicans re-gifted him one that he willingly made long ago: $3.8 billion to further NASA's space explorations. The money will fund NASA' s Constellation Program, which was cut entirely under the president's ...

Pentagon targets substandard for-profit schools

March 3, 2011 A Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday that the department is trying to stop the flow of federal money going to the tuition of active-duty troops enrolled in subpar for-profit schools. Robert Gordon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, testified before the ...