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Stimulus Choice: Speed or Oversight?, Billions in Hurricane Aid Unspent, Steele on the Defense

POSTED: 08:54 AM ET, 02/ 9/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Swift Spending May Undercut Oversight » The $827 billion stimulus legislation under debate in Congress presents a stark choice: The government can spend unprecedented amounts of money quickly in an effort to jump-start the economy or it can move more deliberately to thwart the cost overruns common to federal contracts in recent years. — Washington Post

Billions in Hurricane Aid Unspent » A massive effort to fix public works destroyed more than three years ago by hurricanes Katrina and Rita remains largely stalled, leaving more than $3.9 billion in federal aid unspent and key repairs far from complete. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is also under fire for denying nearly 650,000 applications for housing aid since Hurricane Ike hit southeastern Texas, as victims complain of a flawed inspection system. — USA Today, New York Times, Houston Chronicle

Steele on the Defense » Michael S. Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, said yesterday that there was nothing improper in a payment of more than $37,000 to his sister's company for work on his 2006 Senate campaign and that he would work with the FBI "to clear up my good name." — Washington Post

Rendition Case to Test Obama Policies » Five men are asking the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a lawsuit that accuses a San Jose flight-planning company of helping the CIA transport them to overseas dungeons for interrogation and torture. Meanwhile, an American military lawyer is warning of dangerous conditions at Guantanamo Bay, where 50 detainees are waging a hunger strike. — SFGate, The Guardian

Pentagon's Landowner 'Credits' Draw Criticism » The Pentagon has been funding Texas A&M University to pay landowners near a Texas military post to protect endangered bird species on their land under a secretive program designed to free the military to conduct training activities that would damage the birds' habitats, documents show. — Washington Post

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» Ann Coulter Under Investigation For Voter Fraud (HuffPo)
» 16 illegal immigrants sue Arizona rancher (WashTimes)
» Peanut Case Reveals Holes in Food Safety Net (NYT)

By Amanda Zamora |  February 9, 2009; 8:54 AM ET The Daily Read
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