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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
309 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback
Enlarge image i Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., enters a room full of supporters on Election Day, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ralph Freso/AP Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., enters a room full of supporters on Election Day, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ralph Freso/AP She won. She lost. She won again. Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick will represent Arizona's 1st Congressional District when she returns to Washington this week after sitting out a term. This time around, Kirkpatrick hopes to...
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Love Lists? We've Got 'Em, For Better & Worse Love Lists? We've Got 'Em, For Better & Worse
For those inclined toward nostalgia, forgetfulness or with a fondness for accounting, it's the season of The Lists: The excellent and execrable, winners and losers, scoundrels and heroes, the hot and the not. We've searched through such lists so that, as they say, you don't have to. Here are 21, in no particular order, that touch on some of the outliers and prognostications of our times. — "100 Things We Didn't Know Last Year," from the BBC. No. 54: "It takes more energy to sit through a 15-minute...
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Retail Workers Bear Brunt Of Sluggish Holiday Sales Retail Workers Bear Brunt Of Sluggish Holiday Sales
Enlarge image i Pedestrians pass the Dow Jones display ticker in Times Square on Wednesday in New York. U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Frank Franklin II/AP Pedestrians pass the Dow Jones display ticker in Times Square on Wednesday in New York. U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices...
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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion
Enlarge image i Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot stemming from an earlier concussion. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot stemming from an earlier concussion. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a hospital for a blood clot "stemming from" a concussion earlier this...
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New US Congress to Confront Major Challenges New US Congress to Confront Major Challenges
CAPITOL HILL — The new U.S. Congress will soon confront an issue that has plagued and paralyzed its predecessors: the country's runaway national debt. Congress remains politically divided, and its ability to find common ground will be put to the test once again. Smiles abounded Thursday at the Capitol, where Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to new and returning senators.BIDEN: “… and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to...
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New Dish Box Sends TV Shows 'Hopping' To IPad New Dish Box Sends TV Shows 'Hopping' To IPad
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dish Network Corp. revealed a set-top box called "Hopper" last year, named for its ability to send the TV signal "hopping" from room to room, covering all the TVs in the house. This year, it's upgrading the Hopper so that it follows you wherever you go — even outside the house. The new all-in-one digital video recorder and set-top box, revealed Monday at a press conference ahead of the International CES trade show in Las Vegas, is adorned with the same kangaroo logo and can transfer...
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Widow of Slain Civil Rights Leader Delivers Inaugural Invocation Widow of Slain Civil Rights Leader Delivers Inaugural Invocation
<h1>Widow of Slain Civil Rights Leader Delivers Inaugural Invocation</h1><img src="http://www.voanews.com/App_Themes/VOA_en-US/img/colorLogo.gif"/>Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, delivered the invocation at President Obama&rsquo;s second Inauguration. Her spotlight at the historic event came as the nation honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, America&#39;s most famous and influential civil rights...
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When Spilled Food Makes A Huge Mess (In A Tunnel Or On A Road) When Spilled Food Makes A Huge Mess (In A Tunnel Or On A Road)
Enlarge image i Twenty-one people were killed on Commercial Street in Boston's North End when a giant tank of molasses exploded in 1919. Globe Newspaper Co. via Wikimedia Commons Twenty-one people were killed on Commercial Street in Boston's North End when a giant tank of molasses exploded in 1919. Globe Newspaper Co. via Wikimedia Commons Rarely do we consider the trucks, trains and tankers that transport our food around our cities — and around the world. It's not until an accident happens, and...
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Bill To Rename Federal Building For Sen. Jesse Helms Stirs Controversy Bill To Rename Federal Building For Sen. Jesse Helms Stirs Controversy
A bill to name a North Carolina federal building and U.S. courthouse after the late Republican Senator Jesse Helms has been introduced in the Senate. Enlarge image US Sen. Jesse Helms, R-NC, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks during hearings on Capitol Hill December 1, 1995 RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images US Sen. Jesse Helms, R-NC, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks during hearings on Capitol Hill December 1, 1995 RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty...
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