Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad 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 Spotlight On: U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162ffefdc3e970d 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 USTDA, an independent White House agency, in recent weeks awarded several contracts and separately launched multiple initiatives in nations including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, and Turkey. Steve Peacock U.S. to Help Pay for South Africa Airport Upgrades,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162fddb7704970d 2011-12-16T10:30:13-05:00 2011-12-16T10:30:13-05:00 Reducing delays while increasing air-traffic safety and efficiency are the goals of a new federal endeavor launched this week -- and Washington will help achieve those goals on behalf of the Government of South Africa. Steve Peacock U.S. Taxpayers Footing Bill to Bring Foreign Railroad Manager-Trainees to America,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162fd7d96fe970d 2011-12-12T16:14:52-05:00 2011-12-12T16:14:52-05:00 The U.S. government is offering financial assistance toward future manager-training programs of the nation's rail transit systems -- in the nation of South Africa, that is. Steve Peacock