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BLITZER’S BLOG: How U.S. can save you more money
August 5th, 2011
04:11 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: How U.S. can save you more money

(CNN) - With the U.S. economy still reeling from the Great Recession and fears growing of a double dip, it’s critical that the Obama administration and Congress keep a very careful eye on every taxpayer dollar spent.

Like all of you, I was relieved that they finally worked out a temporary fix to keep 4,000 FAA employees and tens of thousands of construction workers on the job. Had they failed to work out a deal, taxpayers would have lost more than $1 billion while Congress remains in recess until September 7. Now, with the Senate having solved the problem, we won’t lose that money.

Here are two more areas where we can save a few more billion dollars in the coming weeks and months.
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Filed under: Economy • Wolf Blitzer
August 5th, 2011
12:27 PM ET

Massive hack attack hits U.S., U.N.

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a massive cyberspying operation targeting dozens of governments and companies worldwide.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Hackers • Situation Room • United Kingdom
August 5th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Sobbing FAA worker: I'm relieved

FAA inspector Evelyn Martinez cries after hearing news that Congress has a temporary deal to end the stalemate.

RELATED STORY: Senate passes bill ending partial FAA shutdown


Filed under: Congress • FAA
August 5th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

Turning cremated remains into bullets

Cremation meets ammunition. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the latest way to go out with a bang.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos
August 5th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

GOP's birthday message to Obama

A panel weighs in on a birthday card sent to Obama from the GOP citing 50 things for him to ponder on his 50th birthday.

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Filed under: President Obama