TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Politics US disregarded experts over biolab

US disregarded experts over biolab

E-mail Print PDF

The Homeland Security Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi — home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency — as a top location for a new $451 million, national laboratory to study some of the world's most virulent biological threats, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The disclosure is the latest example of what critics assert is the Bush administration's politicizing of government decisions, such as efforts to steer science over global warming at the Environmental Protection Agency and hiring and firing practices at the Justice Department.

Some lawmakers already skeptical over the department's plans said (Homeland Security official, Undersecretary Jay) Cohen's intervention on behalf of Mississippi appears improper.

"It appears that the undersecretary responsible for this program may have corrupted the site selection process by putting his thumb on the scale in favor of a particular site and its contractor, in violation of his own rules and over the objections of his own advisers," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. "This raises the question of whether DHS is interested in bioresearch or just shameless empire building."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested

Violence at CA Trump rallyRaucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some...

Trump fails to impress foreign-policy experts

Trump foreign policy speechIn his address to an elite, invitation-only Washington foreign policy audience Wednesday, Donald Trump promised that,...

Donald Trump: The Cry-Bully

The Cry BullyOn May 4, 2009, @realDonaldTrump toddled out into our world. Back then, Twitter was still seen...

Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 3 states

Trump and Hillary win northeastIn a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!