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Shovel Ready

Matt Sledge

Shovel-Ready Projects: They Exist, And We May Need Them For A Long Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama pushes for his American Jobs Act, some on the right and in the press have claimed there are no "shovel-ready" pr...

Michael Calderone

Did Gary Johnson Borrow Dog Joke From Rush Limbaugh?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson brought down the house at Thursday night's Fox News/ Google debate when he joked about how his "next-d...

"No Such Things As Shovel-Ready": The Political Suicide of President Obama

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The president has just pulled the rug out from underneath every vulnerable Democratic candidate running for Congress this fall. They stood with him for all that stimulus spending, and took his word that there were "shovel-ready" projects.

Shovel-Ready Heroes: Accepting Nominations Now

Jane S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane S. Smith

Why isn't anybody putting up statues or stained-glass windows to honor modern heroes of the natural world?

Bridging the Transportation Gap

Louise Nelson Dyble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Nelson Dyble

When the government agency overseeing mass transit and the government agency building highways are distinct and uncoordinated, they compete for money, and the public loses.

Highways to Nowhere: The 7 Most Ridiculous New Roads Being Built With Stimulus Money

Yonah Freemark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yonah Freemark

With nearly $30 billion in highway funds in the bill, road building is a prime suspect for waste. We searched through shovel ready projects and found seven that should go back to the drawing board.

Highways to Nowhere: The 7 Most Ridiculous New Roads Being Built With Stimulus Money

Yonah Freemark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yonah Freemark

With nearly $30 billion in highway funds in the bill, road building is a prime suspect for waste. We searched through shovel ready projects and found seven that should go back to the drawing board.

Rush: Still Shovel-Ready After All These Years!

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Seriously, you've got to love Rush Limbaugh. Here's just a very brief sampling of Rush's grossest hits.

10 Phrases That Will Shape Politics In '09

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

"Yes we can" -- three little words whose iconic status will take up a well-deserved spot for posterity alongside "I have a dream." Yep, 2008 was a big year -- but what can we expect in 2009?

Sam Stein

Obama Stimulus Plan Shared In Gibbs Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Gibbs, Obama's designated press secretary, conducted a short radio interview on Sunday, in which he insisted that any forthcoming stimulus pack...