The programs the budget targets include some Republicans have longed to cut, but also some that enjoy bipartisan support. And the plan does nothing to reduce the deficit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has surprisingly ordered steps
towards normalising relations with Georgia and the lifting of
economic sanctions. Russia's foreign ministry announced the measures,
which include re-establishing postal links and lifting visa
restrictions, two days after Moscow angered Tbilisi by announcing
closer ties with two breakaway Georgian regions. Meanwhile, Putin
who is visiting Italian prime minister-elect Silvio Berlusconi in
Sardinia, said that Russian airline Aeroflot would renew its
interest in Italy's ailing flagship carrier, Alitalia, after a deal
with French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM foundered.
KELLY TAYLOR was tired of the limited choices of beers he found at bars: either insipid lightweights or staggering powerlifters.
“There was no middle road,” he said. “We wanted to make beer where you could have a few and not have to go take a nap.”
Powerlifting is a strength sport, consisting of three events: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. Powerlifting resembles the sport of Weightlifting as both disciplines involve lifting heavy weights in three attempts.
1 (especially of a boat) to fill with water and sink:
The ferry foundered in a heavy storm, taking many of the passengers and crew with it.
2 to be unsuccessful:
Teaching computers to read and write has always foundered on the unpredictable human element in language.