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    Republican-Controlled Congressional Committee Targets UN

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    [quote]Republican-Controlled Congressional Committee Targets United Nations
    Monday, January 24, 2011
    By Patrick Goodenough

    (Editor’s note: Adds dollar figures for 2011 contributions to the U.N. in paragraph 13.)

    ( – Two years after they promoted and hailed the incoming Obama administration’s steps to revitalize the U.S. relationship with the United Nations, engagement advocates are on the defensive this week as the new Republican majority in the House Foreign Affairs Committee turns a spotlight on the world body.

    Committee chairwoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is holding a hearing Tuesday entitled “The United Nations: Urgent Problems that Need Congressional Action,
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    Congress May Finally Cut U.N. Funding

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    It seemed as if the day would never come, but U.S. lawmakers are finally working to slash the billions of taxpayer dollars sent annually to the famously corrupt and severely managed United Nations.

    As the U.N.’s top donor, Uncle Sam has for years provided a huge chunk of its operating budget and funded many of its laughable, multi million-dollar "peacekeeping
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