An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.
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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

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Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy was incensed that he only learned about the creation of a Twitter-like network in Cuba through press accounts. He had the chance Tuesday to vent his frustration when USAID administrator Rajiv Shah appeared before Leahy's committee.