1 comment By Bud
"Combating global warming has been among Obama’s top priorities, and he has requested particularly healthy budget increases for research on climate, renewable energy and low carbon technologies." This quote may look familiar, since it's from the same author, January 2017.
I seem to remember a chap named Obama as President of the U.S., and it would seem that he also was influencing grants "to ensure that they ‘align’ with the administration’s priorities". So I am in need of clarification as to the sudden concern that large grants will continue to be politically influenced. Strangely, the 1.2017 article raised no concerns over the political influence by Mr. Obama.