NASA - they lied? about money?
Apparently the info provided to AbSciCon monday and tuesday was factually inaccurate, or reality challenged or some such.
NASAwatch has the ugly details
"...Reliable sources now report that at a Science Mission Directorate monthly meeting at NASA HQ today it was noted that no additional funds will be given to Astrobiology and that someone is going to have to go tell the astrobiologists that the claim made by Dantzler and Pilcher is not true."
I expect some people will resign over this.
Or Cowing's sources are in error. Wouldn't bet on it though, this one is consistent with the inconsistencies at the Town Hall meeting.