By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 02:45 PM
How things change in just two months: Thousands of government workers who were deemed “essential” during the government shutdown in September, when their paychecks were at risk, have now, in a dramatic reversal, been deemed nonessential while they enjoy a paid snow day off. The government...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 08:54 AM
They operate in obscurity, largely without oversight by inspectors-general, the news media or the president, toiling ostensibly for the good of taxpayers who rarely see the impact of their work, and likely don’t even know they exist. They are the little federal agencies hidden away in the...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
An obscure federal agency that annually awards nearly $1 billion to tiny nonprofits doles out cash to fly-by-night organizations with little oversight and has been repeatedly bilked. Not only that, but the inspector general at the Corporation for National and Community Service reports that the...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/04/13 12:59 PM
What does it say when someone who resigns under the cloud of a congressional investigation one week gets to speak at the White House the next week? As director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, George H. Cohen presided over massive waste, irregular contracting and questionable...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/03/13 10:25 AM
Federal officials have opted to funnel millions more tax dollars into a troubled nuclear energy company that is near bankruptcy and admits it has no viable business model. The United States Enrichment Corp. told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Nov. 21 that it will receive from the...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/26/13 02:25 PM
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen is resigning only days after learning he is a target of a congressional inquiry spurred by a Washington Examiner series. The Examiner series reported that FMCS employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxuries and that...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/15/13 06:28 PM
Federal Election Commission officials may take the nearly unprecedented step of exempting a Tea Party group from disclosing its donors due to concerns its supporters could face harassment and retaliation from government officials such as the Internal Revenue Service and private citizens. The...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/14/13 04:42 PM
House Oversight Committee officials led by Darrell Issa, R-Calif., have launched an investigation into multiple allegations of wrongdoing at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/11/13 09:18 AM
A multi-billion-dollar nuclear energy venture that has churned through billions in federal funds despite having no business plan has been pumped full of tax dollars by high-profile Republican critics of government waste. Part three of a three-part series.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/08/13 09:13 AM
It started as a plan small-government conservatives could get behind: spinning off a Department of Energy project into the private sector, where it would save the government money and prosper. Second of a three-part series.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/07/13 05:21 AM
A chronically failing nuclear energy company using a technique one-twentieth as efficient as its competitors' has wrangled billions of dollars in cash, materials and research from the Department of Energy in deals that dwarf the Solyndra loan scandal. First of a three-part series.
By Luke Rosiak | 10/29/13 05:15 AM
A high rating in the prestigious LEED certification program may bear little relation to actual greenhouse gas emissions of New York office towers, according to a Washington Examiner analysis.
By Luke Rosiak | 10/21/13 04:59 PM
Millions of Americans drawing thousand-dollar monthly payments from the federal government under Social Security's disability program — and sitting out of the workforce, which is a requirement to get the benefit — may have only signed up because a finding of disability also provides Medicare...
By Luke Rosiak | 10/15/13 10:51 AM
Fraudsters concocting tenuous and unprovable medical conditions to draw thousand-dollar checks for life through a disability program funded by Social Security taxes are so common that they will topple the nation's safety net, according to a judge who sees such cases full-time. Federal spending...
By Luke Rosiak | 10/07/13 05:11 AM
Weeks after Tanya Pelcher-Herring told oversight bodies that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was breaking federal contracting rules and wasting tax dollars, the agency terminated her employment for not reporting to work. Last in a five-part Washington Examiner series, "Just Sign...
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