By Michal Conger | 08/22/13 06:50 PM
Federal officials have been so slow to implement new food safety laws that a federal judge finally had to order the Food and Drug Administration to speed it up.
By Michal Conger | 08/20/13 11:40 AM
More Americans are trading their food stamps for cash, with $858 million trafficked between 2009 and 2011, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Michal Conger | 08/15/13 04:45 PM
A spinoff of the scandal-ridden community organizer group ACORN received more than $200,000 in federal housing grants despite a ban on money going to ACORN affiliates, watchdog organization Judicial Watch announced Thursday.
By Michal Conger | 08/15/13 12:30 PM
An $80 billion price tag gives federal officials an expensive incentive to make sure the food stamp program isn't overpaying — or underpaying — its beneficiaries. That's why 10 states received a total of $24 million in bonuses last year for wasting the least taxpayer money.
By Michal Conger | 08/14/13 12:10 PM
At first glance, the most recent Department of Agriculture data on food stamp overpayments for 2012 looks like good news, since, while holding steady at 3.42 percent, the error rate has been at historically low levels for the past three years.
By Michal Conger | 08/14/13 11:05 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials spent $4 million on a revolutionary workplace innovation this year: a clock that measures time worked in one-minute increments.
By Michal Conger | 08/09/13 09:30 PM
Department of Justice officials have frozen more than $63 million in U.S. funds in the bank account of an Afghan contractor who is accused of bribing his way into thousands of overpriced contracts to transport goods for the U.S. military. Hikmatullah Shadman, who owns a trucking and...
By Michal Conger | 08/08/13 05:09 AM
Most of the 24 health care co-ops created under Obamacare are in danger of running out of money before they even begin offering health insurance to consumers, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Michal Conger | 08/02/13 02:40 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., subpoenaed the Treasury Department on Friday to force production of documents on IRS political targeting that the agency has refused to hand over.
By Michal Conger | 08/01/13 07:15 PM
Congressional watchdogs wonder why Department of Health and Human Services officials aren't doing something about Medicare providers who line their pockets by ignoring less-expensive cancer treatments in favor of costlier approaches in which they have a financial interest. The Government...
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