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  • House GOP: Commerce 'ambushed' whistleblower interview

    "Commerce Department officials showed up uninvited to a transcribed interview with a Census Bureau employee and put her in a position where she was forced to risk retaliation," according to a joint House committee report.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • Guatemalan violence may spark new wave of illegal immigration to the U.S.

    Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, Guatemala's interior minister, has vowed to stop the new round of violence that intensified last month.

  • Delays contributed to patient deaths at veterans' hospital, IG concedes

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.

  • Veterans Affairs IG couldn't see records that didn't exist for dead vets

    A government watchdog's claim that delays in care did not "conclusively" cause patients' deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital is based on medical records that cannot be trusted, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said during a heated hearing Wednesday.

  • Married couple convicted of health care fraud

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community...

  • Group tells IRS Sierra Club evading taxes, colludes with commercial firms

    Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • Officials' kin on public housing dole

    A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.

  • Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the...

  • Whistleblower calls IG report clearing VA of deaths a 'whitewash' or cover up

    Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.

  • 'Inexcusable' changes in Veterans Affairs IG report slammed by veterans' groups

    AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • No work for public housing residents

    Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.



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