By Kelly Cohen | 06/12/14 04:08 PM
Watching money float away is something the U.S. military is familiar with — but here's a case where the money seems to be "anchored" in place, gathering dust on shore. Eight boats worth $3 million meant for use in Afghanistan have gone nowhere: They're currently sitting in a U.S. Navy...
By Richard Pollock | 06/12/14 01:55 PM
Two new whistleblowers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are being subpoenaed by a congressional subcommittee -- for their own protection -- regarding allegations of racial and gender discrimination in the workplace.
06/12/14 11:01 AM
Nuclear devastation worse than Hiroshima nearly happened in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1961, when an Air Force bomber broke in half, letting two nuclear bombs drop. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said in a newly declassified government report, "By the slightest margin of chance, literally the...
By Mark Flatten | 06/11/14 09:21 PM
A fast-moving deal between Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain, the Vermont independent and the Arizona Republican, would implement a series of reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of the deal's provisions have previously been approved in separate bills by the House. Here is a...
By Richard Pollock | 06/11/14 05:06 PM
Nevada's most powerful union has heavily stacked the board of the Nevada Health CO-OP, the Silver State's only Obamacare co-op, according to Internal Revenue Service documents. Donald "D" Taylor, the UNITE HERE union's national president and his wife, Bobbette Bond, are members of Nevada...
By Mark Flatten | 06/11/14 06:21 PM
A Department of Veterans Affairs memo that prohibits top administrators from answering questions from members of Congress, the media or veterans' groups is being called a “gag order” meant to cover up agency wrongdoing by a Kansas congressman. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, backed the...
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 04:32 PM
Long delays, falsified records, lavish bonuses and wasteful spending have defined a series of scandals across the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some of the top players who have come to define the agency's failures.
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 09:47 PM
Prosecuting Department of Veterans Affairs officials who broke the law and firing those who deliberately manipulated reported wait times to hide long backlogs is the surest way of ending fraudulent practices, the agency's interim inspector general told a House committee Monday. “It comes...
By Kelly Cohen | 06/09/14 06:07 PM
Attention, ladies and older folks of DC: You might want to steer clear of a certain government consultant, if the inspector general for the Interior Department is to be believed.
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 02:16 PM
An independent watchdog group that set up a safe place for Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers to report wrongdoing has been hit with a subpoena by the agency's inspector general, demanding it disclose names and other confidential information. The Project on Government Oversight...
By Mark Tapscott | 06/09/14 01:48 PM
Department of Energy officials lacked legal authority to transfer millions of dollars worth of uranium resources to the only U.S.-owned company that uses American-developed technology to enrich the precious metal, according to the Government Accountability Office. The government did four...
By Matthew Daly | 06/09/14 11:16 AM
The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.
By Associated Press | 06/09/14 09:09 AM
RICHMOND, Va. — State data show fewer people are shopping for doctors in Virginia to illegitimately obtain prescription drugs.
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