By Michal Conger | 02/13/14 06:13 PM
Shortly after former North Dakota congressional contender Shane Goettle ended his bid for the Republican nomination in April 2012, he joined Odney Advertising to start its public affairs and lobbying arm.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/13/14 12:46 PM
Federal agencies have a long way to go in deciding who should and shouldn't get security clearances, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The federal government, which has more than 5.1 million federal and contract employees, spent more than $1 billion in 2011 on...
02/13/14 09:31 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Authorities say they've arrested 18 Albany-area residents who scammed New York state out of $150,000 in unemployment benefits. State police and the Department of Labor say their separate investigations began weeks ago. Officials say the suspects were receiving unemployment...
By Luke Rosiak | 02/13/14 06:03 AM
A PAC called 21st Century Democrats has raised $5.3 million since 2009, but not a penny of it has gone to candidates' campaigns or independent expenditures on their behalf, according to Federal Election Commission records.
By Logan Porter | 02/12/14 04:51 PM
President Obama put federal contractor pay in the spotlight with his State of the Union address proposal to raise the minimum wage for employees of companies doing government work. But how much do federal contractors make now? The numbers show they're paid an average of twice what than private...
By Kevin McGill | 02/12/14 01:13 PM
A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
02/11/14 05:15 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday renewed a call for an investigation into the state's defective health care exchange with a focus on the procurement process of the exchange's board, which has approved multimillion dollar contracts. Del. Ron George, a Republican running in...
02/10/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when a cellphone can guide you to your driveway, commercial pilots attempt to land at the wrong airport more often than most passengers realize or government officials admit, according to an Associated Press search of government safety data and news reports since...
02/10/14 02:46 PM
TOKYO (AP) — After a night of partying in Hiroshima City, the woman agreed to share a room at the Tokyo Inn Hotel with the U.S. Marine. As soon as the door closed, the tryst turned violent, she told investigators. He tore her clothes off, forced her to perform oral sex on him and then raped...
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