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...
12/04/13 11:38 AM
The panel appointed by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said it had found possible sham nonprofit groups funded with public money and businesses using campaign donations to influence laws.
By Mark Flatten | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
Patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are not being adequately protected from doctors who have histories of providing substandard treatment, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
By Michal Conger | 12/04/13 07:51 AM
Peace Corps officials refuse to give their agency's inspector general information on sexual assaults of volunteers serving overseas. They've even issued an agency-wide policy barring Peace Corps IG Kathy Buller from gaining access to sexual assault incident reports. “Hiding any information...
12/04/13 12:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog group says all 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges. The Center for Public Integrity says three states — Montana, Utah and Idaho —...
By Mark Flatten | 12/03/13 01:31 PM
Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Francisco routinely renewed prescriptions for narcotic painkillers for patients they had never seen, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The IG also found sloppy record-keeping and failure to follow protocols...
By Michal Conger | 12/03/13 12:48 PM
A group of African drummers and a Washington, D.C., media group received $630,000 in stimulus funds for energy projects despite their lack of experience, according to an audit by the Department of Energy inspector general. The audit was first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon. The...
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...
12/03/13 08:53 AM
Could spies and terrorists be casing the gates and lurking inside the electronic bowels of San Diego's South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant, preparing to strike at the drop of a keystroke? That's at least a possibility, based on findings contained in a heavily redacted audit of the...
12/03/13 08:52 AM
(cironline.org) In 2010, a California developmental center nursing assistant was accused of stomping a patient unconscious. After delays and shoddy investigations, no one has been charged and the facility has not been penalized.
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