11/25/13 09:08 AM
Wisconsin has no specific policies regarding the use of informant — or snitch — testimony, which worries some state and national criminal justice experts.
By Michal Conger | 11/22/13 06:45 PM
A Small Business Administration program designed to help businesses in low-income areas get federal contracts gave a dozen firms, including three ineligible ones, 94 percent of the funding awarded over a six-month period last year. The 12 companies received 34.9 million from the SBA's HUBZone...
By Kelly Cohen | 11/22/13 05:16 PM
A high number of nursing home residents on Medicare are being hospitalized, showing a need for new way to measure nursing home quality, the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general said this week. More than 825,000 Medicare residents in nursing home care were transferred to hospitals...
By Mark Tapscott | 11/22/13 04:20 PM
Those Metrobus ads scheduled to appear on Washington, D.C., buses next week are backed by a couple of somewhat shadowy groups. The group officially behind the ads, which thank former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for leaking official documents, is the Partnership for Civil...
By Michal Conger | 11/22/13 09:59 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder has required the Department of Justice's official watchdog to get permission for sensitive documents in several recent investigations, which hinders the investigator's independence, delays reports and raises legal snags, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told a...
By Michal Conger | 11/21/13 05:47 PM
A nonprofit watchdog organization won its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the General Services Administration on Thursday and has released 13 years of federal contract data on its website. The Sunlight Foundation filed the suit on Monday seeking the release of federal contract...
By Kelly Cohen | 11/21/13 01:03 PM
Environmental Protection Agency workers incorrectly classified information in some documents, with the same set of facts deemed both "confidential" and "secret" within the same report, the agency's inspector general has found. The IG found the EPA fails to follow "national security information...
11/21/13 09:43 AM
After Army veteran Eddie Creed died at the Seattle VA hospital in April 2012, his loved ones awaited official word: Why had he received a lethal overdose of morphine in his sleep there? The VA still hasn't released the independent investigation it commissioned concerning his accidental overdose.
11/21/13 09:42 AM
Leonard Glenn Francis, a wealthy Malaysian contractor at the heart of one of the United States Navy’s largest bribery scandals in decades, seemed to have stepped right off the set of “Casablanca.” At 6 feet 3 inches and 350 pounds, Mr. Francis hosted dinners at luxury hotels in Malaysia,...
11/21/13 09:38 AM
Patriot Majority USA received nearly $2.26 million from unions and another $750,000 from a health care trade association in the last election cycle, according to a review of federal records by The Huffington Post.
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