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  • Doctors indicted for alleged health care fraud

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two doctors who owned and operated pain management clinic have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. A 16-count indictment against 60-year-old Paramjit Singh Ajrawat and his wife, 56-year-old Sukhveen Kaur Ajrawat of Potomac was returned Tuesday by a grand jury...

  • GM recalling nearly 29,000 Cruzes to fix air bags

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated. The cars, from the 2013 and 2014 model years, were built with an incorrect baffle, and that...

  • Ex-NYC councilman's conviction in jeopardy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a New York City councilman serving a five-year prison sentence may be in jeopardy after a federal appeals court launched a probe Thursday to see whether spectators were improperly excluded from his trial. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the trial...

  • Chicago man arrested for impersonating US marshal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chicago man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a U.S. Marshals Service employee. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert P. Rozycki was arrested Wednesday by deputy U.S. marshals. He is charged with two felony counts of impersonating a U.S. Marshals...

  • GOP lawmaker wants governor to testify on program

    CHICAGO (AP) — A vocal Republican lawmaker called Wednesday for Gov. Pat Quinn to testify before a legislative commission over a scandal-plagued anti-violence program the same day a published report showed the Quinn initiative gave money to a nonexistent program that claimed to help former...

  • Education Dept. removes tweet with movie scene

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie "Bridesmaids" with the words "Help me. I'm poor" imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid. "If this is you, then you better fill out your...

  • Amidst crisis, CFPB quietly offers legal services to worried managers

    Several weeks after a top whistleblower testified of widespread discrimination and retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, agency officials quietly moved to reimburse its managers for legal counsel and offer legal protections, the Washington Examiner has learned. The new CFPB...

  • Top OPM officials routinely use set-aside contracting to circumvent rules, IG says

    High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.

  • You won't believe where EPA employees are pooping

    The Supreme Court's Monday ruling on greenhouse gas regulation may be the primary topic of conversation at the Environmental Protection Agency, but this is a close No. 2.

  • The reason the U.S. government is investing huge money in social media

    Social media's rise in popularity is being accompanied by a rise in federal spending on it.

  • US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal...

  • 15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby. Recently unsealed indictments allege that Kareem Ahmed, who heads the...

  • Executive accused in Madoff scam pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier Bernard Madoff's "horrific and evil Ponzi scheme." The firm executive, Paul Konigsberg, pleaded...

  • Survey probes Hanford worker dynamic

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Few of the U.S. Department of Energy workers who are helping build a plant to treat the most dangerous radioactive wastes at a nuclear site in Washington state feel they can openly challenge management decisions, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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