More Accountability Articles

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from...

  • Rick Scott's office: Ask employees for records, not us

    The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is making a unique legal argument when it comes to handing over public records: Get it from the employees, not us.

  • Cook County official's hiring practices questioned

    Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough is facing questions about her decision to hire family members and others with political ties to her.

  • Chairman: Terry Branstad staff pressured board on hires

    The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration, in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill state positions with allies.

  • Six small shopkeepers are big losers in CFPB headquarters building renovation

    Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's renovation or the future of their shops. The shopkeepers' fears are warranted, because CFPB's...

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information. "The...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • A flawed rape investigation around a star college athlete

    Controversy has surrounded Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston since December 2012, when a freshman at the school reported being raped by a stranger near a popular Tallahassee bar.

  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

    DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when...

  • Not all of the Pulitzers were won by the media Goliaths

    NFL players have Most Valuable Player awards. Major League Baseball players strive for Cy Youngs and Gold Gloves. For journalists, it's the Pulitzer. Every year, when Pulitzers are announced, most of them are awarded to big corporate media outlets with huge staffs and budgets devoted...

  • How many times have the cops photographed your license plate?

    Local police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. They could have the same information — or more — about you.

  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Corruption, kidnappings hurt $200m U.S. effort to help Afghanistan collect customs revenue

    Nearly $200 million in U.S. tax dollars and five years of effort to fight corruption in Afghanistan's customs system may be "irrevocably lost" when the U.S. leaves the country, according to a new report by an internal government watchdog.

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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