04/24/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some...
By Washington Examiner | 04/24/14 05:47 PM
A culture of impunity has taken hold at the IRS, one that should outrage taxpayers who fork over their hard-earned money every year knowing that if they don't the agency will make their lives miserable. It would be bad enough if the IRS were only still trying to put itself in the role of...
04/24/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators are looking into General Motors' delayed recall of more than 2 million cars with a deadly ignition switch problem. GM disclosed in a quarterly report Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has made inquiries about the recall. It also...
By Ben Fox | 04/24/14 08:13 AM
The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
By Associated Press | 04/24/14 08:11 AM
A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 04/23/14 09:53 PM
More than three dozen veterans died waiting for treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Phoenix facilities, CNN reported Wednesday evening. Citing sources including a recently retired doctor from the Phoenix VA and internal emails, the network said many of the 40-plus vets had been...
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM
Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
By Michal Conger | 04/22/14 05:45 PM
Postal service managers don't know how many historic buildings they have, how much it costs to maintain them or what happened to historic New Deal artwork in the buildings they've sold, according to a new report by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. The agency sold 22 historic post...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/22/14 03:55 PM
According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 2,800 employees with "conduct issues" received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards and 175 quality step — or pay grade — increases.
By Michal Conger | 04/22/14 05:32 AM
Defense intelligence agencies have allowed contract employees fired for misconduct to regain access to classified information, posing a threat to national security, according to a new report by the Defense Department's inspector general.
By Michal Conger | 04/21/14 10:44 PM
A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Department of Health and Human Services for information about the federal health care website's flawed "834" forms after HHS ignored a Freedom of Information Act request. Judicial Watch filed a Dec. 20 FOIA request for documents related to the forms,...
04/21/14 09:45 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Court-appointed monitors say a Dec. 31 disturbance at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility points to the need for further improvements at the prison in Leake County. In U.S. District Court filings, monitors and plaintiffs who sued over conditions at the...
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 09:02 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...
04/19/14 05:00 PM
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...
04/18/14 08:45 AM
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...
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