More Accountability Articles

  • FEMA makes a $12 million mistake on Iowa flood

    Federal officials wasted more than $12 million on unnecessary repairs by not following their own guidelines for disaster clean-up.

  • Veterans Affairs moves to fire retiring hospital director

    The retirement of John Goldman, director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga., was announced Monday. Then on Friday, VA sent out a press release saying the agency has "proposed removal" for Goldman.

  • Federal managers show little decision-making progress, GAO finds

    The Government Accountability Office said its analysis "found that most agencies showed no statistically significant change in use during this period" in a report made public Friday.

  • Federal regs cost $1.88 trillion, more with Obama's 'pen and phone' rules

    Burdensome federal regulations cost Americans at least $1.88 trillion annually, and that doesn't include the impact of President Obama's "pen and phone" rule making.

  • Ex-judge in Waco pleads guilty to benefits theft

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas judge already on probation for a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces up to 10 years in federal prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits, prosecutors said. Jean Laster Boone, who resigned last October as a McLennan County...

  • Not testing new combat ships cost Navy an extra $200 million: GAO

    It's GAO's latest criticism of the troubled program, which has been plagued by performance problems since it began 10 years ago.

  • EPA's Jackson didn't list official records when she left

    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson failed to complete a required form listing all official records in her possession when she left the agency in 2013.

  • Outgoing DC mayor nominates new inspector general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 26-year Navy veteran and longtime internal Navy watchdog has been nominated to serve as the District of Columbia's new inspector general. Mayor Vincent Gray announced the nomination of Daniel Lucas on Thursday. Lucas will have to be confirmed by the D.C. Council, which...

  • GAO questions if the Pentagon can afford the F-35

    An ambitious effort to equip the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy with a single combat aircraft, originally billed as a way to be more efficient, will cost $8.8 billion a year to more to operate than the aging planes it will replace, the Government Accountability Office says.

  • Treasurer's employees cited for faking records

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state watchdog for the Illinois Treasurer has asked Dan Rutherford's office to review its timekeeping policies after an investigation found three top staff members falsified timecards. Executive Inspector General David Wells' investigation, posted recently on the...

  • Justice Dept. sues firms over tax fraud

    The Justice Department is suing a tax preparation firm over "tens of millions of dollars" in tax fraud involving the Earned Income Tax Credit, a program with a significant history of bogus payments.

  • China flooding U.S. with fake driver's licenses

    The fake licenses are produced by high-tech forgery rings and are so accurate they could lead to breaches in homeland security.

  • Insurance brokers say they are 'worse off' due to Obamacare

    Twenty-nine percent of independent insurance brokers claim their businesses have been injured by Obamacare, according to a new survey.

  • Nonprofit to train Hill oversight sleuths

    A private nonprofit government watchdog group will soon work with congressional committees to help them oversee federal spending and programs.

  • Postal officials resist upgrade to verify $22 million in repairs

    There is no documentation for more than $22 million worth of repairs that postmasters and other postal officials paid for last year with credit cards, according to USPS inspector general.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...