More Accountability Articles

  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

  • Vermont auditor plans review of health website

    The state auditor of accounts plans to review the troubled implementation of Vermont's health care exchange website, which has been criticized for being slow and not allowing users to correct mistakes.

  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    ( Federal investigators and unions are raising concerns about safety in small field offices scattered across the country, where federal employees at the IRS, Social Security Administration and other agencies are more likely to interact with the public.

  • State agencies warned of ‘Heartbleed’ cyber threat

    ( South Carolina's cyber security agency is warning other state agencies about a software bug that experts say could create havoc on websites using a certain type of secure connection.

  • Memos show regulators held back as evidence grew of GM defect

    ( Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now linked to 13 deaths was building.

  • Florida state transportation officials review campaign's misuse of public funds

    The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.

  • Watchdog group sues EPA for text messages from top officials

    A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency seeking text messages from top officials after the agency denied a Freedom of Information Act request for the records. The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed the FOIA request in December for messages sent to and from...

  • GAO recommends scrapping failed auto loan program Energy Department wants to revive

    Department of Energy officials could save taxpayers at least $4.2 billion by scrapping a loan program the government said last week it wants to revive, according to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

  • GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting...

  • Harry Reid's official website attack on Koch brothers may have violated Senate rules

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have broken Senate ethics and Internet rules by using his official website to attack libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch, a possible violation of the chamber's prohibition on "partisan" material on members' publicly funded webpages. The...

  • Veteran tells Congress he was handed a 'death sentence' by botched care at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Barry Coates knows he will die soon and thus become another preventable patient death resulting from botched care at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. In November 2010, Coates sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding at a VA hospital in Hartsville, S.C. The...

  • Data brokers disciplined over consumer protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's tough enough landing a job these days. So imagine if that background check provided to your potential employer wrongly identified you as a possible sex offender. That's what the Federal Trade Commission says happened in a case it's settling with InfoTrack Information...

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

    DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S....

  • Government watchdog complains of DHS hiring issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Office of Special Counsel says three Customs and Border Protection human resources employees tried to manipulate the hiring process to give three politically connected applicants an advantage. In complaints filed Tuesday and announced Wednesday, the Office of Special...

  • Judge slaps State Department over Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is calling for an investigation of the State Department over years of delays in prosecuting Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007. Four Blackwater guards are scheduled to go on trial June 11 in Washington for the...

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

  • 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? 

  • 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...