More Accountability Articles

  • Here's what the company that vetted Edward Snowden for the NSA just got

    U.S. Investigations Services, the firm that vetted the NSA whistleblower and once saw one employee do 15,000 background checks in a single month, just landed a huge federal contract on immigration.

  • Why pro-democracy broadcasters targeting Cuba feel demoralized

    The 100 workers at the federal agency that runs Radio Marti and TV Marti are unhappy, an inspector general says.

  • How much time did a key Obama official spend investigating the IRS' Tea Party targeting?

    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to records about the investigation.

  • What Lois Lerner told her IRS colleagues not to say in emails

    The embattled former IRS senior executive cautioned colleagues against including comments in official emails that might be seen by Congress.

  • Veterans Affairs apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

    A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.

  • Fla sheriff pays $1.15M in wrongful death case

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has paid $1.15 million to the estate of a mentally ill woman who died in her jail cell. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Tampa Bay Times ( ) that 50-year-old Jennifer DeGraw should have never been arrested....

  • Report: Backlog in drill requests hurts industry

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The federal agency tasked with approving oil and gas projects on public lands is handicapping development in Utah and across the U.S. because it takes too long to review oil and gas proposals, a federal report finds. In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management's Vernal office...

  • How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrong

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn. GM set about...

  • Judicial Watch asks federal judge to lift 'temporary' stay on lawsuit seeking Operation Fast and Furious documents

    A federal judge will decide Tuesday whether to lift a 16-month-old "temporary" stay on a non-profit government watchdog's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for Operation Fast and Furious scandal documents.

  • Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

    DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles. For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem. Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy and...

  • New York construction firms accused of safety scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two construction safety companies dispatched cooks, hairdressers, bellhops and musicians to sign off as licensed safety experts — one of them dead — on inspections at dozens of high-rise sites, authorities said Wednesday. Flouting a city law that requires a private-sector...

  • Groups want to see Montana judge's racist emails

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama. Two Indian advocacy groups from Montana and South...

  • Five problems a government inspection found with Obamacare subsidies

    The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services released a report highlighting problems verifying eligibility for federal health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Graco gives in, agrees to recall infant car seats

    DETROIT (AP) — Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history. The recall, announced Tuesday, comes after a five-month spat between Graco and the National Highway...

  • Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails

    IRS attorneys will be even busier than normal next week, because another federal judge has told them to show up in court July 11 to defend the federal tax agency.

From the Weekly Standard