More Accountability Articles

  • 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...

  • Weight-loss business settles discrimination case

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A weight-loss business has agreed to pay a Detroit-area woman $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1qq4f2l ) Wendy Lamond-Broughton joined Weight Watchers and lost 30 pounds following the birth of her...

  • Secret Service agents reassigned after incidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of embarrassing incidents earlier this year. The division has also changed the rules about when agents are allowed to drink before duty and on...

  • Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data

    DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday...

  • House panel calls on Commerce inspector general to fire officials who forced 'gag clause' on whistleblowers

    Federal inspectors general are supposed to protect whistleblowers, but a House panel has accused Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser of doing the opposite.

  • Delayed tests, inadequate care linked to 23 cancer patient deaths at Veterans Affairs hospitals

    Delays in cancer screenings contributed to as many as 23 patient deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, according to an agency document. Another 53 patients suffered some type of harm as a result of improper care related to gastrointestinal cancer testing or treatment,...

  • FTC says operators of jerk.com deceived consumers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badly. The commission said Monday the website harvested personal information from Facebook to create profiles labeling people a "Jerk" or "not a Jerk". Jerk allegedly charged...

  • Educational program executives sentenced for exposing high school students to asbestos

    FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two former executives from a now-defunct nonprofit organization were sentenced to prison on Monday for exposing as many as 80 Merced County high school students to asbestos in an attempt to cut corners in asbestos removal. Patrick Bowman and Rudy Buendia III...

  • Prison on lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

    Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate cache of more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and hoards of juice and sugar used to make the liquor.

  • California lawmakers propose reforms to regain public trust

    A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.

  • Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be...

  • Congressional leaders call for ouster of failing Veterans Affairs executives, but not of Secretary Eric Shinseki

    House Speaker John Boehner said top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs should be fired for failing to do their jobs, but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki during a news conference Thursday. When asked directly whether Shinseki needs to be...

  • Board created to oversee D.C.'s Union Station isn't working, watchdog finds

    A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Conservative Case Against Obamacare: A Restatement

    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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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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