More Accountability Articles

  • 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. She...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Government is why drilling permit approvals are slower than molasses, IG says

    In other shocking news: The federal government is impeding productivity. The Bureau of Land Management is taking its time to approve oil and gas drilling permits on federal and Indian lands, according to new report from the Department of the Interior's inspector general. Though federal law...

  • Happy birthday, IRS?

    On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service will turn 61, a few years short of the average retirement age. Many Americans, when they get ready to retire, reflect on their career. I'd like to think the IRS, were it personified, might take a long look at its professional life leading up to its birthday.

  • Veterans Affairs problems don't disappear for vets in private hospitals, GAO says

    Allowing veterans to seek health care at private hospitals does not mean the long wait lists they face at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities will disappear.

  • IRS failed to tell federal court of lost Lois Lerner emails

    Internal Revenue Service officials will have to explain to a federal judge July 10 why the tax agency didn't inform the court that Lois Lerner's emails had been lost.

  • Amidst crisis, CFPB quietly offers legal services to worried managers

    Several weeks after a top whistleblower testified of widespread discrimination and retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, agency officials quietly moved to reimburse its managers for legal counsel and offer legal protections, the Washington Examiner has learned. The new CFPB...

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.

  • You won't believe where EPA employees are pooping

    The Supreme Court's Monday ruling on greenhouse gas regulation may be the primary topic of conversation at the Environmental Protection Agency, but this is a close No. 2.

  • New Tom Coburn report describes Veterans Affairs Department wracked by incompetence, corruption, coverups

    Underworked doctors, crooked contracting officers, criminals, perverts and cheats are all part of the broken culture that rewards failure and punishes honest employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn.

From the Weekly Standard