More Accountability Articles

  • Department of Education revives Florida Bright Futures probe

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has revived a probe into Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program, which critics charge is increasingly out of reach for the students who need it most. A spokesman for the department told The Miami...

  • Ex-border inspector to be sentenced for corruption

    SAN DIEGO — Lorne Jones received praise from supervisors for seizing large loads of marijuana and other drugs during a long career as a U.S. border inspector. Now he faces a judge for helping smuggle drugs himself. Jones faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced...

  • San Diego invites feds to probe police misconduct

    SAN DIEGO — San Diego's new mayor and newly appointed police chief have invited the federal Department of Justice to investigate the city's police department after allegations of officer misconduct. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and police Chief Shelley Zimmerman were set to reveal details about the...

  • Louisiana court: Give contractor records about cancellation

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana must give a fired contractor records about cancellation of its $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims, the state appeal court in Baton Rouge ruled in response to an open records request. The Jindal administration canceled Client Network Services Inc.'s...

  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

  • Federal employees using government aircraft for hundreds of non-official missions, GAO says

    Senior federal officials use government airplanes for many non-official purposes, but agencies don't track the trips, according to the Government Accountability Office. More than 1,700 aircraft are owned or leased by the federal government and are used to "accomplish a wide variety of...

  • Firing of officer who shared Rihanna photo upheld

    LOS ANGELES — A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • New York auditors say storm equipment unaccounted for

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Nearly half of the $1.2 million in equipment purchased by the state to keep polling stations open after Superstorm Sandy wasn't received, recovered later or disposed of properly, New York auditors reported Friday. In the first of several audits examining the state's storm...

  • Governor John Kitzhaber seeks Cover Oregon shake-up

    SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's Gov. John Kitzhaber asked for a shake-up of Cover Oregon's top leadership Thursday after an independent investigation found that state managers had repeatedly failed to heed reports about problems that prevented the online health insurance exchange from launching on...

  • Authorities enter Rhode Island speaker's office

    Authorities carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes have entered the Statehouse office of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox.

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • Darrell Issa subpoenas ATF over botched storefront sting operations

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a scathing subpoena Wednesday to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a series of botched undercover operations that left a wake of destruction behind them.

  • Washington Examiner files lawsuit against CFPB for withholding renovation documents

    A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Washington Examiner seeking 335 pages of public documents withheld by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about its costly renovation of an office building near the White House. The Examiner filed a civil complaint against the CFPB under the...

  • IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers

    An IRS employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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