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  • Online food stamp fraud growing, GAO reports

    One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.

  • Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in appearing to try to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. The report...

  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

  • Veterans Affairs IG finds no direct links between patient deaths and scheduling scams at Phoenix hospital

    Ethical lapses and scheduling tricks were widespread at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, but there is no hard evidence that the failures led directly to patient deaths, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.

  • Big contractors fail to deliver promised services, but EPA paid them anyway

    Environmental Protection Agency officials spent almost $2.2 million for cloud computing services that it never received from two prominent federal contractors, according to a government watchdog's report.

  • DEA payments to Amtrak employee being investigated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the...

  • NY state overtime costs on pace for record high

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. If the pace continues, New York will spend nearly...

  • Labor Department spends $100K on a book club

    They say "knowledge is power," but does it have to be so expensive?

  • Veterans' advocate says VA tries to 'whitewash' Phoenix deaths

    "There seems to be no limit on how low this administration and VA will stoop to deflect blame for a scandal," said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.

  • New York man charged with stealing $25K from union

    PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 41-year-old man with stealing more than $25,000 from a firefighters' union in the Hudson Valley. Troopers say they arrested former Arlington firefighter Keith Rutbell of the town of Pleasant Valley on Monday and charged him with grand...

  • Kansas City at center of Operation Homeless

    Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.

  • Federal subpoena sought email of ex-Pat Quinn advisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...

  • Los Alamos worker sentenced for trying to pass U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela

    A former employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to give U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

  • 3 Panhandle bankers get prison for fraud scheme

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....

  • Jay Rockefeller doesn't go to West Virginia, even when Congress takes a month-long recess in August

    Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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