By Michal Conger | 12/11/13 07:30 PM
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa warned Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday that obstructing a congressional investigation is a criminal offense. Issa's warning came in a letter in which the California Republican told...
By Michal Conger | 12/11/13 12:41 PM
A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant pleaded guilty in federal court this week in North Carolina to accepting bribes from contractors and stealing fuel while on duty in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Justice. Sgt. 1st Class James Edward Travis was deployed to Forward Operating Base...
By Neal McCabe | 12/11/13 05:21 AM
Part three of a five-part series Most Americans probably think of Transportation Security Administration security lines at the airport when asked about Washington’s role in commercial airline travel, but the federal government is a major player at virtually every level of the industry.
By Michal Conger and none | 12/10/13 05:25 PM
Nearly $500 million and five years after the Department of Defense purchased 20 refurbished transport aircraft for the Afghan Air Force, the planes sit idle in Kandahar. Now the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know what went wrong. The Pentagon ended the...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 05:01 PM
Postal Service employees have credit cards that can be used to make cash withdrawals against government funds, and 11 percent of their ATM withdrawals were determined to be "inappropriate," according to an inspector general's report published Tuesday.
By Richard Pollock | 12/10/13 02:43 PM
California’s budding doctor rebellion against Obamacare appears to be genuinely spontaneous, lacking leadership from a single individual or organization. As the Washington Examiner has reported in recent days, an estimated 70 percent of California's physicians -- ranging from general...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 08:54 AM
They operate in obscurity, largely without oversight by inspectors-general, the news media or the president, toiling ostensibly for the good of taxpayers who rarely see the impact of their work, and likely don’t even know they exist. They are the little federal agencies hidden away in the...
By Neil McCabe | 12/10/13 06:41 AM
Second of a five-part series When the Interstate highway system was begun in the 1950s, a common fear was that regional cultures and unique local communities that were bypassed would be forever lost due to the vastly increased commerce between distant cities.
By Mark Flatten | 12/09/13 07:46 PM
Islamic advocacy groups with hidden agendas and historic ties to radical organizations are dictating how the FBI and other federal agencies combat terrorism, a watchdog group alleges in a new report. The recent purge of counter-terror training documents to remove references that might offend...
12/09/13 05:54 PM
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by the Associated Press.
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