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  • Treasury doctors banks' TARP data

    Treasury officials also made multiple math errors in summarizing the results of the surveys, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program Christy Romero said.

  • DHS lacks plan, info to manage its $534 million vehicle fleet

    The Department of Homeland Security has no idea which of its vehicles are under-used.

  • Contractor pleads guilty in $23.5 million 'rent-a-vet' scheme

    Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to one count of major program fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain construction contracts with federal agencies using set-asides for owners of Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

  • Billions in U.S. aid can't be accounted for by Afghan officials

    The U.S. has struggled with the corruption in Afghanistan's government over the past 13 years, including having millions of dollars being diverted to the Taliban.

  • Lawmakers pass ethics reform following scandals

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers marked the end of the legislative session early Saturday by approving two political reform bills aimed at addressing a string of scandals, including the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges. Political transparency,...

  • ACORN-linked groups may profit in Bank of America settlement

    Congress banned federal funding for ACORN in 2009 after years of allegations of misuse and corruption, but many of its local chapters reorganized under new names and continued their previous operations.

  • Morgan professor gets 3 years for grant fraud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A professor at Morgan State University has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulently obtaining research grants from the National Science Foundation. Forty-seven-year-old Manoj Kumar Jha of Severn was also ordered to pay $105,726 in restitution at sentencing...

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ), health...

  • Recalls this week: laptop power cords, helmets

    Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds. Here's a more detailed view: LAPTOP POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords that came with HP and Compaq laptops and mini...

  • Feds critical of California twin tunnel project

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the...

  • Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

    MIAMI (AP) — The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola gave Joel Steinger, 64, credit for pleading guilty to...

  • Some IGs slow to publicize whistleblower rights and protections

    Official watchdogs at three federal agencies are doing a poor job of spreading the word about the rights and protections available to federal employees who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and corruption.

  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than...

  • Washington Examiner's Mark Flatten receives American Legion's Fourth Estate Award

    Flatten was recognized for his 2013 series, "Making America's Heroes Wait."

  • Rand Paul argues U.S. actions led to rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul argued Wednesday that the U.S. is partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, an argument that is sure to roil the Republican Party's ongoing debate over foreign policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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