By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 03:05 PM
A federal judge wants the IRS to make a sworn statement of how it lost Lerner's emails and what it can do to get them back. The IRS and Judicial Watch will also have to meet in September in front of a federal magistrate who is an expert on electronic records in the courts.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/10/14 01:34 PM
U.S. Investigations Services, the firm that vetted the NSA whistleblower and once saw one employee do 15,000 background checks in a single month, just landed a huge federal contract on immigration.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/10/14 10:21 AM
The 100 workers at the federal agency that runs Radio Marti and TV Marti are unhappy, an inspector general says.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/09/14 05:45 PM
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to records about the investigation.
07/09/14 08:15 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least two companies that received money from Gov. Scott Walker's chief economic development agency later outsourced jobs to foreign countries, WKOW-TV reported Wednesday. One of the companies received a second award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...
By Mark Tapscott | 07/09/14 05:18 PM
The embattled former IRS senior executive cautioned colleagues against including comments in official emails that might be seen by Congress.
07/09/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax credits for families that don't qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to...
By Kevin McGill | 07/09/14 10:17 AM
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.
By Matthew Daly | 07/09/14 07:58 AM
A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.
07/09/14 08:00 AM
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 (http://bit.ly/1oGMcGI ) that 50-year-old Jennifer DeGraw should have never been arrested. She...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/08/14 05:39 PM
"Construction requirements have changed, costs have increased, and schedules have been extended" over the past four years for the expansion at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, GAO says.
07/08/14 05:46 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law. For more than five years...
By Mark Flatten | 07/07/14 09:03 PM
Hefty performance bonuses were paid last year to 64 VA medical directors who oversaw hospitals, including some where patient wait lists were falsified and preventable patient deaths occurred.
07/07/14 10:45 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal regulators said Monday that they've approved a $3.25 million settlement with an Arizona utility over a 2011 blackout that left millions of people without power in California, Arizona and Mexico. The settlement between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Arizona...
07/07/14 09:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators last week after an investigation found they allegedly faked records and, in one case, engaged in "workplace harassment," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The move is the...
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