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ACORN-linked groups may profit in Bank of America settlement

By Mark Tapscott | 08/30/14 06:00 AM

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.
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Some IGs slow to publicize whistleblower rights and protections

Some IGs slow to publicize whistleblower rights and protections

By Mark Tapscott | 08/29/14 12:15 PM

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.
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Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

By Luke Rosiak | 08/28/14 05:00 AM

A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.
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USPS leases 10k trailers but can't track them or confirm their receipt

USPS leases 10k trailers but can't track them or confirm their receipt

By Mark Tapscott | 08/28/14 09:30 AM

U.S. Postal Service officials spent more than $39 million leasing trailers last year, but they have no way of tracking their locations or even confirming that they exist, according to a government watchdog.
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Online food stamp fraud growing, GAO reports

Online food stamp fraud growing, GAO reports

By Kelly Cohen | 08/27/14 03:08 PM

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.
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