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Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax records

By Mark Tapscott | 09/30/14 04:47 PM

Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax records

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration cannot withhold information on whether the White House received confidential taxpayer information by citing certain exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.
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IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

By Sarah Westwood | 09/30/14 02:00 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials can't assure that water resources are safe from the hazardous waste that emanates from sewage facilities, according to a government watchdog.
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Houston VA staffer tossed benefits cases

Houston VA staffer tossed benefits cases

By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 03:42 PM

Veterans with disability claims pending in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston office were left without a decision or explanation after a worker inappropriately dumped their cases, according to the agency's inspector general.
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Activist 'payday lending' video ad misleads consumers according to advertising ethicists

Activist 'payday lending' video ad misleads consumers according to advertising ethicists

By Richard Pollock | 09/30/14 03:25 PM

An activist group that has been waging an aggressive advertising campaign against "shady tactics" of payday lenders may have misled consumers when it used the logo of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an advocacy video without the agency's permission.
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$33k-per-month federal anti-waste consultant sues government for $10m

$33k-per-month federal anti-waste consultant sues government for $10m

By Luke Rosiak | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

A consultant who was paid lavishly by the government to identify waste was found to have received contracts improperly and is now suing the government for $10 million.
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Policy: Environment & Energy

Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

By Mark Tapscott | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

Two environmental nonprofits are launching more Endangered Species Act lawsuits now than they did before signing a 2011 agreement with the federal government to file fewer such actions, according to a study made public Monday by an energy industry advocacy group.
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Watchdog: Follow the Money

One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

By Luke Rosiak | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.
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