This article by Theodoric Meyer was originally published August 11, 2104 at the website of ProPublica. This story was co-published with the Albany Times-Union and WNYC. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration — which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history — has quietly adopted policies that allow it to […]
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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tried to clear the air with constituents during his time back home in Kentucky, recently talking to local voters about ongoing criticisms of foreign policy flip-flopping with regard to providing U.S. aid to Israel. The Senator also discussed his opinion on the U.S.’s current actions against the ISIS terror group. Paul […]
“Horseshit.” That’s how Democratic members of Congress report that President Barack Obama expressed his view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he appointed, calling him out on his policy toward Syria. What has become a noticeable rift between two Washington fixtures who most people would assume agree, or should publically pretend to agree, […]
John Brennan, current director of the CIA and a former counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, expressed the Administration’s dismissive attitude toward planning U.S. strategy around the real ambitions of al-Qaida and its offshoots back in 2011. But here we are. Brennan delivered his prepared remarks to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International […]
It’s completely legal for high-profile Federal officials to spend public funds to do private things, thanks to a convoluted system of rules governing spending and reimbursement for air travel expenses. Attorney General Eric Holder, for example, flew himself, his daughters, his daughters’ boyfriends and two guards to the Belmont Stakes in June – a trip […]
During the Bill Clinton Administration, Republican lawmakers created a program to provide incentive for banks to finance projects that would create new markets in financially struggling communities. But the program is being used on frivolous projects in areas where the taxpayer-funded economic boost isn’t even needed.
More than half of the Federal government’s 78 inspectors general complained to Congress last week that the Administration of President Barack Obama habitually obstructs their lawful mission to conduct investigations into government waste and corruption.
Congressman Mike Honda, a California Democrat, has proposed legislation that would prohibit Americans who aren’t affiliated with government law enforcement or military organizations from owning body armor.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a program that allows its patent examiners to work from home. An investigation of the practice has now revealed that a lot of those employees have routinely lied about the number of hours they’ve worked, and they have even received bonuses for work that was never done.