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Jason Linkins

Justice Department Takes On Fraudster Defense Contractor | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Your "This Day In Government Contractor Abuses" comes via Spencer Ackerman, who flags this release from the U.S. Department of Justice: The United St...

Report: Health Care System Wastes Up to $850 Billion Annually

Politics Daily | David Sessions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report by Thomson Reuters, the American health care system wastes between $505 billion and $850 billion every year, which is up to a th...

Identity Theft Is Really No Big Deal. Idiot.

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

It bothers the heck out of me when someone looks me straight in the eye and tells me that identity theft is no big deal, that I should get over it.

Sorry "suzy," But It's Over Before It's Begun

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lea Lane

I hope you don't mind that I don't answer your email, suz. (Do you mind me calling you that? I can't help it. You have been so kind and supportive).

Judge Blocks Government's Move To Cut ACORN Funding

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The U.S. government's move this fall to cut off funding to ACORN was unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday, handing the emba...

Shahien Nasiripour

Feds Launch Anti-Fraud Crackdown | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration launched a renewed push Tuesday to prosecute financial crimes and stop financial fraud. Updating a seven-year-old, post-Enro...

Former Denver DA Employee Suspected Of Fraud

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A former supervisor at the Denver District Attorney's Office is under scrutiny, suspected of involvement in torching his own car then sending himself ...

Colorado Pension System: $1 Million Fraud Reveals Lax Enforcement Of Requirements

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Lakewood man sent to prison for six years Monday for bilking the state's Old Age Pension system out of $1 million has sparked a call to strengthen r...

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Legislation To Protect Senior Citizen's Money From Fraud

New York Daily News | Bill Egbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fraudsters steal more than $21 million every year from Brooklyn seniors alone, according to government statistics, and more than $70 million from seni...

ATM Skimming Identity Theft Reaches $1 Billion in Losses

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Skimming can occur in a few different ways. The most common is when a store clerk takes your card and runs it through a device that copies the information from the magnetic strip.

The Fraud Squad

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Howard Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI -- The sun-seared condominiums along Brickell Avenue stand tall and shiny, but these days they're pockmarked with vacant units, one after the ot...

Obama Officials Avoided Questions from Press on Misleading Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

According to information in the Federal Procurement Data System, eight of the top ten recipients of federal small business contracts were actually large businesses or divisions of large businesses.

Obama Administration Policies Will Divert Funds From Middle Class Economy

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

We project that by counting big businesses in the United States and Europe as small businesses the Obama Administration may be shortchanging middle class firms out of as much as $100 billion a year in contracts.

Mozilo's Legacy: Villan Or Villified? | E. Scott Reckard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When David Gautreaux volunteered to assist at a charity golf tournament in Thousand Oaks two years ago, he was eager to meet the event's host, Angelo ...

UBS Whistleblower Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term Puts Chill on Whistleblowing

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Bradley Birkenfeld may be one of the most effective whistleblowers in the nation's history. His reward? A 40-month prison sentence.

Obama Administration Policies Could Be Big Problem for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Obama Administration released the federal government's latest statistics on the volume of contracts awarded to small businesses. Small business owners were stunned, angered and disappointed.

Hassan Nemazee, Dem Fundraiser, Freed On $25 Million Bail

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats left jail Wednesday for his $20 mil...

Obama Spouts Pro Small Business Rhetoric, But Gives Small Business Billions to Corporate Giants

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

When you look closely at Obama's policies towards small businesses you start to think its just a matter of time before he loads small business owners into crowded train cars headed for prison camps.

Jason Linkins

Rick Sanchez Takes On Anti-Health Reform Group Again (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Friday, Rick Sanchez went after Conservatives For Patient's Rights, another one of these groups that likes to pretend to want "real reform" when wh...

Small Business Administration Continues to Fabricate Contracting Data

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

Despite a mountain of evidence for the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to large corporations, the Small Business Administration refuses to acknowledge the extent of the problems.

Obama Administration Fabricates Small Business Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Under Obama, the same Fortune 500 firms that were allowed to receive small business contracts during the Bush Administration continue to receive federal small business contracts.

Mainstream Media Should Expose Billions In Abuses In Government Small Business Contracting

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

For the ninth consecutive year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has released fabricated and inflated data on the volume of federal contracts awarded to small businesses.

The Brutal Battle to Kill King Coal

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

A prolonged, determined effort is going to be necessary to end the life of King Coal.

U.S. and Health Care: The Madoff of Nations

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Health care reform is like the Madoff scandal -- there's plenty of evidence that something is wrong, and certainly smelly, but nobody's prepared to do anything much about it.