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Lucia Graves

EPA Pushes Back Against Report Alleging Agency Cut Corners On Climate Finding | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday pushed back against an inspector general report alleging the White House cut corners in...

Grassley Demands Review of Veterans Dept Travel After News of $131,000 Commute

Corbin Hiar | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Iowa Republican and longtime government watchdog Sen. Charles Grassley on Thursday demanded a review of $80 million spent on travel last year by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Inspector General: Fire 54 Firefighters Over Alleged $100,000 Fraud

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Inspector General is recommending the termination of 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department's scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Burea...

Senate Probes Small Business Administration on Billions in Fraud and Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 2008, President Obama recognized the magnitude of the issue stating, "It is time to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants."

Inspector General: Rahm Picking Up Where Daley Left Off

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

A letter issued Tuesday by Inspector General Joe Ferguson says that with regard to a number of ethics-related investigations, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is no...

Tom Zeller Jr.

House Republicans Grill Nuclear Watchdog Over Yucca Mountain Probe | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

Members of a Congressional subcommittee grilled the inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Tuesday over a report in which he and...

Shahien Nasiripour

Official: Bank Of America 'Significantly Hindered' Federal Investigation | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Bank of America, the largest U.S. bank by assets, "significantly hindered" a federal investigation into the firm's faulty foreclosure prac...

Chicago Inspector General: Minority Business Program "Dysfunctional"

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report detailing "widespread fraud, abuse and mismanagement" in the city mi...

Snow Chief Keeps His Job Despite Using Employees For Errands

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

On May 1, Inspector General Joe Ferguson released a report detailing a series of ethics violations at the Chicago Snow Command. According to Fergu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Deutsche Bank Accused Of Massive Mortgage Fraud By U.S. Government | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

The Justice Department sued Deutsche Bank AG, one of the world's 10 biggest banks by assets, on Tuesday for at least $1 billion for defrauding taxpaye...

Reform Or Window Dressing? Aldermen Prepare To Hire Inspector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is moving forward on hiring an inspector general to police its own members, in a process that some describe as reform and oth...

The Case of the Missing Inspector General Reports

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Cross-posted on the Project On Government Oversight's blog. Inspector General (IG) investigations expose some of the most egregious examples of mi...

Update About the Government's New War on Peace

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The raids on anti-war activists indicate to me that the FBI is merely seizing the moment in opportunistic fashion and abusing its discretion under the overbroad series of "war on terror" laws.

Reducing Toxic Air Behind Schedule at EPA, Americans at Risk

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Trip Van Noppen

Report from agency's Inspector General exposes unlawful delay The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fallen far behind in one of its most impor...

Ruling Limits Inspector General's Powers, Insulates Mayor Daley's Office From Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judge Nancy Arnold has dismissed an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the inspector general demanding that Corporation Counsel Mara Georges turn over doc...

Watchdog or Puppy Dog? A Report From the Chicago City Council

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

With the help of some of my colleagues I was able to delay a vote on a misguided piece of legislation -- the establishment of a "Legislative Inspector General," the proposed "watchdog" of the City Council.

City Council Approves Inspector General; Reformers Say Measure Doesn't Go Nearly Far Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen agreed today to hire an independent inspector general to investigate the City Council, although the job is saddled with restrictions ...

Federal Audit, Lawmakers Spotlight Puppy Mill Problems

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There's long overdue action on the issue of puppy mills, and the issue got some much-needed attention yesterday from the federal government. Sens. Ric...

NESA's David Barno, Former Top US Afghan Commander, Investigated For Mismanagement At Research Center

The Cable | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, the former top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has been under investigation for over a year amid allegations he ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Watchdog: Obama Foreclosure Program Is Likely To Be A Failure | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration's signature foreclosure-prevention program is likely to be a failure and has not done enough to help struggling homeowners wh...

Aldermen Approve 'Watered-Down' Ethics Reform, Will Choose Their Own Inspector General

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council agreed today to hire its own inspector general, with the power to investigate aldermen and their employees, but only after sworn comp...

Federal Judge Clears the Way for Destruction of Incriminating Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I want people to understand that the Obama Administration is reducing transparency and helping to cover-up hundreds of billions of dollars in federal contracting fraud.

Helen Hawkins, Former Schools Official, Spent Thousands Of School Money On Designer Bags, Hair Products

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Helen Hawkins, the former head of the Triumphant Charter school on the city's South Side, is facing jail time after using school funds to buy designer...

Iraqi Police Contract Flaws Raise Questions About Afghan Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Christine SpolarHuffington Post Investigative Fund In a report that offers lessons for the growing war in Afghanistan, the inspector general overs...

Knocking Down The Biggest Excuse For The Bailout

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If the Obama team wants to earn back some goodwill concerning the banks, they have to do better than the lame excuse of "we had to do it." They didn't have to do it this way. There were many other possibilities.