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Robert Harding, Obama's Second TSA Nominee, Withdraws From Consideration

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is back to square one – again – in finding a transportation security chief to shore up the natio...

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...

Obama Versus Obama on the Patriot Act

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

Disturbingly, Obama Administration officials played a significant behind the scene role in opposing stronger civil liberties protections, directly contradicting Obama's positions as a Senator.

Report: Treasury Misled Public On Bailouts

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The credibility of the government's $700 billion financial rescue program was damaged by claims a year ago that all of the initial bank...

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.

Should Mexican Trucks Be Allowed Throughout U.S.?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The recent release of a Transportation Departments inspector general's office government audit has brought to a head, once again, an issue which ignites deep feelings and loyalties in the best people.

Lending: Banks Worry about SBA's Guaranty

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

SBA's loan programs are less effective because lenders fear may find a reason not to honor its guaranty.

David Hoffman To Resign Inspector General Post And Run For Senate

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Inspector General, David Hoffman, is close resigning his post in the Daley administration so that he can run for U.S. Senate, sources say....

Should Closed Car Dealers Be Re-Opened by Congress?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Dealers say that automakers will save little -- if anything -- from closing outlets.

Gerald Walpin, Inspector General Fired By Obama, Files Lawsuit To Be Reinstated

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gerald Walpin, the former Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service whom President Obama took the unusual step of firi...

Advocacy Groups Say Torture Memo Authors Should Be Disbarred

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A coalition of advocacy groups is asking the District of Columbia and New York bar associations to disbar three government attorney...

McCaskill Says Obama Didn't Follow The Law In Inspector General Firing

AP | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator on Tuesday joined Republicans in questioning President Barack Obama's firing of the internal watchdog for the ...

Thievery Under the TARP

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

A new scathing report by the Treasury Department's special inspector general claims that the aptly named Troubled Asset Relief Fund bailout program is rife with mismanagement and potential for fraud.

Gov't Report Slams IRS for Lax Oversight of Tax Preparers

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

by Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica The IRS allows tax preparers who have been penalized or sentenced in a criminal proceeding for tax shelter violation...

War Crimes and Incompetence -- the Real Shoes Thrown at Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report which basically called Bush and his entire National Security Council war criminals.

The FBI's Bystander Guilt

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

FBI agents started complaining as early as 2002 that abuse was occurring, yet our chief law enforcement agency failed to act in any way beyond absenting itself from the dirty business.

FBI Probes Iraq Inspector General On Misconduct Charges

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The FBI is investigating the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, Justice Department officials said, following allegations of misconduct...

State Department Inspector General Grilled By Congress Over Ties To Blackwater

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, "Assessing the State Department Inspector General." Inspector General Howard J. Krongard will ...

Report: State Dept. 'Watchdog' Censored Reports That Could Have Embarrassed Bush

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Howard J. Krongard, the State Department's inspector general, has repeatedly thwarted investigations and censored reports that might prove politically...