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No Bid Contracts

Practice That Obama Condemned Grows Under His Watch

Bloomberg Government | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

President Obama in 2009 told federal agencies that no-bid contracts were "wasteful" and "inefficient."...

Joy Resmovits

Union Letter: Murdoch's Company Should Not Have Access To Student Data | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New York should drop a $27 million contract with Wireless Generation, a Rupert Murdoch-owned student data tracking company, in light of Ne...

The Widening Murdoch Scandal and the Wireless No-Bid Contracts

Leonie Haimson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Questions have been raised surrounding several no-bid contracts that New York intends to award Wireless Generation, the company that Rupert Murdoch bought immediately after Joel Klein announced he would run Murdoch's new online learning division.

Earmark Rule Changes: Lobbyists Scrambling To Keep Money Flowing

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jolted by a sudden tightening of the rules, lobbyists and military contractors who have long relied on lucrative earmarks from Congress ...

Ethics Panel Clears Seven Lawmakers In Probe Of Contracts For Campaign Donors

Washington Post | Paul Kane and Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ethics committee decided to clear Visclosky even though the Office of Congressional Ethics, which conducts preliminary reviews, found probable cau...

Campaign Finance Reform: A Matter of National Security

Bob Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Our bloated defense budget is another example of how campaign finance skews policy and spending priorities towards those who give the most and often have significant influence.

Obama's First 100 Days: Restoring the Good Name of the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The task awaiting Obama was massive. And yet, there is a rush to decide how he's doing after 100 days. Donnie Walsh gets two years to revive the Knicks, but the president only gets 100 days to fix the country?

Fourteen Changes Barack Obama Could Make in His First 30 Days

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

If he can infuse the huge federal engine with bite-sized, doable tasks that all link together somehow, he will be a mystery reformer -- a relatively low-key, undramatic force that renews and redirects an ineffective establishment.

The Bush/McCain Incompetence Taxes

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

I happily used the "tax and spend liberal" label against Gore and Kerry. I believed that Bush would cut taxes and spending, reduce government, and keep us out of expensive foreign entanglements.

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Government report links extreme weather to global warming, traffic pollution to childhood allergies, Denver Police stockpiling pepper weapons and Rumsfeld got torture advice from Army psychologists.

Ex-Officials Rake In No-Bid Contracts As Watchdogs

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal prosecutors are steering no-bid contracts to former government officials who earn millions of dollars by monitoring companies accused of cheat...