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It's Time To Prepare For Climate Change

Rep. Matt Cartwright | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Rep. Matt Cartwright

Given the extreme weather events of the last two years and the massive economic losses this nation has incurred as a result, we all understand that the government needs to be better prepared and has to protect itself from future financial losses.

As Medical Claim Denials Increase, Be Prepared to Be a Squeaky Wheel

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

With profit margins under pressure because of Obamacare, insurers likely will be denying more of your claims and inserting themselves even more between you and your doctor when it comes to medically necessary care, but you should never take a "no" as the final answer.

GAO Confirms Statehood Too Costly for Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

Granting statehood to Puerto Rico would set back the island's economy, cost American companies billions of dollars and decrease sources of federal revenues.

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's plan to keep on truckin'...with much less oil; Secretary of Sta...

'Green News Report' - February 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fossil fuels booming in the US -- literally -- with more new explosions...

The Pot Is Calling the Kettle Black in This Feigned Obamacare Outrage

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Knowing I've been both a critic of insurance company practices and a supporter of efforts to reform the industry, a FOX news producer reached out last week to get my take on accusations by conservatives that Obamacare will actually result in a bailout of big insurance companies.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Is Making A Lot Less Off Drilling On Public Lands Than It Should Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The federal government isn't doing enough to ensure it collects a "fair return" for the oil and gas that companies produce from public...

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The government's plans for the construction of a new uranium processing facility are so ridiculous that it could be a poster child for wasteful and unnecessary spending.

Suspected Jihadists Blow Up Bridges In Mali

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in northern Mali say that suspected radical jihadists have blown up two bridges near the country'...

Playing Chicken With Food Safety

Michael Winship | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

New rules the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to put into effect would transfer much of the work inspecting pork and chicken and turkey meat from trained government inspectors to the processing companies themselves. Talk about putting the fox in the henhouse!

Amid Budget Troubles, Army Audit Finds More Miscues

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 1/2-year period to soldiers...

Social Security Has Made Billions In Improper Payments, Report Reveals

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be ...

Intrapreneurship Presents Solutions for MENA's Large Public Sector

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Intrapreneurship is characterized by the "start up" style of management, characterized by flexibility, innovation, and risk-taking. The objective is to circumvent bureaucracy and fast-track private sector development by harnessing or taking advantage of new opportunities and new processes or designs.

Another Politically Motivated Investigation of Nonprofits?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Now it's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that appears to be taking a politically selective look at nonprofits. This time around, however, conservatives are not complaining. Why? Because they are the ones who are pushing GAO to do it.

Does The TSA Give You Good Service? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Like most Americans, Jim Davies thinks the Transportation Security Administration might benefit from top-to-bottom reform.

Audit Finds Gov't Agency Paid Millions To The Dead

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

As Congress readies for another budget showdown, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a Monday audit unearthing millions o...

Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

DCAA had cut corners after a boom in post-9/11 defense contracting came without a corresponding increase in its staffing. But some say it is overcompensating after being slammed by Congress after its failings were exposed by GAO.

Pentagon Must Address 'Dysfunctional' Program

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's efforts to find and identify troops missing in action from past conflicts are undermined by leadership weaknesses, i...

'You Can't Outsource National Security'

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government's background check ...

'Green News Report' - April 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Radical Islamists Attack Mali City

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — Islamic extremists infiltrated and attacked the northern Malian city of Gao, the mayor and residents said late Saturday. It was...

OCC's Magical Mystery Foreclosure Review

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Quicker than you can say Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Obama administration's promise to do justice for over four million foreclosed homeowners has evaporated into the could-have-been ether.

Don't Fall for TV Ads on Medicare From an Insurance Industry Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Facing government cuts to one of their cash cows -- private Medicare plans -- health insurance companies have launched a multi-pronged campaign, financed by the customer premiums, to persuade Congress to keep the cuts from going into effect next month.

Jack Lew, Citigroup and the Ugland Truth

Michael Winship | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Jack Lew is, by all accounts, a decent guy and dedicated public servant, but like so many of our recent treasury secretaries is so deeply immersed in the old boy nexus of Wall Street and government as to have little comprehension of how, in the midst of a soaring Dow Jones, so many millions struggle to make ends meet.

Driver's Ed: How the DMV Could Make Teens Learn About Money

Adam Levin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Before teenagers get their driver's licenses, every DMV in the country should include questions about basic financial literacy on their driver's test.