POLITICS
03/18/2013 09:01 am ET

No-Bid Contracts Jump 9 Percent Under Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks on American energy at the Argonne National Laboratory on March 15, 2013 in Argonne, Illinois
US President Barack Obama speaks on American energy at the Argonne National Laboratory on March 15, 2013 in Argonne, Illinois. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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