The Teamsters have begun informing retirees and current workers that their pension benefits may soon be cut, the final ironic twist to a lobbying campaign that saw the union spend its own members’ dollars to win the right to shrink their retirement pay.
A government watchdog said Wednesday that the Defense Department squandered $36 million to build a single command facility in Afghanistan that was never used, and recommended disciplinary action against three officers for their roles in the boondoggle.
A former Drug Enforcement Administration special agent and one of the agency’s information technology specialists were arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to conceal their ownership of a New Jersey strip club which employed illegal immigrants.
The National Institutes of Health is using hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on grants to study the best ways to get gay people to quit smoking and abusing drugs and alcohol.
One Navy petty officer managed to spend six times his allotted per diem at strip clubs using his official government travel charge card, according to a new Pentagon audit Tuesday that found Defense Department employees made more than $1 million in bogus charges at strip clubs and casinos in just one year.
Afghan National Security Forces have inadequate control measures for the management of fuel and ammunition that increased the probability of theft and diversion, according to a Department of Defense inspector general’s report.
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber was told in early 2014 that the Obamacare state health care exchange his administration spent $305 million building could be made operational. But his administration chose instead to scrap the project and seek a scapegoat to keep the fiasco from harming his re-election, according to evidence turned over to congressional investigators.
A federal judge Tuesday ordered the State Department to speed up release of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails, giving special priority to the messages on Benghazi — and Mrs. Clinton said she’s eager to see them all quickly made public.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he would schedule a vote this week on a rewrite of the Patriot Act, setting up a final showdown on the NSA’s bulk-data programs and putting pressure on civil liberties advocates to muster the 60 votes needed to end the snooping.
Dozens of federal watchdog reports over the past decade have revealed a culture of financial irresponsibility and mismanagement at Amtrak that has led to billions of wasted taxpayer dollars over the years and may have put travelers at risk.