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Drug Enforcement Administration telecommunications specialist Glen Glover leaves court in New York, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. were arrested Wednesday on charges they flouted their duties by running a lucrative strip club in New Jersey where prostitution was captured on security video.  (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

DEA agents accused of helping run New Jersey strip club

- The Washington Times

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.

(Associated Press) **FILE**

Pentagon waste: $1M spent at strip clubs, casinos

- The Washington Times

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.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

Kitzhaber scrapped workable Oregon health exchange for political benefit

- The Washington Times

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.

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

IRS wasted $5.6B on bogus Obama stimulus tax credits, audit finds

- The Washington Times

The IRS doled out more than $5 billion in potentially bogus college aid payments in 2012 under an Obama stimulus tax credit, according to a report Tuesday from the agency's inspector general that said the administration still doesn't have a good handle on how to root out erroneous claims.

The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

House dedicates millions to unneeded missile system

- The Washington Times

In what some are calling a political power play, Congress moved Thursday to approve the national defense budget that includes millions of dollars for a missile-defense site that Pentagon officials have repeatedly said is unneeded.

Scott Veley of Kensington, Conn., holds a Gadsden flag during a tea party protest at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on April 15, 2010. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

IRS still targeting tea party: Nine groups awaiting agency approval

- The Washington Times

Nine tea party groups were still awaiting IRS approval for nonprofit status nearly two years after the political targeting program was exposed, the inspector general said in a report Thursday that, despite hiccups, claimed the tax agency has generally done a good job of cleaning up its act.

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program, which included the infamous Solyndra stimulus project and dozens of other green technology programs the Obama administration has approved, totaling nearly about $30 billion in taxpayer backing, the Government Accountability Office reported in its audit. (Associated Press)

Obama clean energy loans leave taxpayers in $2.2 billion hole

- The Washington Times

Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $2.2 billion in expected costs from the federal government's energy loan guarantee programs, according to a new audit Monday that suggests the controversial projects may not pay for themselves, as officials had promised.

Texas facility for criminal aliens found to be in disarray

- The Washington Times

Reeves County Detention Center, which houses about 2,407 criminal aliens — the majority for border-crossing — is being mismanaged, according to an inspector general report that cited staffing concerns, the use of solitary confinement and wasted federal spending.

The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

Medicare overseers waste $251 million by using outdated drug pricing estimates

- The Washington Times

Ignoring previous cost-cutting recommendations from its own watchdogs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wasted nearly $251 million in taxpayer dollars on infusion drugs in just 18 months by using outdated drug pricing estimates, which drove up the cost of prescription injectable drugs for an aging baby boomer population.

"Whistleblowers are kind of treated like a skunk at a picnic, and I hope you'll do all you can to reverse that," Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, told FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins at a hearing Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

- The Washington Times

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice's top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress's ability to be a check on the administration's actions.

In this photo taken Sept. 18, 2014, and released by the U.S. Navy, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter flies by the USS Anchorage in the Pacific Ocean. When NASA's new state-of-the-art space capsule returns from its first orbit of the Earth, a Navy ship carrying the name of Alaska's largest city will be there to pluck it out of the ocean. The USS Anchorage, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, left San Diego on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for the retrieval mission. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Specialist 1st Class Charles White)

Navy overtime scam: Civilian workers charged for bogus pay

- The Washington Times

Civilian workers at Indiana's Naval Weapons Station Crane sought and received nearly $4 million in pay for working with explosives, handling microorganisms or being in dangerous conditions. The only problem was, they never worked under such conditions.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald (Associated Press)

VA memo ordered false health care claims to cover up backlog

- The Washington Times

Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama's call to reduce the backlog of veterans' benefits claims.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns. (Associated Press)

D.C. wants to keep police body camera footage hidden from public eye

- The Washington Times

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns.