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Taxpayer-funded film festivals showcase offensive content

- The Washington Times

A federal agency is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support film festivals that showcase movies that some Americans might find offensive. Decapitated heads, public urination and sexual promiscuity are among the subjects explored on the big screen of events underwritten with U.S. taxpayers’ money.

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Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who worked on the bipartisan USASpending.gov website to audit government spending, says that the site's accuracy rate is incredibly flawed. (Associated Press)

Federal spending transparency website riddled with errors, GAO audit finds

- The Washington Times

It's supposed to be the government's transparency website so that the public can see how taxpayer money is spent, but USASpending.gov is so error-prone that it's missing more than $600 billion in awards from 2012 alone, and as much as 98 percent of its records were plagued by inaccuracies, according to a scathing new audit.

Ronald C. Machen Jr., U.S. attorney for the District, has taken down council member Harry Thomas Jr. and Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Associated Press)

Final guilty plea in landmark federal bid-rigging case

- The Washington Times

Known for years in court documents only as "Public Official C", former U.S. Army contracting officer In Seon Lim pleaded guilty to bribery charges Thursday — the final defendant in what authorities have called the biggest bid-rigging scheme in federal contracting history.