The American Farm Bureau Federation said this week that the cost of the average Thanksgiving meal reached its highest amount ever this year, topping $50 for a family of 10. But most Americans might be surprised to know that they also pay for their holiday dinners with their taxes.
If you were wondering what the Spanish word for “Solyndra” is, this week provided the answer: “Abengoa.”
The Obama administration released thousands of illegal immigrant children to sponsors with criminal records, including arrests on charges of child molestation, human trafficking and homicide, a top senator charged Tuesday.
An Army colonel who blew the whistle on a task force that wasted $43 million building a gas station in Afghanistan says he is being retaliated against, according to a prominent U.S. senator.
Would you spend money to find out what people in Spain think about their medical insurance or what people in Austria think about their government? That’s exactly what the federal government has been doing, using millions of Americans’ tax dollars.
The Clinton Foundation has voluntarily filed four years of amended tax returns after an error was brought to the organization’s attention.
There are many reasons why an employer might sever ties with one of its employees, but apparently at the Environmental Protection Agency, breaking the law is not one of them. In fact, drug and child-sex offenders received paid administrative leave in two cases of the agency’s use of administrative leave, which an audit called “unacceptable” and cost taxpayers over $1 million.
More than two dozen Veterans Affairs clinics in earthquake danger zones have structural problems the department still hasn’t fixed, the VA’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that says leaders have been stunningly slow to get a handle on the situation.
The GI Bill Congress passed to aid vets returning from the war on terror has helped, but the programs have too many strings attached and aren’t well known enough to make a big difference, the chief federal watchdog said Thursday.
President Obama said Wednesday that he is “still not satisfied” with the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs, but the agency’s managers were satisfied enough to pay out more than $142 million in bonuses to employees for good performance last year.