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Obama's liberal agenda gets federally funded ride through the arts

- The Washington Times

Taxpayers are forking over $27 million next year for federally funded arts projects that include a performance by a San Francisco drag queen, art installations with climate change themes and theater plays that showcase food stamps, President Obama's immigration amnesty, lesbianism and gun rights opposition.

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EPA spent $1 million to put sex offenders on administrative leave

- The Washington Times

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.

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$150 million spent on tests that torture animals, don't help humans

- The Washington Times

Science or sadism? The National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse and several other federal health agencies have handed out hundreds of millions of tax dollars on numerous studies to test the effects of recreational drug use on animals, torturing and killing countless mice, rabbits and monkeys with no apparent benefit to medical science, according to a new report from a watchdog group and animal rights organization.

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DEA rewards agents who participated in sex parties with prostitutes

- The Washington Times

The latest inexplicable example of rewarding bad behavior emerged Thursday when it was revealed in a new watchdog report that several Drug Enforcement Administration agents who participated in sex parties with prostitutes received tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses, time off and other favorable personnel actions despite federal regulations barring them from receiving such perks.

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IRS spends millions to upgrade to outdated version of Windows

- The Washington Times

If you were a half-dozen years behind on your taxes, Uncle Sam would almost certainly be knocking at the door. But at the Internal Revenue Service, millions of dollars are still being spent to upgrade computers to the 6-year-old Windows 7 operating system, which is two generations outdated.