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Four members of Congress - three Republicans and one Democrat - have been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Next month's Senate hearing on for-profit colleges could be a one-party affair.
Government investigators say the Food and Drug Administration is putting patients at risk by approving sensitive medical devices such as hip joints and heart defibrillators under the same streamlined system intended for power wheelchairs, stitches and catheters.
The federal government is far from alone in its financial woes. The profligate attitude of a congressman is found just as often in governors, state legislators, mayors and city councilmen all across the nation - and it shows. While a few jurisdictions are slightly better at managing their money than others, the overall picture painted last week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is grim. The watchdog agency reported on its economic simulation that predicts state and local governments will face deficits deepening year after year for the next half-century, with no relief in sight - unless they radically alter course.
Shoddy oversight and a lack of reliable testing methods make it difficult to know which federal programs geared to improve teacher quality are working, U.S. Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro told a House hearing Wednesday.
Last June, we broke the story titled "Planned Parenthood's missing millions" that fo- cused on $1.3 billion of government money received by Planned Parenthood from 2003 to 2008, which was left unaccounted for when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the expenditures of federal funds by the abortion giant.
The federal government's patchwork welfare system still contains dozens of programs that are too costly, redundant and hard to use, according to testimony at a congressional hearing Tuesday.
Don't take a health insurer's rejection as the final word on your medical claim.
In 1844, Lysander Spooner, founder of a short-lived competitor to the U.S. Post Office, reasoned that the federal government had "authority to carry only such letters as individuals choose to offer them for carriage."