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  • Some of the hundreds of snapshots posted on an internal GSA website from Wednesday of the $823,000 four-day affair in Las Vegas in 2010.

    Top GSA official tried to hide report on Vegas bash

    A top administrator at the General Services Administration who worked on President Obama's presidential transition team sought to keep secret the agency report that uncovered massive waste at a lavish taxpayer-funded GSA conference in Las Vegas, records show.

  • William J. Bosanko, NARA's Executive for Agency Services, said officials are searching for missing boxes. (Associated Press)

    Secret files missing at National Archives

    The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

    Issa letter questions Holder's 'credibility' to serve

    A "lack of trustworthiness" raises doubts about the nation's top prosecutor, Rep. Darrell Issa said.

  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Taxpayers foot the bill for Justice Department's $16 muffins

    The Justice Department and several of its agencies engaged in "extravagant and wasteful" spending on food, beverages and event planning for law enforcement conferences, including paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, according to an audit released Tuesday by the department's Office of Inspector General.

  • Fed health regulators at risk of conflict of interest

    Inspectors are warning that federal health regulators are in danger of unwittingly violating conflict of interest laws because of a lack of documentation on conflict of interest waivers.

  • Thomas Carper, chairman of Amtrak's board of directors, is under fire from a California congressman, who is calling for his ouster, along with that of the passenger-rail service's general counsel. (Associated Press)

    Issa urges firing of Amtrak chief, counsel

    A powerful House Republican wants Amtrak's chairman and top lawyer fired.

  • **FILE** Vincent C. Gray (Associated Press)

    Mayor-elect's aide faulted in dismissal of Amtrak IG

    A little noticed congressional report raised sharp questions about Amtrak executive Lorraine Green — head of D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's campaign and transition teams — in connection with the controversial dismissal of a longtime former Amtrak inspector general.

Department of Justice Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, seen in 2008, gained a reputation for independence while handling tough issues during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

    Inspector general leaves after 10 years

    Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, who emerged as the government's most independent watchdog, announced his resignation on Monday in letters to President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., saying it was time to "pursue new professional challenges."

  • **FILE** A Red Cap stands next to an Amtrak train waiting for passengers at a platform at New York's Penn Station in 2005. (Associated Press)

    Amtrak hired private lawyers for executives

    Top Amtrak officials declined to participate in an internal investigation until they were provided private lawyers on the government-owned company's dime, an unusual request considering they were not even targets of the probe.

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