By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized the free trips.
Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program, according to emails disclosed by congressional investigators.
Memo to President Barack Obama and the debt negotiators: You can save $13 billion by fixing a glitch in the new health care law.
President Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist that government number-crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.
Top Pentagon officials are defending Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending amid competing congressional demands for both more reductions and sparing weapons programs.
When a government report found that President Obama's health overhaul would modestly raise the nation's total health care tab, the White House responded with a statistic suggesting costs would go down.
Social Security will pay more in benefits this year than it will take in because of payroll taxes in the sluggish economy, but Medicare's solvency could be extended by years thanks to the new health care law, according to two reports on the government's big entitlement programs released Thursday.