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Inspector General: State Dept. Lost or Improperly Filed $6B in Contracts in 6 Years

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 15:32
The Office of Inspector General says that the State Department has lost or improperly filed about $6 billion in contracts in six years. The mismanagement appears to have begun before former More

Must Watch: Stossel Gives 3 Foolish Examples of Government Spending

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 21:00
John Stossel was on “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight, where he gave three foolish examples of government spending. Stossel said the federal government has put $100,000 toward an outhouse in an More

Tom Coburn's 2013 Wastebook Highlights Outrageous Federal Spending

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:33
The 2013 Wastebook is out on Capitol Hill today and, as usual, it is filled with jaw-dropping examples of highly questionable federal spending. Here are some of the greatest hits from the annual More

Report: Man Tries and Fails TWICE to Convince Social Security Admin He Hadn't Died

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:54
Doug McKelway reported this morning on a new Washington Post report that identifies $133 million wasted over the past few years on Social Security payments to dead people. 'Don't Tread On Me' More

Greta: Why Were Lawmakers So Sneaky With $3B Earmark in Debt Deal?

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:26
Greta Van Susteren questioned lawmakers’ motives for signing the budget deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Specifically, she wants to know if that was the only reason for More

IRS Spends Taxpayer Money on 'Apprentice' Parody Video

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 09:46
The Internal Revenue Service is at it again with another parody video. This time the IRS is spoofing Donald Trump and his show 'The Apprentice' … oh, and they spent $10,000 taxpayer dollars to make More

Gov't Agencies Wasting Millions on Benefits Paid to Dead People

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 13:19
Sometimes a discussion about what needs to be cut from the federal budget can prompt a spirited debate. This is not one of those cases. On Fox and Friends this morning, Brian Kilmeade told us More

Project Veritas Goes Undercover to Expose Lifeline Federal Phone Program

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 20:35
Are American taxpayers being ripped off? A whistleblower group called Project Veritas went undercover to expose federal waste. They visited the offices of a program called Lifeline. It’s a federal More

What to Cut: Red Tape Makes Firing Ineffective Federal Workers Nearly Impossible

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:31
As Washington lawmakers try to find the money to balance the budget, new numbers find that red tape is keeping ineffective federal employees on the job. Doug McKelway reports that according to data More

REPORT: Gov't Spending More on Disability Payments Than Food Stamps and Welfare Combined!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 14:03
A new report from NPR is shedding light on what some argue are major problems within the federal government's disability program. As you can see from the statistics above, there are some troubling More


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