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Washington Correspondent — The Fiscal Times

Washington Correspondent @TheFiscalTimes previously @Stltoday & @reuters behley@thefiscaltimes.com

Lawmakers Take Shots at Ebola Response

thefiscaltimes.com — As the federal government beefs up its fight against Ebola-both in West Africa and here in the United States-lawmakers and the public still remain skeptical about the country's ability to take on the deadly virus. Just last week, President Obama appointed the country's first ever Ebola czar, Ron Klain, to lead the United States' response.

Afghanistan’s Corrupt Money Pit Wastes Another $3.6 Million

thefiscaltimes.com — For years, the federal watchdog tasked with overseeing the massive multi-billion reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has flagged fraud, abuse and waste. Despite the warnings, the U.S. continues placing millions of dollars in the hands of questionable contractors.

Secret Service Cited Again for Embarrassing Lapse

thefiscaltimes.com — It's been a rough couple of months for the Secret Service. The elite security agency that protects America's top elected leaders has been under intense scrutiny for a handful of recent scandals and breaches.

Outrage! EPA Pays Over $1.5M for Storing Old Paper

thefiscaltimes.com — The federal agency tasked with protecting the environment and promoting a "go green" initiative doesn't always follow its own advice. Earlier this year, federal auditors flagged the EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) for hoarding 140 tons of printed materials -or some 18.4 million publications - in a warehouse in Ohio.

CDC Fails to Boost Public’s Confidence in Ebola Response

Lawmakers Lash Out at Agencies for Paying $3.1 Billion to Idle Workers

thefiscaltimes.com — The federal government's practice of placing workers accused of misconduct on paid administrative leave for months or even years at a time has long drawn scrutiny from members of Congress. They say agencies are abusing the system and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook: A $25 Billion Taxpayer Loss

cnbc.com — Over the last five years, Sen. Tom Coburn, the retiring senior Republican Senator from Oklahoma and notorious deficit hawk, has released a massive annual report ripping into the federal government's spending habits. The much-anticipated "Wastebook" outlines what Coburn deems the top 100 "wasteful" federal projects that collectively cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook: a $25 Billion Taxpayer Loss

DHS Implements First Ebola Travel Protocols

thefiscaltimes.com — The federal government is further ramping up its efforts to prevent an Ebola outbreak here at in the United States by imposing restrictions on travelers coming from countries infested with the deadly virus. On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that people coming into the U.S.

Why Your Tax Dollars Are Funding Research for Origami Condoms

thefiscaltimes.com — This week, Sen. Rand Paul mocked the National Institutes of Health director for suggesting that budget cuts have prevented his agency from developing an Ebola vaccine while doling out hundreds of millions of tax dollars on what the Senator from Kentucky deemed frivolous research spending.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @MarcieBianco: North Dakota Wants to Make Your Zygote a Person — And No One Is Talking About It mic.com/articles/10228… via @micnews

Oct 24, 2014

Was just told eating Bugels makes me a "fun person." so party on, everyone. #WitchFingers

Oct 24, 2014

Trey Gowdy railing against Obama for appointing a "dadgum lawyer" as Ebola czar instead of a doctor

Oct 24, 2014

HHS's Nicole Lurie responds --saying Rep. Jordan may have a misunderstanding of how NIH funding is allocated

Oct 24, 2014

Rep. Jordan throwing NIH funding into the mix at Ebola hearing. Sure to piss a lot of scientists off. Here's why thefiscaltimes.com/2014/10/15/Sci…



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