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Financial Times Washington Correspondent and FishbowlDC Co-Editor — The Fiscal Times, Mediabistro

Reporter @TheFiscalTimes blogger for @FishbowlDC area #millennial, pun artist, liked cupcakes before they were cool.

US Invests $560 M in Afghan Civil Aviation that Can’t Get Off the Ground — Since 2002 the United States has paid for and managed much of the Afghan airspace, pouring more than $500 million into building, training and equipping Afghanistan with a sustainable civil aviation system. Now that the U.S. is preparing to wind down its operations in the country, the plan is to transfer control of the airspace to the Afghanistan government.

The US government spent $50,000 in taxpayer money to find out if elephants could sniff out bombs — "America's Most Wasted" sounds like a YouTube video from Spring Break. But it's more serious than that. It's the title of a new report from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tagging more than $1 billion of what he deems "wasteful" government spending - mostly in the Pentagon's sprawling defense budget.

Is State Dept. Trying to Muzzle Afghanistan Watchdog? — A battle for independence seems to be breaking out between the State Department and the federal watchdog in charge of keeping tabs on the entire $1 trillion reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Last week, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), told members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that U.S.

$100 Million Taxpayer Dollars Missing in Afghanistan — Now, the federal watchdog in charge of keeping tabs on America's reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan wants more details about how that money was used. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, on Thursday sent a letter to Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel F. Feldman and U.S.

Meet Loretta Lynch: ‘Steel Wrapped in Velvet’ — After five months of having her nomination held hostage to political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, no-nonsense Brooklyn prosecutor Loretta Lynch is on her way to becoming the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. On Tuesday, after Republicans spent months blocking Lynch from replacing Eric Holder in the top spot at the Justice Dept.

Millennials Are Feeling Better About Their Finances — At a time when Americans are shouldering a crippling $1.2 trillion in student debt, it comes as no surprise that paying for higher education is the biggest financial concern for parents with children who are younger than 18 and planning to go to college.

How the Government ‘Lost’ About $4 Billion in IT — Two years ago, the Obama administration pronounced its federal spending tracking system a success, saying it helped save agencies some $5.8 billion in IT-related spending. The system, known as PortfolioStat, keep tabs on how much the government is spending on its massive IT projects, which have sometimes gone years behind schedule and billions over budget.

More Americans Have Health Insurance (Whether They Want it or Not)

A $10 Billion Missile Defense System Gets Added to ‘Government Waste’ — The Pentagon's $10 billion--and counting--missile defense system is under intense scrutiny after new reports suggest that the entire operation is a "boondoggle" that isn't capable of protecting the United States. After the September 11 terrorist attack, the Pentagon allocated billions of dollars to build a massive defense system that was supposed to have the capabilities to identify and destroy any type of missile heading toward U.S.

A $10 Billion Missile Defense System Gets Added to ‘Government Waste’

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