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

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$100 Million Taxpayer Dollars Missing in Afghanistan

cnbc.com — 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’

thefiscaltimes.com — 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

thefiscaltimes.com — 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

thefiscaltimes.com — 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’

thefiscaltimes.com — 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’

This Government Whistleblower Almost Wound Up in a Jail Cell

thefiscaltimes.com — Imagine you blow the whistle on a federal agency because it's guilty of misconduct - then find yourself banished to a jail cell while you're still working there. The Justice Department is being accused of unfairly punishing a whistleblower in exactly that way. Related: GAO Outs Justice for Not Protecting Whistleblowers The U.S.

DHS’s $1 Billion Radio System Doesn’t Work

cnbc.com — On top of that, the GAO said the DHS never developed a way to monitor whether the system works as intended, so it can't technically determine whether the billion-dollar investment was actually worth the money.

Here’s the Secret Criteria the TSA Uses to Spot Terrorists

thefiscaltimes.com — Attention travelers: The next time you're stuck in the airport security line, it would probably be wise to avoid excessive yawning, whistling or throat clearing. Those are apparently suspicious behaviors Transportation Security Administration agents are watching for when trying to scope out potential terrorists.
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @radleybalko: Pretty surreal juxtaposition in my timeline: Red carpet photos from the Correspondents Dinner, and shots Baltimore on the verge of burning.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: Still digesting that @DrMarchbein said the biggest uncovered health issue right now is #TPP and the threat it poses to drug access. #ahcj15

Apr 25, 2015

RT @Charlotte_Huff: Reporter predictions re: King-Burwell. Politics reporters say govt will win; Supreme Ct. reporters say law is toast @JoanneKenen #ahcj15



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