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This Government Whistleblower Almost Wound Up in a Jail Cell — 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 — 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 — 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.

DHS’s $1 Billion Radio System Doesn’t Work — "Can you hear me now?" Border patrol agents say the Department of Homeland Security's new $1 billion updated radio system makes it even more difficult than before to communicate with each other while patrolling the Southwestern border.

Sex Parties and Drug Cartels: Federal Agents Busted Again — Federal agents are embroiled in a new prostitution scandal - but this time it doesn't involve the Secret Service. The Justice Department's Inspector General this morning dropped a blistering new report alleging that federal officers with the Drug Enforcement Agency had "sex parties" with prostitutes that were paid for by drug cartels abroad.

Oh, No! Fed Workers Won’t be Able to Watch Porn at Work Anymore! — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are closing in on a crucial piece of legislation to combat only the most pressing of issues plaguing the federal government right now, and that's porn. On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee on Government Reform approved a measure sponsored by Rep.

FEMA Flagged For Lax Oversight…Again — Auditors are once again flagging the Federal Emergency Management Agency for not keeping closer tabs on the tens of millions of dollars worth of grants it doles out every year. The latest example of lax oversight at FEMA comes from an inspector general report released this week that found that the agency awarded a grant of nearly $1 million for a project in California that had already been completed.

General Defends Embattled $400 Billion F35 Program

Obamacare Sign Ups Lose Momentum in State Exchanges — In Obamacare's first two years, enrollment reached more than 11.7 million people-surprising skeptics and putting the law on pace to reach its goal of enrolling 21 million Americans in health coverage by 2016. While this is good news for the administration (and the millions of people who now have health insurance), some experts afraid that Obamacare may soon hit peak enrollment.

The Dirty Truth About the Marines’ Clean Audit — Talk about embarrassing. The Defense Department's inspector general just withdrew the first successful audit of the Marine Corps. Why? The IG discovered the branch was keeping transactions in a separate suspended account that was never brought to the auditors' attention - until now. In 2013, the U.S.
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Mar 31, 2015

RT @aawayne: Republican plan for 2016: 1. Alienate gays + family/friends 2. Alienate Latinos 3. ? 4. The presidency!…

Mar 31, 2015

Area Reporter Included "Scathing" and "Grim" in All Three of Her Stories Today

Mar 31, 2015

That time Sea World thought it would be a great idea to take to Twitter to answer questions about killer whale care…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @attackerman: The Air Force spends your money on a taxonomy of cockblockers:… Helps explain why it wants to kill the A10 & buy F35s

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