"politics"

Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try →

Previous experiments have show private debt collectors are more expensive and sometimes use underhanded tactics, but Congress is considering giving it another go anyway.

Errol Morris on the Colbert Report →

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Military Gives Congress a $36 Billion Wish List →

What would you do with $36 billion?

State Department inspector general issues alert over $6 billion in contracting money →

When auditors asked for a sample of 115 contract files, officials were unable to provide 33 of them, totaling $2.1 billion. Of the remaining 82, the report said, 48 contained insufficient documents required by federal law.”

Senate panel votes to release CIA interrogation report →

Senate report says CIA misled on interrogation program →

“The CIA described [its program] repeatedly both to the Department of Justice and eventually to Congress as getting unique, otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives,” said one U.S. official briefed on the report. “Was that actually true? The answer is no.”

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say →

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The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War
The DoD cuts that didn’t actually happen. 

(via silas216)

Energy Department, Contractor Faulted for Handling of Whistleblowers →

Hundreds of Justice Department Attorneys Violated Professional Rules, Laws, or Ethical Standards →