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    Government Report Warns Obamacare Subsidies Are Ripe for Fraud

    For months, Heritage scholars have warned that the Obama Administration created incentives for fraud by allowing Obamacare insurance subsidies to basically operate under an “honor system” instead of requiring the IRS to verify incomes of Americans eligible for subsidies. The Treasury Department’s watchdog confirmed those fears by warning that Obamacare … More

    The Real IRS Scandal

    Contrary to President Obama’s claim last week in a speech at Knox College, the political targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS is not a “phony scandal.” It is a real scandal that brings into focus the danger of an all-powerful federal government, particularly an agency like the IRS, which … More

    Can We Trust the Justice Department in the New IRS Scandal?

    The Washington Times is reporting that the U.S. Department of the Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration has admitted privately to Senator Chuck Grassley (R–IA) that the IRS “targeted for audit candidates for public office.” Fresh on the heels of the May 14 IG report that alerted the American … More

    How Many "Friends" Does the State Department Really Have?

    A new State Department inspector general’s report accuses State of buying friends—or, more precisely, boosting its “likes” on Facebook to up to 2 million—by spending taxpayer dollars on Internet advertising to the tune of $630,000. This is definitely not your father’s State Department at work. Apparently having trouble driving traffic … More

    Scandal Du Jour at the State Department

    Another day, another State Department scandal. This time, allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman. On top of that, high-level officials in the State Department, which at the time was headed by Hillary Clinton, are accused of shutting down a probe by State’s inspector … More

    U.S. Embassy in Beirut Still a Security Risk

    A new report by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, indicates that security at even the most exposed embassies of the United States is still inadequate. The OIG report states that 32 of 34 recommendations from a security review of the … More

    IRS-Gate

    Over the weekend, the IRS scandal got even more bizarre. Various news organizations got a look at a still-unreleased report by the inspector general (IG) for tax administration at the Treasury Department. According to the report, IRS official Lois Lerner knew about the problem by June 2011; yet in March … More

    See Something, Say Nothing: Benghazi Accountability Report Under Scrutiny

    The State Department inspector general made news Thursday with the revelation that the office is looking into the report produced by the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) in December on the terrorist attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Most shocking is the allegation that … More

    Thomas Perez a Troubled Pick for Labor Secretary

    The President has a right to nominate cabinet secretaries who share his political views. He does not have a right to appoint unqualified cabinet secretaries. The Senate should critically examine Thomas Perez’s nomination for Secretary of Labor. He has a record of selective law enforcement, questionable judgment, and bad management. … More

    Federal Disaster Relief Spending Out of Control

    The world’s second-largest reinsurer, Swiss Re, reports “that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost the insurance industry $77 billion in 2012.” The report noted this figure covered “more than 300 catastrophes and disasters caus[ing] the loss of 14,000 lives and $186 billion.” These disasters included many of the 112 events … More