The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid nearly $300,000 for drugs for dead people, according to a new inspector general report.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”
The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”
Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) is losing support with less than a week to go before the election, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Rep. Cory Gardner (R.) has remained steady at 46 percent, though Udall has dropped to just 39 percent of the vote. According to the poll: With strong support …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid $88,529 to make a hip-hop cd about obesity.
Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Arkansas John Burkhalter said being a male stripper in Little Rock was one of the many “tough jobs” he had in his past.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $40,000 to determine whether women drink more when they are about to get their menstrual period.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag.
Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) has “erased” the gender gap and is now leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall by seven points, according to a new poll.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) released his final Wastebook on Wednesday, and it did not disappoint.
Dr. Coburn, who is retiring after this term, chronicled $25 billion spent on 100 “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects,” this year. The report touches nearly every agency, finding that the federal government is still spending taxpayer dollars to put animals on treadmills and subsidize wine.
A Texas woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after stealing her father’s Social Security benefits for two decades as she kept his mummified corpse in a storage unit along with his car.