The federal government issued $124.7 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2014, representing a 17.9 percent increase, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
House Republicans are moving to block President Obama’s top labor arbiter from implementing new union election rules that would give labor groups an advantage in unionization campaigns.
The curtain closed on Pretty Filthy, a musical about the “human side of the porn industry,” on Sunday night, the latest play from a theater company that has received nearly $1 million from U.S. taxpayers.
Libertarian philanthropist David Koch is backing a federal challenge to same sex marriage bans, signing on to a Supreme Court brief urging the court to overturn state-level prohibitions on the practice.
Billionaire John Catsimatidis is working to slip a biofuel mandate that would add $150 million to New Yorkers heat expenses into the state budget just as a company he owns completes construction of the largest biofuel plant in the region.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.