A redesign of a transparency website that provides information on federal spending by the Obama administration now makes it much more difficult to see how taxpayer dollars are spent.
Hotel accommodations for First Lady Michelle Obama’s two-day trip to Cambodia required 85 rooms and cost taxpayers $242,500, according to a government contract released Friday.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is financing the creation of a system for the “automatic detection” of cyberbullying.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending nearly $150,000 to test a “mindful eating intervention” on third graders in California.
Nearly $1 million worth of federal disaster relief money went to a New York City cherry factory with a hidden basement filled with hundreds of hydroponically grown marijuana plants, according to the New York Post.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is spending $29,403 to study the “toxic rhetoric” of online video gamers.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract.
Federal crop insurance subsidies went to billionaires, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower.
The federal government helped finance the creation of a so-called “diet choker” that monitors the eating habits of the wearer.