The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) team responsible for ensuring the welfare of animals at research facilities has been inspecting buildings that have housed no animals for years, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
The Small Business Administration exists to help Americans “start, build, and grow” businesses, but an analysis of more than $67 billion worth of SBA loans finds that much of the taxpayer funds went to “wealthy lifestyle” businesses such as members-only country clubs and luxury auto dealers.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid high school students $225.3 million and in many cases lacked evidence that students were actually in school, according to a new audit from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
“The advantage of this is that it actually doesn’t cost anything,” said Karen May, a vice president at Google, explaining how her company offers “mindfulness” classes to its employees.
Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its origins to Buddhism. The growing phenomenon was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday, for which May and other fans of the practice were interviewed.
A poet working as a professor at CUNY colleges was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting two cops that were trying to stop him from hurling a garbage can at police on the Brooklyn Bridge during New York City’s massive anti-cop march this weekend, the New York Post reports.
The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily.
Almost six years after the passage of the stimulus package, taxpayer dollars have finally found their way into a shovel ready project: $60,000 to haul horse manure.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending nearly $5 million to get hipsters to quit smoking by starting “commune” dance parties in bars across California.
The federal government is spending nearly $200,000 to teach older farmers about safety using “reader’s theater.”
“Farm Theater: A Novel Safety Strategy Approach for Agricultural Communities” is a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of Kentucky began the four-year study in September.