Obama’s DHS Spent Nearly $150M on Office Furniture and Makeovers

Jeh Johnson / AP

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—which is due to expire at the end of this week unless an agreement in Washington is reached—has continued to rise under President Barack Obama. His administration claims the agency’s increased funding is necessary to protect the homeland, but records show the DHS has continued to increase its spending on furniture and office makeovers as its budget has been increased.

Here’s What I Saw at the Taxpayer-Funded Traveling Romance Novel Exhibit

Booth at romance novel symposium held at the Library of Congress / Elizabeth Harrington

“I kind of pictured it more sophisticated,” a woman said, sitting at what looked like a crafts table in a Kindergarten class.

Kids scissors and glue sticks were spread about. It was only the paper cut outs of swords, cowboys, roses, and magical castles that gave away that this was an exhibit for women to design their own cover for a romance novel.