An Energy Department watchdog last week questioned hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy efficiency stimulus expenditures to a group of African drummers and a media company with ties to top officials who oversaw stimulus awards.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allotted over $5 million in grants for “Farm to School” projects, including nearly $100,000 for grade school children in Montana to raise animals that will later appear on their lunch trays.
Taxpayers are expected to lose $10 billion on the deal unless General Motors (GM) can turn the government’s $1.2 billion stake into $11.1 billion, growth that would have GM trading at more than $350 per share, on par with elite companies, such as Amazon.
The Environmental Protection Agency slashed the amount of ethanol that oil refiners must blend into the country’s gasoline supply for the first time Friday after months of intense lobbying by the biofuel and oil industries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of a toy wagon because 14 children fell and bumped their heads while riding it.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spending over $80,000 to monitor bats for four months, according to a government contract.
The Department of Energy withheld troubling cost and performance data on a major stimulus award from a federal watchdog before the company servicing the award went bankrupt, according to a report released on Tuesday.
The U.S. Marshal Service (USMS) wasted nearly $800,000 on silk scarves, Christmas ornaments, and other “swag,” according to an inspector general report released Tuesday.
The United States Postal Service overpaid trucking contractors $61.5 million through its Voyager Card Program, which allows drivers to expense their gas on a credit card.
A Los Angeles-based art group that has received $140,500 in taxpayer funding is promoting an obscene video on its website that ends with a man screaming into a vagina.