The State Department is spending over $1.2 million on a “Go Viral” festival in Kazakhstan.
The U.S. embassy and consulate in Kazakhstan released a funding opportunity last week, seeking applications for a nonprofit to run future festivals and events that are modeled on South by Southwest and TED talks. The most recent festival held over the weekend featured sessions on climate change and “fake news.”
The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $700,000 on a study attempting to use churches to get Latinos to go to the park to work out.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $500,000 for a study that aims to fight obesity by making people take the bus.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $300,000 to study bars along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Millions of taxpayer dollars appear to be going to support terrorists in the Middle East and Africa by using childcare centers as fronts, according to an investigation in Minnesota.
The Pentagon has spent roughly $700,000 on training designed to tell soldiers when it is appropriate to kiss a girl.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has pushed back the estimated completion date of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to its communications with the security firm that examined the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers to October.
The federal government could save billions by cutting duplicative programs, according to an annual report released by the Government Accountability Office.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $150,000 to study adding warning labels to soda.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over a quarter of a million dollars creating “talking circles” to fight alcoholism.