Federal Support for Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Raises Legal Questions

Grant money supports efforts to enact anti-smoking laws in possible violation of federal law
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at anti-smoking event / AP

Funding provided by federal grants appear to have supported efforts to lobby state and local governments for greater restrictions on tobacco sales and usage in violation of restrictions on the use of federal funds for political or policy advocacy.

Costs in the Clouds

Cloud computing costs for Healthcare.gov more than quintuple original estimates

The federal government will spend more than five times the originally contracted amount for computing cloud software, according to government contracts released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).