Department of Transportation

How Republicans Got Schumer to End Obstruction of Rail Nominee

Dem leader gives in on nominee he'd blocked since August, gets nothing in return

A group of Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) put an end on Tuesday evening to efforts to extract billions of dollars in federal funding guarantees by blocking the confirmation of a qualified nominee to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Obama Admin Spends $21,000 on Basketball Equipment

Ever since the election of the Best Left-Handed Shameless Gunner-in-Chief, America's relationship with basketball has strengthened. The sport has a mystique. America has been hypnotized into thinking Obama Election Day pick-up games are somehow more competitive than MJ's Bulls vs. Isiah's Pistons. At least the Oval Office just plays pick-up. The Departments of Interior and Transportation have caught the basketball fever so bad, they've dropped more than $20K on rebounding machines. Several rebounding machines. Meanwhile, the most the Department of Education spends on hoops is time wasted on Arne Duncan rebounding POTUS air balls.

Money on the Table

Government wastes billions by not listening to IGs, report says

Federal agencies are forfeiting billions of dollars by failing to implement the recommendations of their inspectors general, according to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report.