Archive | May, 2014

The National Zoo Loses Another Animal

It’s been a tough few years for the Smithsonian National Zoo when it comes to the animals. A two-part report I produced for CBS News last December recounted a host of problems as told by zoo insiders, some of whom were distraught over what they say as preventable injuries and deaths. While the zoo business […]

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Cigars, Casinos and Tanning Beds: Campaign Expenses?

Was the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption doing its job too well? According to an article by City & State, the commission questioned hundreds of thousand of dollars in expenses by elected officials in New York State. These reportedly included money spent on cigars, tanning beds, salons and casinos. Then, before the commission could complete […]

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IG says NY Medicaid Improperly Took $60.8 million Tax Dollars–“Pay it Back”

A new report from the HHS Inspector General faulted New York State’s Department of Health for improperly claiming $60.8 million in federal tax dollars for unallowed expenses.  The IG recommends the state pay federal taxpayers back. Will that happen?   Share      

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Did ex-White House Official Contradict ex-CIA Official’s Sworn Testimony on Benghazi?

Did the former spokesman for President Obama’s National Security Staff (NSS) contradict accounts of other Obama officials, including sworn testimony before Congress, regarding the administration’s talking points on the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks? The question arose Thursday when Fox News anchor Brett Baier questioned former NSS spokesman Tommy Vietor. During the interview, Vietor […]

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Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group

A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame. The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, […]

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