What issue brings both Democrats and Republicans together? Controversy over the Export-Import Bank. According to its critics, the Export-Import Bank, a little known federal agency, is providing federal subsidies to foreign firms that threaten American jobs. The Daily Signal reports, "last year alone, bank authorizations exceeded $27 billion, bringing taxpayers’ total exposure to nearly $134 billion […]
Judicial Watch Obtains Healthcare.gov Docs Withheld by HHS
Judicial Watch may be first to know the most about healthcare.gov information that the government has been keeping secret. Under court order, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun giving documents to the conservative watchdog group. Like Judicial Watch, I filed numerous Freedom of Information (FOI) requests with HHS last fall when […]
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 […]
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?