Vet Affairs Scandal Raises Questions About Paid Leave Abuse for Fed Workers

The Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal over patient waiting lists is raising new questions about paid leave policy for federal employees who are under investigation. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to provide details of VA employees who have been placed on leave. “It would add insult to injury for any wronged veterans […]

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Research Immunologist Sees Vaccine Link to Autism, Obesity, Diabetes in Children

There’s “convincing evidence” that the rise in autism and immune-related disorders in children is related to the “rapid increase in the number of vaccines given to children in the U.S.,” according to noted immunologist Dr. J. Bart Classen. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, allergies, cancer (e.g. acute leukemia and myeloid leukemia), rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, type 1 […]

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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 […]

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Other Investigations

This page is under development. Livestrong without Lance: a charity that doesn’t contribute to cancer research, July 21, 2013 Undercover Investigation into Republican freshmen fundraising, March 16, 2012 Part of 2013 Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting Suing to stop terror funding, April 21, 2013 Exclusive: Animal care problems at the Smithsonian National Zoo, Dec. 10, […]

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Red Cross Links

Winner of 2003 Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting Alleged waste, fraud or abuse of 9/11 donated funds July 29, 2002 Part 2: Red faces at the Red Cross after internal 9/11 donation audit July 30, 2002 Part 3: Battle inside the Red Cross July 31, 2002

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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?  

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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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