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Going Postal: Dem Congresswoman Spends Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars On Mail

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Congresswoman spends $183,700 of taxpayer money on mail

Columbia University Is Spending Millions Of Tax Dollars On Fake Climate-Change Death Voicemails

Photo by Nervous Ned, via Creative Commons

‘If the tsunami doesn’t get us, the heat might’

Defense Department cooking its books by the billions

U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks at a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington

“It’s not the right thing to do”

Treasury still stonewalling on cost of swanky IRS parties

This video image from an Internal Revenue Service video shows commissioner of the IRS's Small Business and Self-Employed Division Faris Fink portraying Mr. Spock a scene from a video parodying the TV show "Star Trek" that was made for a 2010 IRS training and leadership conference. The agency says the video, filmed at an agency studio in Maryland, along with a training video that parodied the TV show "Gilligan's Island," cost about $60,000. The "Star Trek" video accounted for most of the money. The IRS on Friday, March 22, 2013 said it was a mistake for employees to make the six-minute video. (AP Photo/IRS)

Sen. Tom Coburn derides ‘dog ate my homework’ excuses for hiding massive luxury costs

Farm bill sends plenty of pork to the wealthy and well connected

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The trillion-dollar bill will subsidize the farms of millionaires and billionaires.

Senate staffers taught how to say 'I am sorry, I apologize, I messed up'

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Don’t say ‘I was just kidding’

IRS head Danny Werfel: I don't know, I just got here

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'I don't think I have the right staff here to answer that particular question.'

IRS also lied about costs of conferences, Coburn letter indicates

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In May 2012 report, Treasury claimed it had only spent $500,000 on conferences

IRS gave $17,000 in taxpayer money to 'rehab' portrait artist

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‘What I’ve learned was, passionately, how to draw, and how to engage and entertain people’

IRS spent $49 million on conferences in three years

This video image from an Internal Revenue Service video shows commissioner of the IRS's Small Business and Self-Employed Division Faris Fink portraying Mr. Spock a scene from a video parodying the TV show "Star Trek" that was made for a 2010 IRS training and leadership conference. The agency says the video, filmed at an agency studio in Maryland, along with a training video that parodied the TV show "Gilligan's Island," cost about $60,000. The "Star Trek" video accounted for most of the money. The IRS on Friday, March 22, 2013 said it was a mistake for employees to make the six-minute video. (AP Photo/IRS)

Costs included video parodies, portraits of famous people, gift bags and swanky locations

EPA warehouse used as personal gym, left in 'deplorable conditions' - TheDCNF

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Exercise area was ‘well maintained,’ but warehouse turned into Superfund site

IRS hands over its 'Dancing' video to congressional investigators

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Shamed tax flack calls it ‘unacceptable and an inappropriate use of government funds’

Senate staffers offered classes on forgiveness, relaxation, sleep

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Coburn demands harder look at stupid classes, red-ink shops other staff perks

Justice Sotomayor christens Denver's pricey new judicial center - TheDCNF

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‘I don’t think the taxpayers got ripped off, personally’

First Couple hosts celeb-filled concert amid sequestration

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Despite canceled WH tours and long airport lines, Obamas host swanky gala for stars

GOP senator urges HUD to look at fraud and abuse in the department

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Coburn: ‘For years, HUD has awarded millions of dollars to slumlords’

US energy boom undermines logic of Pentagon's alternative fuel subsidies

The Defense Department plays a key role in the Obama administration’s ‘green energy’ agenda.

Why is there so much government waste?

Government officials waste money because the money they’re spending isn’t their own.

Federal government spends over $1 million on souvenirs, group says - TheDCNF

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‘Our investigation shows that a federal government culture of waste, fraud and mismanagement remains an unchecked liability’

Biting the hand that feeds them

Environmental groups are being paid millions by the government agencies they sue.