Senator Releases 'Federal Fumbles' Waste Report

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Oklahoma Republican Rep. James Lankford (Screenshot, TheDC Video)

‘I wish there were only 100 ways the government dropped the ball’

National Endowment For Arts And Humanities Gives Millions To Universities

Education | Rob Shimshock
Money in hand (Shutterstock/ Roman Seliutin)

Funds programs like ‘Historic Hobo Day’

NEA Spending $20K On Musical About Lesbian Illegal And ICE Agent

US | David Krayden
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the immigrant, a legal resident with a Green Card, was a convicted criminal and member of the Alabama Street Gang in the Canoga Park area. ICE builds deportation cases against thousands of immigrants living in the United States. Green Card holders are also vulnerable to deportation if convicted of certain crimes. The number of ICE detentions and deportations from California has dropped since the state passed the Trust Act in October 2013, which set limits on California state law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities. John Moore/Getty Images.

‘Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind?’

Force The NEA To Fund Conservative Art

Opinion | David Benkof

Minority voices enhance the arts – now welcome us, too

A Liberal Lamb Is Up For Slaughter In Trump's New Budget

Politics | Rachel Stoltzfoos
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 31: Protesters gather against Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to abide by President Donald Trump's order to effectively abandon the county's stance as a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants, as they make themselves heard outside the Stephen P. Clark Center Government Center on January 31, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade County had stopped holding potentially illegal inmates in 2013 but the Mayor's decision overturns that practice to comply with the president's executive order. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘A deep fear came to pass’

Trump's Budget Would Finally Fire Big Bird, Defund NPR

Politics | Thomas Phippen
A man dressed as the Sesame Street character Big Bird sits on a bench. U.S., November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It’s an elimination’

Trump Takes Aim At Three Liberal Favorites

Politics | Thomas Phippen
A man dressed as the Sesame Street character Big Bird sits on a bench. U.S., November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Big Bird … ‘You’re fired!’

Ten Gay Lords A Leaping: A List Of Taxpayer-Funded Art Projects

US | Thomas Phippen
The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, on December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year is the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘…The challenges that homosexual individuals face in modern-day America’

Feds Spent Over $900k Studying Feminist Glaciers And Medieval Smells

US | Andrew Follett
Pot and spoon (Credit: aaltair/Shutterstock)

Academics demand ‘just and equitable science and human-ice interactions’

Feds Spend Thousands To Study 'Hate And Harassment' Speech By Video Gamers

US | Casey Harper
Sony PlayStation 4 Ad YouTube

Do the researchers get to play COD all day?

Tax-funded $100,000 video game tackles gender, environmental issues - TheDCNF

Politics | Robby Soave
HER, as seen in the HERadventure game.

‘What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk?’

Ben Folds: Reducing federal funds for arts is like 'cutting off food' - TheDC

Entertainment | Nicholas Ballasy

‘I don’t know the figures myself but I’ve seen enough to know that we’re talking about percentages of percentages’

Alec Baldwin to Congress: Raise NEA budget to $1B [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy

The National Endowment for the Arts was awarded $146K in taxpayer funds this year

Defunding NPR: McConnell's on board - TheDC

Politics | Chris Moody

Republican Senate Minority Leader McConnell supports cutting federal funding for NPR

Art heist: Government funding steals culture from public

Opinion | Deborah Elson

But what’s actually unfair is that the government provides subsidies using taxpayer money to a host of organizations and programs – and this happens in the United States just as it happens overseas

Obama's bundlers occupy dozens of key positions - TheDC

Politics | Chris Palko

As a candidate, Obama ran against lobbyists and the pay-for-play culture of Washington. But donors find a place in President Obama’s administration. Here is a list of Obama bundlers (those who gather individual donations from a group) with positions in Obama’s Washington