Here Was 2017's Most Wasteful Use Of Taxpayer Dollars

US | Ethan Barton
Burning dollars close up over black background. (Shutterstock/bioraven)

Who won the Tournament of Government Waste?

DeMint On Constitutional Convention: 'Our Founders Knew This Day Would Come'

Politics | Peter Hasson and Amanda Tidwell

‘What motivates the grassroots activists is a big fight’

Special Ops Looks To Deliver On Its 'Iron Man' Suit

US | Eric Lieberman
A replica of the Iron Man suit. [Shutterstock - REDXIII]

‘We are putting a human inside of a robot’

'If The Republicans Really Want To Lose Congress, Just Do This'

Politics | Kathryn Watson

‘The tone-deafness of this is amazing’

Fed Tax Dollars Spent On Train Without Railroad Track And Streetcar That No One Wants To Ride

Politics | Luke Rosiak

‘Shovel-ready’ streetcar seats 65, only used by dozen, mostly homeless riders

IRS Spent $11 Million Of Taxpayer Money On Guns

US | Thomas Phippen
A Federal law enforcement officer stands outside the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough in New York April 2, 2015. Two New York City women have been arrested in an alleged conspiracy to build a bomb and wage a "terrorist attack" in the United States, according to a federal criminal complaint made public on Thursday. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, devised a plot to target police, government or military targets based on their "violent jihadist beliefs," according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

“What exactly is the Obama administration up to?”

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Says He Won't Run Third Party

Politics | Alex Pappas
Tom Coburn listens to questions during the Reuters Washington Summit in the Reuters newsroom in Washington. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘I am not in that race and won’t be’

Anti-Trump Activists Still Searching For Third Party Candidate

Elections | Alex Pappas
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in Maryland March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTS95HM

‘There are multiple possibilities remaining’

Inside The Conservative Effort To Woo A Third Party Challenger

Elections | Alex Pappas
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in Maryland March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTS95HM

No potential candidates have publicly expressed interest

Trump To GOP Establishment: Don't Be 'Stupid' And Try To Run A Third Party Challenger

Elections | Steve Guest

‘You might as well just hand the election to Hillary Clinton’

Here's Why It's All But Impossible To Fire A Fed

US | Kathryn Watson
Photo credit: AFGE

Thank to overlapping layers of bureaucracy, extremely complicated human resource management regulations, well-funded and politically powerful government unions, and multiple incentives against firing anyone, taxpayers are saddled with a bloated government workforce that is inefficient and costly.

Former Sen. Coburn Accuses Trump Of 'Perpetuating A Fraud On The American People'

Elections | Alex Pappas

Conservative endorses Marco Rubio

Here's 11.9 Billion Good Reasons The Feds Are Bad At Managing National Parks

Energy | Andrew Follett
National Park Service Ranger Mindi Rambo opens a closed area for reporters to access a stairwell of the Ellis Island immigration museum building in New York October 28, 2013. Ellis Island, the patch of land on New York Harbor where millions of immigrants first touched U.S. soil, partially reopened to the public on Monday, almost a year after it was submerged by Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

‘The total backlog among all land-management agencies is around $20 billion’

Taxpayers Funded 'Bizarre Quasi-Communist' San Francisco Mime Troupe

Politics | Kathryn Watson

‘We cannot neglect the billions in wasteful, inefficient, and just plain unnecessary spending through the federal government.’

BURNING MONEY: Congressman Publishes 10 Most Atrocious Examples Of Government Waste

Politics | Casey Harper (Flickr/Images Money)

Video games, parties and melting walls

Obama's Tax Plan Is Not Simple

Opinion | Chris Edwards

The president promised us “middle-class economics,” but his tax plan is more like H&R Block economics.

Let's Be Careful When Shouting Cronyism: TRIA Is Good Policy

Opinion | Jerry Rogers

The CBO scored the bill as costing taxpayers exactly zero dollars.

Federal Spending On Disasters Soaring Because Of Outdated FEMA Rules

US | Rachel Stoltzfoos
(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons)

‘Simply unsustainable’

Harry Reid Let Terrorism Insurance Die

Politics | Rachel Stoltzfoos
(Photo: Getty Images)

‘We are incredibly disappointed in Congress’