Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Bryce Myhre
27 Apr 2016

Wall Street Funds Battle By Proxy In Congress Over Puerto Rico Bailout

Though there is much talk of principle, it looks as though the real battle lines in Puerto Rico are drawn by alliances between funds and elected officials.

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Signs for a bail bondsmen. (gigaboss on Flickr)
26 Feb 2016

Legislation To End Money Bail Introduced In Congress

Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release.

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A pair of silhouetted figures stand near a computer monitor in a darkened office. (U.S. national security agency pamphplet against insider threats)
03 Nov 2015

House Passes DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Bill That Could Impact Whistleblowers

The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.

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A U.S. Army soldier patrols near the village of Tarok Kolache where reconstruction efforts were underway, on Friday, April 1, 2011, in the Arghandab River Valley of Afghanistan. A new report on corruption in U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan shows widespread mismanagement of millions. (Flickr / ISAF Regional Command-South / Ensign Haraz Ghanbari)
05 Aug 2015

Special Investigator’s Report Details US Corruption In Afghanistan

Late last month, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a blistering report detailing millions of dollars of waste, fraud, and abuse in the US and coalition reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The report, issued to Congress on July 30th, presents the results of a series of investigations conducted by SIGAR that revealed $37.4 million in “questionable costs” in the last quarter of the year — those costs lead to a total of $279.5 million in questionable costs identified by SIGAR to date.

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