ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER / The Associated PressJan 16, 2020
The Government Accountability Office says the president may not substitute his own policy priorities for laws Congress has enacted. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
MICHAEL BIESECKER / The Associated PressApr 16, 2018
The Government Accountability Office says the Environmental Protection Agency ran afoul of federal spending laws by buying a $43,000 soundproof booth for Scott Pruitt to make private calls in his office. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 15, 2013
The 2008 financial crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $22 trillion, a study by the Government Accountability Office published Thursday said. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 20, 2012
Here's a fun story involving the USDA, the FDA, the GAO -- i.e., the United States Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the Government Accountability Office -- with the Office of Management and Budget thrown in for good measure. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 20, 2010
The Fed has nothing to hide about its dealings with AIG when it saved the too-big-to-fail insurance behemoth during the great bailout of 2008-9 -- or at least Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has signaled his full willingness to make the central bank's relevant "records and personnel" available to investigators from the Government Accountability Office. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 30, 2008
According to an internal e-mail obtained by the AP, the chief of staff of the EPA's enforcement wing has issued a gag order, telling staffers in June exactly what to do should a reporter, the inspector general or the Government Accountability Office call: "Please do not respond to questions or make any statements." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / TruthdigApr 2, 2008
A trillion dollars here, a trillion dollars there, and soon you're talking real money. But when it comes to reporting on what the Bush war legacy has cost American taxpayers, the media have been shockingly indifferent to the highest run-up in military spending since World War II. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 29, 2007
All but two of the nation's 43 "fusion centers," information-sharing offices set up after 9/11 to help uncover terrorist activity, have been distracted by local crime and other distinctly non-terrorist intrigue, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by the Associated Press. The problem, like so many facing our nation, apparently stems from the lack of funding and oversight by the Bush administration. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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