Topic: U.S. Government Accountability Office
In a year of high drama over federal budgets, the nation’s so-called national debt ceiling is becoming a prominent part of the political debate. The Treasury is close to hitting this borrowing limit, yet many in Congress say the ceiling shouldn’t be raised without new commitments to put America on a path of fiscal prudence. Here’s a guide to how the ceiling works and what’s at stake for the economy.
03/08/2011 02:42 pm
Tracing the history of cyberespionage and cyberwarfare from the invention of the Internet up to the targeted attacks on US banks by an Islamic hacktivist group.
03/07/2011 02:43 pm
It will be a story of how the feds, banks, and neo-cons brought down the US Empire.
03/03/2011 11:44 am
In addition to sinking $1 billion into the failed "virtual fence," the US government has spent $2.6 billion for 650 miles of solid border. This wall doesn’t deter people – but it does defy the laws that protect the land.
02/27/2011 08:30 pm
Representative Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul, introduced similar legislation to audit the Fed.
01/31/2011 03:19 pm
President Obama wants to secure loose material for nuclear weapons by 2013. He has made progress, but success depends on countries disclosing sensitive information.
12/28/2010 04:55 pm
Not only are sex offenders finding work as teachers, they are getting recommendations from school officials eager for them to move elsewhere. A GAO report examines 15 case studies.
12/16/2010 04:21 pm
At a Dec. 2 Monitor breakfast, soon to be House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin discussed what he likes in the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform's final report, but why he planned to vote against it.
12/03/2010 05:28 pm
The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion.
12/01/2010 07:30 pm
It's time to send bomb-detecting dogs sniffing up and down lines of passengers at airports, say some security analysts. Dogs may reduce the need for TSA screening that is more invasive of personal privacy.
11/30/2010 05:49 pm