Topic: U.S. Government Accountability Office
Online piracy took a hit from intellectual property rights authorities Wednesday, with the seizure of nine websites. Some offered illegal copies of the new Twilight movie, using the pitch 'watch 'Eclipse' online for free.'
06/30/2010 07:29 pm
The Federal Reserve has argued that it needs to be above politics. But Senators disagreed Tuesday, saying they want to know who the Fed helped during the financial crisis.
05/11/2010 06:39 pm
The Arizona immigration bill lacks enough safeguards against racial or ethnic profiling by police in the fight against illegal immigration. So, too, does the federal 287(g) program that allows local enforcement of US immigration laws.
04/21/2010 08:51 am
Voluntary carbon offsets are a 'Wild West' market ripe for fraud, exaggeration, and poorly run projects that probably do little to ease global warming.
04/20/2010 01:02 pm
Dropping Saturday delivery is just one idea from a cash-strapped US Postal Service that deserves support from Congress and unions.
03/02/2010 04:48 pm
The US budget deficit is surging and is likely to remain high for years unless Congress finds solutions. Some financial experts say that remedies will have to include new taxes.
02/24/2010 05:53 pm
With his new fiscal commission, President Obama continues his push for bipartisanship. But it may be an uphill slog. On other major issues – healthcare, bank reform, and jobs – it's been hard to find agreement.
02/18/2010 06:24 pm
Fiscal watchdogs are skeptical of Obama's move to give US loan guarantees for the construction of nuclear power plants, citing risk of default. Wall Street, too, has been reluctant to invest. Might that change now?
02/16/2010 07:30 pm
Obama wants to triple public financing for new nuclear power plants, even as he nixes funds for storing commercial radioactive waste. The policy may be calculated to win votes for climate change legislation, but critics say it's not 'coherent' and carries new security risks.
02/04/2010 01:33 pm
For a home renovation, what are the best water-saving options among new toilets?