Unsatisfied by the $208 million in revenue generated by photo enforcement since 1999, Washington, DC's newly elected mayor, announced he would equip street sweepers with ticket cameras. Any car parked in sweeping zones is slapped with a $30 tick
US spending on health care hit nearly $2 trillion in 2005, fueled by the cost of hospital care, doctor fees and prescription drugs, government experts said in an annual report released on Tuesday.(I'm from the government, and we will make you hea
Monday's wire stories tell an interesting collection of fear brought to you by the mainstream media and your government. I am sure it is only a coincidence....[updated with new scare]
The festivities began with a flyover by an Air Force B-2 Stealth bomber, bringing cheers from the fans. (Big Bubba will ride just about any coat tail)
Social Security Agreement With Mexico Released After 3 1/2 Year Freedom of Information Act Battle
A debt collector called him in 2002, dialing his apartment in Bridgewater, yet asking for an Eric W. Carroll from Avon Park, Fla. Carroll insisted there was some mistake: He was not married, and he had never lived in Florida.
Several federal agencies, including the FBI, are relocating operations with emphasis on security in a post-Sept. 11 world, which turns 75 miles from Washington into far enough from the capital to escape the fallout of a nuclear explosion
Laws passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, deny admission to anyone who has provided "material support" — money, food, clothing, advice — to terrorist groups. In the last few years, these provisions have been expanded to the point tha
The Bush Administration's Department of Defense is examining whether it has the power to break a strike at tire plants that supply the military. The Constitution affords the executive branch no such authority. But, as should be obvious by
[And this makes us safer how?] The federal government has fined the American Red Cross $5.7 million for violating blood-safety laws and the terms of a 2003 consent decree. The fine covers quality assurance, inventory management, control of non-con
Few entrepreneurs have truly disrupted a single industry. Niklas Zennstrom has done it to two — and he has his sights on a third.
The government is squandering tens of millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster help, in some cases doling out housing payments to people living rent-free, investigators said yesterday.
An eight-month investigation by the Interior Department’s chief watchdog has found pervasive problems in the government’s program for ensuring that companies pay the royalties they owe on billions of dollars of oil and gas pumped on federal land and
Leading Senate Democrats put the Bush administration on notice Wednesday that they intended to press for a fuller accounting on a wide range of counterterrorism programs, including wiretapping, data-mining operations and the interrogation and treatme
[We knew things moved slow, but!] More than 15 months after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin tapped a leading regional planner and disaster recovery expert to head a new city recovery office.
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. as part of a probe into potential antitrust violations involving graphics chips, helping to send shares in the companies lower.
Companies that help businesses track and search their e-mails and other electronic data are experiencing a surge of interest in the wake of federal rule changes that clarify requirements to produce such evidence in lawsuits.
Fly into the US for a quick visit from a foreign country and you'll have your picture and fingerprints taken and your passport examined so officials can make sure you are who you say you are. Fly home and chances are no one will even know.
The government discriminates against blind people by printing money that all looks and feels the same, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge ordered the Treasury Department to come up with ways for the blind to tell bills apart.
The Bush administration must immediately resume housing payments for thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge said Wednesday, heaping more criticism on the government for its handling of the 2005 disaster.
It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
The Justice Dept has begun an internal investigation into its handling of information gathered in the government's domestic spying program. However, Democrats criticized the review as not going far enough to determine whether the program
There are over a half-million foreign students at American colleges; the US borders remain wide open; only 6% of the shipping containers are checked; and there is still a generous number of legal immigrants admitted. I offer this as an antidote to th
The federal government and the banking industry will square off next week in the Supreme Court against all 50 states and the District of Columbia in a mortgage-lending case that could have broad implications for business regulation.
A bill approved by Congress calls for a federal study to better define the routes taken when more than 15,000 members of the Cherokee, Creek and other tribes were forced from their homes in 1838 to make way for white settlement. Untold thousands of N
U.S. television broadcasters Fox and CBS Corp. this week argued that a Federal Communications Commission crackdown on fleeting TV profanity and nudity was unconstitutional and a big change in how the agency handled similar cases.
The family of Andrew Oenga, an Inupiat who lived on the North Slope in Alaska until his death a decade ago, is suing the US government, claiming his eight descendants are owed $40m in back rent.
Looking to draw attention to the "worst form of bigotry confronting America," BU's College Republicans are circulating an application for a "Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship" that requires applicants be at lea
At Congress' request, the FTC is prepared to force about 50 food and beverage manufacturers and fast-food restaurant companies to fork over details on how much they spend on such marketing and how they do market.
The American worker, not Corporate America, will be the central focus of U.S. trade policy as far as the new Democratic majority of Congress is concerned.