Government Accountability Office

The investigative arm of Congress opened an inquiry last year into the Red Cross' disaster work, which CEO Gail McGovern tried to call off, according to a story co-produced by NPR and ProPublica. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Red Cross CEO Tried To Thwart Government Investigation

Although Red Cross has presented the organization as one which prides itself on transparency, its CEO reportedly tried to kill an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.

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Probe: Bogus Enrollees Kept Getting ‘Obamacare’

Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found.


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Study: Voter ID Laws Cut Turnout By Blacks, Young

States with photo ID laws saw drops in turnout, especially among black and younger voters, says GAO report.


‘Critical’ Vulnerablity Found In Security

According to a report being released Tuesday, a critical vulnerability was found when the government’s own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year.


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Senior Americans Burdened With Student Debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.


In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

‘The Meaning Of The Law Is Clear And Ambiguous’: GAO Says Pentagon Broke Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.


Report: Obamacare Website Cost $840M, More Than $150M Spent On Failed Launch (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obamacare Website Cost $840M, More Than $150M Spent On Failed Launch

The Obama administration has spent an estimated $840 million on, with more than $150 million of that being spent on the failed version of the Affordable Care Act website that launched in 2013.


The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Marine: You’re Gonna Get Crushed By VA Bureaucracy

Military veterans tell CBS News they are not surprised by allegations of misconduct and treatment delays at VA hospitals.


The remains of an apartment complex and a destroyed car lies in ruins next to the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas. More than a dozen people were killed and more than 150 were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Report: Government Won’t Know Extent Of Dangerous Conditions At Chemical Facilities

The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people.


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Congress: D.C. Budget Autonomy Referendum Invalid

The investigative arm of Congress says a referendum passed by District of Columbia voters to give the city more control over its own budget has “no legal effect.”