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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.

08/22/2014

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 HealthCare.gov, with more than $150 million of that being spent on the failed version of the Affordable Care Act website that launched in 2013.

08/01/2014

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.

05/22/2014

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.

05/21/2014

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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.”

01/30/2014

About 3,000 TSA agents are specially trained to spot suspicious behavior. (Getty Images)

Report: TSA Behavioral Screening Program Deeply Flawed

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A Congressional report is questioning the efficacy of one of the Transportation Security Administration’s centerpiece programs. Since 2007, he TSA has spent nearly a billion dollars training officers to pick out bad […]

11/14/2013

Law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Federal Facilities Guards Not Trained For Situations Like Navy Yard Shooting

Contract guards who protect federal buildings have received uneven and inconsistent training on responding to shootings like the one last month at the Washington Navy Yard, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday.

10/30/2013

President Barack Obama walks alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius arrive to speak about the Affordable Care Act, as well as the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Shrugged Off GAO Report That Timely Marketplace Rollouts Could Not Be Guaranteed

The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for coverage using the new marketplaces.

10/03/2013

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda, left, helps Rosa Ayala Cruz, right, apply for health benefits at the Denver Health Westside Family Health Center on Oct. 1, 2013 in Denver. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Insurance Manager: ‘We Have Yet To Have Someone Successfully Register On The Marketplace’

Overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for health insurance under the nation’s historic health care overhaul.

10/03/2013

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has identified a series of duplicated tech investments totaling nearly $321 million in possibly wasted spending from three federal agencies. (Getty images)

Study: $321M In Wasted Tech Spending

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has identified a series of duplicated tech investments totaling nearly $321 million in possibly wasted spending from three federal agencies.

09/15/2013

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