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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.

10/08/2014

Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Critical’ Vulnerablity Found In HealthCare.gov Security

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

09/23/2014

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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.

09/10/2014

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

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