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A federal investigation of former State Department contracting specialist Kathleen McGrade has uncovered a treasure trove of luxuries allegedly acquired with the proceeds of a multimillion-dollar contracting scam: a Steinway piano; sculptures; sapphire, emerald and diamond jewelry; and a 41-foot yacht bearing the name of the company she and her husband formed, Sterling Royale.
A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.
The Obama administration yesterday notified Congress that it was prepared to take a series of steps to free up about $260 billion so it can keep paying the nation’s bills once a temporary suspension in the government’s debt ceiling lapses this weekend.
Over a four-year period, the tiny minority (1 percent) of the federal workforce who fill these supervisory positions received $340 million in cash bonuses – on top of annual salaries ranging from $119,000 to $179,000, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight found.
A woman says she was repeatedly told by TSA agents she couldn’t get out of her wheelchair and walk through the metal detector – even though she told them several times she was capable of doing that with a cane.