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Congratulations America, You Gave Airlines $7.1B In Baggage And Change Fees Last Year

For the better part of the last decade, airlines have been tacking on fees for everything from checking bags to allowing customers to cancel or change their flights. 815 more words


Improper Payments and American Financial Mismanagement

Sound government fiscal management requires, among other things, ensuring that government payments are made accurately—to the right payee, in the correct amount, and with sufficient documentation. 555 more words


U.S. Navy Ships in Fatal Collisions Not Properly Certified

Unclear if certification issues played a role in crashes, but Pentagon investigations are under way

USS John S. McCain after it collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore on Aug. 713 more words

Military gives $1.2m of equipment to federal agents posing as police

Cases of random people impersonating police officers, confusingly to many of the rest of us, are not uncommon. A recently revealed investigation, however, flips the typical script — with real federal agents posing as members of a fake federal law enforcement agency in order to obtain over a million dollars worth of military gear through a government giveaway program. 511 more words

Obamaphone massive fraud & abuse: GAO finds 36% with Obamaphones are not eligible

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a welfare program called Lifeline, popularly known as Obamaphones, which provides discounts to eligible low-income households for home or wireless telephone and, as of December 2016, broadband service. 540 more words