June 6th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

Secret "man cave" built with taxpayer money found in EPA warehouse

An elaborate man cave was built with your tax dollars.

Inspectors say they found "man caves" filled with exercise equipment, fridges, televisions and microwaves at a warehouse leased by the Environmental Protection Agency, in Landover, Maryland.

Brian Todd has the story.

Filed under: Corruption
November 30th, 2012
08:21 PM ET

New book "Deadline Artists" celebrates America's greatest newspaper columns

Obviously, the Petraeus affair isn't the first controversy of its kind.

In presidential politics, there have been many notable scandals – Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky – most of which are second-term scandals that follow convincing re-election victories.

Our own John Avlon has a new book out that explores how these scandals unfolded through influential newspaper columns at the time called Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs.

Filed under: Corruption • News • Politics
November 28th, 2012
08:57 PM ET

One on one with Julian Assange

Our fifth story OutFront: the man behind WikiLeaks

Julian Assange is one of the world's most controversial people. The 41 year-old Australian has posted hundreds of thousands of U.S. military documents, videos and diplomatic cables on his website, and the U.S. government is still scrambling to find out where he got them.

The government believes his source is Army private Bradley Manning, who stands accused of stealing classified documents in 2010 and giving them to WikiLeaks. The former intelligence analyst in Iraq is facing 22 charges, including aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence. FULL POST

Filed under: Corruption • International • News
September 21st, 2012
08:09 PM ET

Maxine Waters cleared of ethics violations after 3 years and $1.3M spent

The House Ethics Committee cleared Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) of charges that she allegedly tried to influence regulators of a $12 million federal bailout to a bank her husband owns stock in. FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Corruption • News • Politics
August 31st, 2012
08:35 PM ET

GSA workers racked up $7.7M in travel costs

An Outfront update on an investigation we first brought you last week. How the federal government's General Services Administration (GSA) is spending your tax dollars on its employees who are working from home full-time.

Sounds good, a lot of companies do this, saves commute time, office space, hassle, but here's the catch:
Some of these government workers, actually a lot of them, don't even live in the city or state where their office is located and the costs are adding up.

Remember, this is the agency whose mission is to monitor how much other government agencies are spending and was created in the spirit of helping to provide a "transparent government for the american people".

Drew Griffin from our special investigations unit, has been trying to find out for months how much all this extra travel is costing.

Recommended: GSA eyed again for wasteful spending


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