corruption

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking."
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Ferguson City Manager Resigns

Good riddance to the city manager of Ferguson who was cited in the DOJ’s report on Ferguson…
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20 Years of Data Reveals 'Free Trade' Fallacies

20 Years of Data Reveals 'Free Trade' Fallacies
Fast-tracked international trade deals have led to exploding U.S. trade deficits, soaring food imports into the U.S., increased off-shoring of American jobs, and an "unprecedented rise in income inequality," according to new data released Thursday by the watchdog group Public Citizen.
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Bash n' Crash: Meet the Priest that Homophobic Bob McDonnell is Now Living With

Bash n' Crash: Meet the Priest that Homophobic Bob McDonnell is Now Living With
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, now on trial for corruption as governor (and busy throwing his wife under the bus while rolling back and forth over her a few times, proving he's a complete cad as well as a sleazeball), has moved out of his home with Maureen and moved in with a priest: Rev. Wayne Ball of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Richmond. Well, how about we meet the good Reverend.
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NY Gov Corrupts His Anti-Corruption Commission, the Irony Just Too Tempting

NY Gov Corrupts His Anti-Corruption Commission, the Irony Just Too Tempting
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lied about and attempted to influence the Moreland anti-corruption commission — because that's what happens in New York State politics.
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Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe

Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe
Alabama State Representative Barry Moore was indicted for perjury and lying to investigators. He's the second legislator to face prosecution in recent memory, and some believe the corruption could lead all the way up to the speaker of the statehouse.
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MO Senator Fends Off Critics of McCutcheon Decision With (You Guessed It) Bags of Campaign Money

MO Senator Fends Off Critics of McCutcheon Decision With (You Guessed It) Bags of Campaign Money
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-MO, got a big affirmation recently when the Supreme Court essentially endorsed the type of big money politics that have provided the bedrock for his political career. It's no surprise then that Blunt is downplaying the impact of the McCutcheon decision.
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Where Are the Tax Reforms to Bring Home $2 Trillion in Offshored Profits?

Where Are the Tax Reforms to Bring Home $2 Trillion in Offshored Profits?
Big companies have discovered a loophole that lets them avoid paying their taxes. These tax-dodgers are holding $2 trillion-plus of taxable profits outside of the U.S., on which they could owe as much as $700 billion in taxes. What could our country do with this $700 billion it is owed? These companies discovered that they can move jobs, factories, labs, call centers and profit centers out of the country and by doing that they can avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes.
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Bloc Party: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion Annually

Bloc Party: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion Annually
Corruption affects all member countries of the European Union and costs the bloc's economies around 120 billion euros ($162.19 billion) a year, an official EU report published Monday said. European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the estimated amount lost annually due to padded government contracts, covert political financing, bribes to secure health care and other corrupt practices would be enough to fund the European Union's yearly operating budget.
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John-Thor Dahlburg
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Corruption and Cost Overruns Make Sochi Games Most Expensive Olympics Ever

Corruption and Cost Overruns Make Sochi Games Most Expensive Olympics Ever
An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Olympics in Sochi, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive Olympics ever even though winter games have many fewer athletes competing than summer games do.
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Nataliya Vasilyeva
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