Published March 26, 2010
While Congress spent the last year debating how to provide health insurance for the uninsured, a little-known provision slipped into the heath care law that could cost some Americans upwards of $2,000 a year.
Published March 03, 2010
George McNamee wakes up every morning fighting for his rights -- the freedom to use a picnic table, shed and shower in his own Corona Del Mar, Calif., backyard.
Published February 25, 2010
Each week, Tracking Your Taxes exposes Congressional appropriations most taxpayers consider wasteful but that lawmakers claim are essential. This week we've compiled a list of projects that have received tens of millions of dollars -- and in one case nearly $2 billion -- but never got off the ground.
Published February 18, 2010
More than a dozen pristine landscapes, wildlife habitats and scenic rivers in 11 Western states, some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, are under consideration by the Obama administration to become America's newest National Monuments -- a decision the administration can make unilaterally without local input or congressional approval.
Published February 04, 2010
Federal agencies are spending stimulus money at the rate of $196 million an hour. And they will do so every hour for the next eight months until a September 30, 2010, deadline.
Published December 30, 2009
Just last week, Obama broke a promise to veto pork-barrel bills as he signed into law the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill -- a $636 billion behemoth loaded with $4.2 billion dollars of pork.
Published December 18, 2009
What began with excitement and anticipation two weeks ago ended Friday night with disappointment and anger for thousands, as world leaders and environmentalists streamed out of the Copenhagen climate conference without an agreement.
Published December 15, 2009
Using a megaphone that pierced the rumble of hundreds of people gathered at the conference center housing Copenhagen's climate conference, a man dressed as a polar bear went looking for controversial scientist Phil Jones — but he was nowhere to be found.
Published December 14, 2009
The rift between rich and poor nations remains a major sticking point, U.S. officials say.
Published November 25, 2009
Joining the effort to rein in government spending are a group of liberal Democrats, led by Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, who introduced legislation last month aimed at saving billions in taxpayer dollars.