Decades after war, millions of unexploded U.S. bombs haunt Laos

By Bobby Caina Calvan

"Bombies," or unexploded bombs dropped long ago still claim lives

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

By Emma Schwartz

A senior Pentagon official says DOD is a billion short of what's needed to fix troubled public schools on military bases

Progress on government transparency threatened by proposed budget cuts

By Alexandra Duszak

Progress toward open government threatened by budget-cutting

Controversial FAA program serves just 153 communities at a cost of $200 million

By Corbin Hiar

Controversial air service subsidy lives on despite years of criticism

India: U.S. family planning aid in limbo

By Alexandra Duszak

Internal report finds USAID family planning effort suffering from poor management

A preemptive and false attack in Wisconsin

By FactCheck.Org

Former governor of Wis. slammed in ad for supporting Obamacare, increases in taxes and spending

FACT CHECK: Is Texas impervious to the recession?

By FactCheck.Org

Gov. Perry picks and chooses which economic statistics suit his presidential campaign, and his critics do the same

Many public schools on military bases get poor or failing report card

By Emma Schwartz

Pentagon confirms nearly 40 percent of public schools on bases are in poor or failing condition

Defense Department’s report card

By Emma Schwartz

In the months after 'Military Children Left Behind,' the Department of Defense releases a report on its public school on military bases

Corruption, the war on terror hindering food aid to southern Somalia

By Malik Siraj Akbar

Aid experts fear more delays from fallout of rampant theft of supplies and a U.S. ban on aid that might help Al-Qaeda-linked group

FACT CHECK: Attack ad on Mass. Senator largely unsupported

By FactCheck.Org

Attack ad calling Sen. Scott Brown a 'yes' man for GOP makes unfounded claims on his political record

State Dept. spends terrorism and emergency dollars on parties, rented linens and a kitchen

By Corbin Hiar

Auditors question some use of special State Dept. fund meant for crises, evacuations and other ‘extraordinary’ needs

FACT CHECK: Real origins of Obama's Canadian-American tour bus

By FactCheck.Org

Where President Obama's controversial tour bus actually came from

Global Muckraking

By Simona Raetz

Investigations by the BBC program, Panorama; Consejo de Redaccion and El Tiempo in Colombia; and Bloomberg Markets in the U.S.

Environmental law violations found at scores of tribal schools run by Interior Department

By Alexandra Duszak

Settlement details raft of risks to thousands of students, from arsenic in the water to asbestos in the heating system

FACT CHECK: Biden bungles talking point on debt

By FactCheck.Org

On his trip to China, Biden quells investors by claiming U.S. owns more of overall debt than it actually does

FACT CHECK: Obama claims foreign countries pay teachers as well as doctors

By FactCheck.Org

President Obama makes misinformed statement claiming countries with higher test scores, pay their teachers "on par with doctors"

There are many restrictions on official government travel, but they’ve been ignored

By Corbin Hiar

Questions about the extent of travel abuse by federal employees

Bush appointee allows VA employee to be overpaid $41,000 and commute to D.C. from Ark.

By Corbin Hiar

IT director in scandal-plagued VA office allowed to commute from Arkansas, all-expenses-paid

FACT CHECK: Perry exaggerates statistics on oil imports, federal debt

By FactCheck.Org

A roundup of false claims on oil imports, federal debt, Social Security and health care from the latest presidential candidate

IMPACT: Sen. Grassley demands review of VA travel after news of $131,000 commute

By Corbin Hiar

Republican senator wants review of VA travel budget after official spends $131,000 for weekly commute to job

U.S. government Iran sanctions working

By Maya Rhodan

More energy firms steering clear of Iran

FACT CHECK: Misleading information about White House salaries goes viral

By FactCheck.Org

FACT CHECK: Email campaign distorts White House salaries

FACT CHECK: Bachmann wrongly calls the health care law the largest entitlement program in history

By FactCheck.Org

FACT CHECK: Michele Bachmann's inaccurate health care history

Millions of federal court records are being destroyed to save money

By Maya Rhodan

National Archives and the Judiciary have begun destroying federal case records to cut costs