Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

Popular business incentive programs can help politicians win favor with voters and companies.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tax":

"… ensure promises about jobs and other Taxpayer benefits are delivered. “Taxpayers have the right to know exactly what they are getting in return for t …"

FACT CHECK: GPS's bogus tax attack against Obama

By FactCheck.Org

A new Crossroads GPS ad makes a completely unfounded claim on President Obama's tax plans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tax":

"… the national debate on jobs, the economy, ObamaCare and government debt.”Tax NonsenseThe ad — titled “Obama’s Promise” — lists several pledge …"

"… all individuals and families, working or not, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.The Crossroads GPS ad simply ignores these very real Tax cut …"

"… ay for an expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Mandate = Tax Increase?The Heritage Tax figure includes $65 billion that comes from pena …"

FACT CHECK: Elizabeth Warren attacks GE's controversial tax practices

By FactCheck.Org

Massachusetts Senate candidate makes sweeping, inaccurate statement about corporate tax loopholes.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… mbent Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, says in her ad, “Today, Washington lets big corporations like GE pay nothing — zero — in taxes, while kid …"

Top fisheries official says EU is investigating illegalities by Spanish companies

By Kate Willson

Top EU fishing official responds to allegations of misappropriated funds by ICIJ

Subsidy methodology

A look behind ICIJ's reporting on their second installment in overfishing coverage

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: Does the United States "look a lot like Greece?"

By FactCheck.Org

Republican Sen. McConnell wrong in likening U.S. debt to Greek financial crisis

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitch McConnell":

"… eficit of more than $15 trillion, not $15 billion. …"

Five federal programs lead list of improper grant payments

By Laurel Adams

As federal spending on grants to state and local governments rises, so does fraud struggles to track its expenses while managing $500 billion in grants

By Laurel Adams, created to streamline bureaucracy for grants, is failing

Taxpayers foot bill for oil and gas well cleanup on federal land

By Laurel Adams

Oil and gas companies producing on federal land are required to pay a bond to the Bureau of Land Management, which serves as an incentive fo

From Social Security to tourism, government shutdown would affect public

By Laurel Adams

A government shutdown looks increasingly likely as Democrats and Republicans fail to reach an agreement on the federal budget. A report by t

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… egislative branch.Following are other new watchdog reports released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), various federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG), and other gover …"

Homeland Security marked by waste, lack of oversight

By G.W. Schulz

Records show that communities across California had difficulty managing millions in anti-terrorism grants handed out by Congress after Sept.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… inister a $500,000 grant,” he said. “Most other grants allow more, but Congress wanted to make sure this money was spent on the street for first responder …"