Too close to the edge on torture

By The Center for Public Integrity

In 2008 top officials of the DOJ and White House defended interrogation policies against a torrent of congressional questions about torture

Poor health care for veterans

By The Center for Public Integrity

Veterans increasingly face substandard conditions at VA hospitals, including long waits, poor care, and unprofessional staff

SBA emergency assistance failed for Katrina

By The Center for Public Integrity

Within four months of Hurricane Katrina, the Small Business Administration had a backlog of more than 204,000 requests for assistance

EPA fails to put children first

By The Center for Public Integrity

With asthma and autism on the rise, the Bush administration allowed a task force on children's health protection to fall by the wayside

Failing to modernize air traffic control

By The Center for Public Integrity

Attempts to update air traffic control has failed even as technology remains decades out of date

EPA ignores advisers on particulate matter standards

By The Center for Public Integrity

EPA's advisory board recommended tightening regulations on pollution from diesel vehicles and power plants, but EPA decided against it

Lack of regs fueled accounting scandal

By The Center for Public Integrity

Corporate "game of nods and winks" leaves host of innocent victims in its wake

Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan

By The Center for Public Integrity

Afghan government blamed for the Taliban's comeback in areas patrolled for years by U.S. troops

“McCain-Feingold” fails to solve campaign finance problem

By The Center for Public Integrity

New campaign reform act replaces the problem of unlimited "soft money" contributions with the problem on weakly regulated independent commit

EPA and OMB slow toxic chemical risk studies

By The Center for Public Integrity

Changes to the risk assessment procedures have been delayed, and transparency has been swept away in the process

Arbitrary detention at Guantanamo

By The Center for Public Integrity

Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay found to be held without legal recourse

Abu Ghraib prison scandal

By The Center for Public Integrity

Pictures of the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison reveal mismanagement of military prisons and raise concerns about interrogation techniques

Failure to reform Social Security

By The Center for Public Integrity

Bush fails to reform Social Security through privatization

$30 billion virtual border fence faces problems

By The Center for Public Integrity

A U.S.-Mexico border "fence" of ground sensors, cameras and radars doesn't meet border patrol's needs

Close calls on the runway

By The Center for Public Integrity

Evan as incidents of near-misses on runways, the FAA struggles to update safety plans

Superfund program loses funding, momentum

By The Center for Public Integrity

Since 2000, the EPA has engaged in two-thirds fewer clean-ups near hazardous waste sites

Poor retention of counterterrorism staff

By The Center for Public Integrity

The FBI and DHS has unusually high turnover rate in counterterrorism staff

Delay in opening U.S. embassy in Iraq

By The Center for Public Integrity

Safety concerns and contractor fumbles delay the opening of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Hurricanes expose FEMA woes

By The Center for Public Integrity

FEMA's deterioration in relationships with local partners since Brown took over resulted in lack of coordination and unpreparedness

Medicare fraud out of control

By The Center for Public Integrity

Medicare fraud runs rampant but no government crackdown yet, despite bipartisan support

Politicization of Department of Justice

By The Center for Public Integrity

Ideological hiring and firing policies lead to resignation of top Justice officials

Our broken government

By Josh Israel

An assessment of 128 executive branch failures since 2000

No robust, sustained alternative energy policy

By The Center for Public Integrity

Alternative energy advocates agree the federal government never has provided the steady support that renewable energy needs

Agencies failed to share intelligence on 9/11 terrorists

By The Center for Public Integrity

If intelligence and law enforcement agencies had shared information, they may have foreseen 9/11 hijackings

Record delays in air travel

By The Center for Public Integrity

Plane delays continue to increase but no solution in sight

Nuclear waste problem unsolved

By The Center for Public Integrity

Years after the deadline, the Department of Energy still has no construction plans for a national site for radioactive waste

Mismanagement and cronyism at HUD

By The Center for Public Integrity

Bush-appointed housing head came under scrutiny after pressuring HUD offices in several cities to bow to his will

Terrorist watch list mismanaged

By The Center for Public Integrity

By 2007, the list contained more than 724,000 entries, and many common names. Those held up in the confusion include a five-year-old boy

Reading First: Scandalous and ineffective

By The Center for Public Integrity

Allegations that the reading program pressured states to adopt particular programs has prompted attention from the Inspector General

Failures in cybersecurity

By The Center for Public Integrity

An information security breach by China highlights government's weaknesses in cybersecurity

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