October 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Wednesday entitled "Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse." The GAO report was initiated in part by government documents that found there were hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2012 that explored the rising international use of drones. A previous report issued by the GAO in 2004 specified that that 41 countries owned drones, with 32 attempting to develop new drone technology. By 2012, the GAO ...[read more]
November 29, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
US Senator Dianne Feinstein released a report by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday which asserts that US prisons could safely absorb the 166 detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in the event the facility is closed and the detainees are brought to the US. ...[read more]
February 4, 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni
Spokesperson for Iraq's Shi'ite government Ali Al-Dabbagh said Thursday that a decision by an appeals court to allow candidates with suspected ties to the outlawed Baath party to run for office is illegal and unconstitutional. Under Wednesday's decision by the appeals panel of the ...[read more]
December 4, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Enforcement of various civil rights laws decreased during the Bush administration, according to a report released Thursday by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO studied the activities of the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) between 2001 and 2007. ...[read more]
July 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded Tuesday that the US Department of Defense (DOD) did not violate prohibitions on propaganda by having retired military officers (RMOs) offer public support to the Bush administration's war policies. The GAO found that the DOD was not in ...[read more]
July 21, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Department of Defense€”Retired Military Officers as Media Analysts, United States Government Accountability Office, July 21, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]
April 1, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
US senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after learning that the number of fines ordered by the SEC dropped by more than half from fiscal ...[read more]

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