Is this responsible spending or just more government? Some of it looks like government funded opposition research. JMO

HHS Promoting 'Long-Acting' Contraception, 'Sterilization' in Dwindling Navajo Nation

Sep 27th, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is planning to spend $450,000 in Fiscal Year 2014 for “family planning services” in the Navajo Nation’s tribal lands, even though U.S. Census data shows that the population there declined nearly 4 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Labor Dept. Employees Made Unauthorized Charges at ... Chick-fil-A

Sep 24th, 2013
U.S. Department of Labor employees racked up an estimated $3.8 million in unauthorized or undocumented expenses over the past two-and-a-half years, including charges at Hilton Naples Grande Beach Resort, Wal-Mart, Target and Chick-fil-A, according to an Inspector General (OIG) audit released earlier this month.

'Warrior Woman' from 'Earth's Sister Planet' Video Game Gets $100K Tax Dollars

Sep 17th, 2013
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $100,000 for a multimedia game teaming players with an alien who fights to improve women’s auras damaged by negative self-esteem, discrimination and eating disorders.

State Dept. to Spend $450K for Green Jobs--in Morocco

Sep 13th, 2013
The State Department through its Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs plans to spend $450,000 to create green jobs in Morocco.

Obama Administration Announces Another $474M in Transportation Grants

Sep 5th, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $474 million dollars in grants to 52 projects across the country under its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

$556K to Train Med School Students on LGBT Mental Health Care

Aug 30th, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $556,000 to Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine for an LGBT mental health internship program.

Napolitano: U.S. Faces 'A Major Cyber Event' That Will Have 'Serious Effect' on Lives, Economy

Aug 28th, 2013
In a speech Tuesday at the National Press Club, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touted her accomplishments, discussed lessons learned, and warned her successor of "serious" challenges ahead, including a "serious" cyber attack and the effects of climate change.

Government Gives $179,784 to Study What Motivates Workers: Love or Money?

Aug 20th, 2013
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $179,784 grant to “experimental economists” who will study what drives one’s work incentive – personal gain and employer profit or contributing to causes that help the “needy.”

Jackson Lee Tweets Approval of Health Insurance Subsidies for Congress and Staffers

Aug 8th, 2013
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administration’s decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers.

$2M Labor Dept. Grant to Improve Labor Laws in Georgia...The Republic, Not the State

Aug 1st, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking at least one partner for a $2 million federal grant intended to improve compliance with labor laws in in The Democratic Republic of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, not the U.S. state.

NIH to Spend $200K Studying Teenage Drinking Binges on Social Media

Aug 1st, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking researchers to investigate the impact of social media use on underage drinking, and to determine whether Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other popular social networking sites can be used for “preventive interventions.”

NEA Awards $35,000 For 'Grow-Sculpture'

Aug 1st, 2013
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $35,000 for a series of artist-designed grow-sculptures in Buffalo, New York - but may end up with just one.

ARTFARMS Concept Gallery
Aug 1st, 2013
ARTFARMS Concept Gallery

EPA to Spend $6 Million for ‘Sustainable and Healthy Tribes’

Jul 31st, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is spending $6 million to “develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes.”

Feds Devote $2.25 Million to Study Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease

Jul 30th, 2013
The National Science Foundation will spend $2.25 million to study the emergence, transmission and evolution of facial tumor disease in Tasmanian devils.

GAO: Only Half of Workers Trained by Labor Dept. Got ‘Green Jobs'

Jul 26th, 2013
Despite training “slightly more individuals than they had projected,” and counting “any job that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to a beneficial environmental outcome,” the Labor Department’s job placements “were at 55 percent of the target,” according to a June report by the Government Accountability Office.

$500K to See How Oil Industry Impacts Domestic Violence, Rape in Dakotas, Montana

Jul 25th, 2013
The National Institute of Justice is planning to spend $500,000 in federal funds to see if the booming oil industry has impacted domestic violence, dating violence, rape, and stalking in North Dakota and South Dakota and Montana.

Gov't Spending $544,188 to Promote HPV Vaccine

Jul 24th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $544,188 to the University of California for a study on increasing HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine uptake in Los Angeles County through phone interventions.

$299K Grant To Help Pacific Islanders Understand Their Own Language

Jul 23rd, 2013
A team from the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) will spend nearly $300,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to study a rare language spoken by just 45,000 people in the Mariana Islands, which include the North Mariana Islands in Micronesia, a United States commonwealth, and Guam, a U.S. territory located in the northwestern Pacific.

IG: FEMA Spending $76M More on Trailers That Disaster Victims Don’t Want

Jul 19th, 2013
Changes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made to its temporary housing program last year “will increase program costs by an estimated $76 million and place a greater burden on future displaced survivors,” according to a June 2013 report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.