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2006-02-02 19:34:21

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad. The Agriculture Department inspector general's office said a spot check of slaughterhouses found no instances of banned cattle parts entering the food supply. But the inspector general's report also questioned whether the program that tested cattle for...

2006-01-23 17:51:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kenneth Mead resigned on Monday as U.S. Transportation Department inspector general after nearly nine years on the job, his office said. The last half of his tenure was the most tumultuous in U.S. transportation history as the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks fundamentally altered commercial aviation and federal policy toward the industry. The changes elevated his position and prompted investigations into finances, safety, and aviation security....

2006-01-10 08:43:13

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's inspector general, who fought for more resources to probe abuses in subsidized communications to schools and libraries, retired last week, according to a notice obtained by Reuters on Monday. Walker Feaster left the agency on January 3 after more than 11 years in the position and 38 years of government work, according to the internal FCC notice. An attempt to reach him for comment on Monday was...

2005-11-16 03:09:16

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - In his zeal to force conservative views onto the public airwaves, the former head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting interfered with PBS programming decisions and may have required the corporation's new president to pass "political tests," an internal investigation revealed. Kenneth Tomlinson, a Republican, also sought to withhold funding from PBS unless the taxpayer-supported network "balanced their programming" with more...

2005-11-15 17:17:05

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...

2005-11-15 15:20:40

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...

2005-10-18 12:08:52

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $2.25 billion program to help provide U.S. schools and libraries with Internet and other communications services is poorly managed and "extremely vulnerable" to waste, fraud and abuse, a congressional report released on Tuesday said. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations criticized the E-Rate program and the Federal Communications Commission, which administers the program, for inadequate safeguards to...

2005-09-01 14:42:38

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some lower-level U.S. Air Force and Pentagon officials do not yet fully recognize the need to overhaul defense procurement to make it more transparent and avoid problems of the past, the U.S. military's top internal watchdog said on Thursday. Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General Joseph Schmitz told Reuters in a telephone interview that he issued guidelines for all defense agencies on "internal controls and integrity" after the...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.