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Wall Street Journal: How Congress Puts Itself Above The Law

“Insider trading (the buying and selling of stocks based on insider information not available to the general public) has been a violation of federal securities laws for almost 80 years. Yet it was never illegal for members of Congress. Not, that is, until a November 2011 report by CBS’s “60 Minutes” shamed Congress into changing […]

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FORBES: Poverty Professionals And The Cronies Who Love Them

“Details are hard to come by as they are not broken out in earnings reports, but a 2012 study from the Government Accountability Institute “Profits From Poverty” indicates that since 2004, 18 of the 24 states that contract with J.P. Morgan to provide welfare benefits have paid over half a billion dollars in fees. That […]

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WASHINGTON TIMES: Corzine Cronyism

Mr. Corzine raised $500,000 for the president’s re-election campaign. He was even considered for a presidential appointment before MF Global collapsed. Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, observed in an op-ed column in this newspaper that MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder’s former law firm, Covington & Burling, where […]

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VIDEO: “BOOMTOWN 2: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD STAMPS”

  Don’t miss the Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” featuring the Government Accountability Institute?   Watch the video clips below:   Full Video on Fox.com Large corporations benefit from the food stamp program. Peter Schweizer: “No one is representing the taxpayers in the food stamp program.” How big companies make […]

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FOX News 1-Hour Special Featuring GAI–“Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps”

A “Sean Hannity Special—Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” with Government Accountability Institute’s Peter Schweizer and Breitbart’s Stephen K. Bannon is scheduled to air on Friday, April 5th at 9pm EDT. With nearly 50 million Americans now living below the poverty line, “Sean Hannity Special—Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” reveals how the […]

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FORBES: Wall Street, Political Insiders Nervous About Political Intelligence Firm Expose

Wall Street and Capitol Hill insiders are quaking in their Gucci loafers about a forthcoming government exposé slated to drop April 4th of this year. That is when the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will issue a report on so-called “political intelligence firms”— shadowy companies that hire former members of Congress, staffers, and other federal […]

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WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: OFA Vulnerable To Foreign Donations

The Government Accountability Institute (GAI), a watchdog group, released a report in September 2012 that stated the campaign was vulnerable to illegal donations from foreigners. The report criticized the Obama campaign’s lax security features on its donation web page… To Read the Full Article, Click Here.      

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FORBES: Oscar Nominated Hollywood Moguls Bag Taxpayer Dollars

Consider a few of this year’s Oscar nominated films. According to a new report by the Government Accountability Institute, Quentin Tarantino’s controversial spaghetti Western, Django Unchained, featuring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio has applied to receive an estimated $8.4 million in film tax credits from the State of Louisiana. Actor-director Ben Affleck and producer George […]

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GAI Report: “Let the Credits Roll: An Examination of the Tax Film Subsidy System”

The Government Accountability Institute is pleased to announce the release of its new report: Let the Credits Roll: Inside a Film Tax Credit System Built to Enrich Politicians, Lobbyists, Bureaucrats, and Other Insiders. Click here to read the full report: Let the Credits Roll.      

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IRS Audits Of Charities Up 79% Under Obama

Under President Obama, IRS audits for tax-exempt organizations have jumped 79% over what they were under President George W. Bush. According to Internal Revenue Service data, the IRS audited an average of 6,205 returns of tax-exempt organizations per year from 2001 to 2008. From 2009 to 2011, however, the number of audited returns spiked to […]

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