Monthly Archives: June 2008
Deborah Howell, the ombudsman at the Washington Post, weighed in this morning about Bob Woodward’s and David Brooder’s extracurricular activities as buckakers– speaking to corporate and political groups with an interest in their work, without disclosing details of the fees … Continue reading
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this morning held a hearing on alleged favoritism in the awarding of grants by the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). While Robert Flores testified at length, his … Continue reading
In the broader scheme of things, the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is a fairly obscure agency. By law its core missions are to decrease the disproportional numbers of minority children incarcerated, prevent teenage delinquency, … Continue reading
This Bob Herbert column transcends politics and the war in Iraq, to touch on something more universal. Today’s must read. Curveball talks. And Paul West of the Baltimore Sun has the best analysis I have seen so far about John … Continue reading
Congressional Quarterly says that is the case. Of course we have been led to believe this before.
My friend and colleague Anna Schecter has a new post at ABCNews.com about another questionable grant by the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Ken Silverstein has done some breathtaking posts about Bob Woodward’s income from speaking to groups that have an interest in the issues Woodward writes about. Woodward says there is nothing wrong with any of this, because he gave the money … Continue reading
I have a new story out this morning on ABCNews.com about the politicization of the awarding of grants in the Justice Department’s quarter of a billion dollars juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grants program. My story this morning focuses on … Continue reading
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee has rescheduled its hearing on alleged favoritism by the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in awarding more than a quarter of a billion in grants each … Continue reading
So what happens when career Justice Department employees blow the whistle on their boss and talk to the media and Congress about favoritism and cronyism going on in their office? An internal Justice Department investigation commences. But the investigation … Continue reading