Tim Mak

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The IRS Sent Coronavirus Relief Payments To Dead People

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The IRS has delivered more than $207 billion in coronavirus relief payments to individual taxpayers, but some of the recipients of the relief checks are the bank accounts of people who have died.

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Coronavirus Payments To Poor Are Vulnerable To Fraud

Monday, April 27, 2020

The IRS system for distributing Coronavirus relief payments is susceptible to fraud, because the payments of some Americans can be obtained with information easily available to criminals online.

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Direct Cash Payments For COVID-19 Relief Are Susceptible To Fraud

Monday, April 27, 2020

As Congressional coronavirus relief money begins to reach some Americans, scam artists are targetting some of the nation's poorest residents.

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Accountability Provisions For Relief Package Are Off To A Slow Start

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Congress passed its $2 trillion coronavirus response package with multiple provisions for transparency and oversight. The money has flowed, but those accountability provisions are off to a slow start.

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Secret Recording Reveals NRA's Legal Troubles Have Cost The Organization $100 Million

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The CEO of the National Rifle Association says legal troubles have cost the powerful gun rights group $100 million, according to a recording of the group's board meeting obtained by NPR.

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Who Is Watching Over Coronavirus Bailout Spending?

Sunday, April 19, 2020

As trillions of dollars begin to flow to bail out American industries, who's watching over it? We speak with Bharat Ramamurti, the first to be named to the Congressional Oversight Commission.

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Sen. Richard Burr's Pre-Pandemic Stock Sell-Offs Highly Unusual, Analysis Shows

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The recent stock sales by the North Carolina Republican were a market-beating anomaly that didn't match his typically middling trading history, according to a new Dartmouth College analysis.

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Trump's Promises Remain Largely Unfulfilled A Month After Emergency Declaration

Monday, April 13, 2020

One month after President Trump declared a national emergency, an NPR investigation finds that the White House has fulfilled few of the promises it made to fight the coronavirus.

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A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.

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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several inspectors general.

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Justice Department Looking Into Senator's Stock Sell-Off

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold off a large amount of stocks before the coronavirus market crash. The FBI will assess whether he was motivated by nonpublic information.

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$2 Trillion Coronavirus Package Has Built-In Accountability Steps

Friday, March 27, 2020

The House votes Friday on the $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package. The bill creates an accountability committee to conduct investigations and audits of where the funds are being used.

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Sen. Richard Burr Faces Lawsuit Over Timing Of Stock Sale

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A lawsuit has been filed accusing Sen. Burr of improperly profiting from insider knowledge. Legislation is being introduced in the House that would ban lawmakers from trading any individual stocks.

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Sen. Richard Burr Calls For Senate Ethics Committee To Review His Finances

Friday, March 20, 2020

A day after NPR reporting led to further reporting on possible financial impropriety, Sen. Richard Burr called for the Senate Ethics Committee to conduct a complete review — of himself.

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ProPublica: Sen. Burr Dumped Stock After Calming Public About Coronavirus

Friday, March 20, 2020

Sen. Richard Burr warned some constituents to prepare for COVID-19's dire effects, according to a recording obtained by NPR. ProPublica reports Burr unloaded stock before the market volatility.

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Senate Intel Chair Sounded Coronavirus Alarm Weeks Ago In Private Meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In a secret recording, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr issued a dire warning about the coronavirus to a private audience three weeks ago. He has not been so frank in public.

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Weeks Before Virus Panic, Intelligence Chairman Privately Raised Alarm, Sold Stocks

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sen. Richard Burr issued a warning at a private event weeks ago to prepare for dire effects from the coronavirus, going further than his more public comments, according to a recording obtained by NPR.

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Tech Companies Aim To Stop COVID-19 Disinformation

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus is not just a medical epidemic. The World Health Organization says fake news about the virus is spreading faster than the disease. Tech companies attempting to control disinformation.

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Syrian Defector To Testify Before Senate Panel About Regime's Atrocities

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An ex-Syrian military photographer code named Ceasar is to testify Wednesday before a U.S. Senate panel. He'll present evidence he smuggled out of Syria that he says documents Assad regime atrocities.

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How Russia Is Trying To Boost Bernie Sanders' Campaign

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Sen. Sanders says he was briefed by the intelligence community about Russia's efforts to aid his campaign, which has gotten more positive support from Russian media than other Democratic candidates.

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