Ali Meyer is a Multimedia Reporter with CNS News, covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud and abuse which have appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report. Prior to CNSNews.com, she was an investigative reporter intern with the Heritage Foundation and Pacific Research Institute where her work appeared in publications like the San Francisco Examiner and on Heritage’s rapid-response blog, The Foundry.

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May 29, 2015, 9:48 AM EDT
The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter of 2015 as real gross domestic product (GDP) declined at an annual rate of 0.7 percent, according to the Obama administration’s second look at the numbers.
May 28, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz died in Afghanistan on May 24, 2015, representing the second service member to die in Afghanistan since the combat mission there officially ended, according to the Department of Defense (DOD).
May 22, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) called for a national ban on the use of tanning devices, which she described as “essentially carcinogen delivery systems,” by those under 18, on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol.
May 22, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT
Sixty-one percent of likely voters in the United States say they do not trust the political news they are getting, according to a recent national Rasmussen survey. In addition, 59 percent said coverage of the 2016 presidential race will be slanted, and 46 percent said ABC’s George Stephanopoulos should be banned from any presidential campaign coverage because of the donations he made to the Clinton Foundation. 
May 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) (AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye announced a $1 million grant program for pool safety awareness at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday.
May 20, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT
The federal government food stamp program benefit is “too low,” Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) said during a House Committee on Agriculture hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. According to the Department of Agriculture, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program cost $74,137,240,000 in 2014.
May 19, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
During the six years that President Obama has held office, the number and cost of regulations has continued to climb, with the issuance of 184 major rules estimated to cost $80 billion annually, according to the Heritage Foundation’s Red Tape Rising report.
May 15, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday that “Iraq is the biggest disaster in American history.”
May 15, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT
The number of beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, declined from 46,028,930 in January to 45,682,474 in February, but it still outnumbers the population of Kenya.
May 14, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT
 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) was critical of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, saying that “our food system today is broken” and that “the TPP will make matters even worse.”
May 13, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) - The cost of earmarks totaled $4,200,000,000 in fiscal year 2015, which was up 56 percent from the previous year, according to Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) 2015 Congressional Pig Book.
May 13, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was critical of so-called trickle down economics, saying that it “cut the heart out of America’s middle class” at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
May 12, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,891,601,000,000 for the first seven months of the fiscal year this April, but the federal government still ran a $282,766,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.
May 11, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
Forty-five percent of American mothers in their twenties have never been married, according to data that the Census Bureau released leading into the Mother’s Day weekend.
May 8, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
A record 56,167,000 women, age 16 years and over, were not in the labor force in April, as the labor force participation rate for this group hit 56.6 percent -- a 27-year low, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
May 8, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT
The unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 percent in March to 5.4 percent in April even as the number of people in the labor force increased from 156,906,000 to 157,072,000 and the labor force participation rate increased from 62.7 percent to 62.8 percent.
May 7, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was critical of the amount of regulations coming out of the federal government, saying that, “as hard as it is to pass a law, it’s almost harder to end one, during the American Action Forum event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
May 6, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled legislation at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday that would break up any ‘too big to fail’ institutions and reorganize them to avoid taxpayer bailouts.
May 4, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT
Thirty-eight police officers have been killed in the line of duty since the beginning of 2015, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). 
April 30, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT
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