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Mom Spends $25K on Son's Prom, Complete With Camel

Philly senior's mom also arranged for 3 tons of sand, luxury cars to lend Dubai feel to day

(Newser) - A Philly high school senior is describing his prom as "epic," which is probably still an understatement considering what his mom forked out for it. WTXF reports that Saudia Shuler had originally wanted to send son Johnny Eden Jr. to Dubai as a graduation gift, but serious health... More »

Wounded Warrior Fires CEO Over Misspending Mess

Amid accusations of wasteful expenditures, COO now gone, too

(Newser) - The board of Wounded Warrior Project, one of the nation's largest veteran support groups, has fired two top officials amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending , the AP reports. According to a statement released late Thursday on behalf of the group, CEO Steve Nardizzi and COO Al... More »

Ex-Staffers: Wounded Warriors Squanders Millions

Charity funds lavish parties, retreats for workers: report

(Newser) - Donated to the Wounded Warrior Project? You might've helped fund lavish parties for employees rather than veterans in need. A two-part CBS News investigation, based on interviews with more than 40 former employees, finds millions in Wounded Warrior donations have been wasted. "Their mission is to honor and... More »

College Presidents Live in 'Fantasy World' of Perks

Illinois report says taxpayers are getting ripped off

(Newser) - Country club memberships, car allowances, and huge severance packages may sound like fringe benefits a Wall Street investment banker would enjoy, but in this case it's describing the lifestyles of community college and university presidents in Illinois. A state Senate panel report obtained by the Chicago Tribune says these... More »

Jeb Bush's Wife: Very Low-Key, Lavish Taste

Columba Bush loves charity work, needlepoint, and expensive jewelry: reports

(Newser) - In 1989, the wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told the Miami Herald, "I'm not a political person. At home, we're a common, ordinary couple," per the New York Times . By most accounts, Columba Bush is deeply private, painting and doing needlepoint, eating plain fare... More »

Sin City Seethes Over 2nd Obama Diss

Vegas defenders: This time sorry isn't good enough

(Newser) - When President Obama said yesterday that families saving for college shouldn't blow money in Vegas, it was the second time he'd singled out Sin City as an example of excessive spending—and his words came as salt in the wounds of a tourism-dependent city hit hard by the recession. "... More »

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