Barack O-boring
1| State of the Union snoozefest
The details: President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address during which he didn't mention the national debt once, all the while defending Obamacare and economic stimulus, and proposing new spending.

More waivers
2| 700 waivers for Obamacare
The details: New numbers from the Department of Health and Human Services reveal that by late December, a total of 729 waivers were granted exempting organizations from portions of Obamacare up from 222 in October. Forty percent of those exempted are unions.

Oil spill scam
3| Fraudulent claims for BP money
The details: The $20 billion victim's compensation fund for BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received 7,575 potentially fraudulent claims according to its administrator, Kenneth Feinberg.

Missing link
4| Six months investigating sausage theft
The details: Waterfront Commission investigators in New Jersey interviewed 80 witnesses during a six-month probe for the theft of a $2 bottle of iced tea and a 50-cent piece of sausage, long after the suspect confessed. The victim didn't press charges.

Wasting aid
5| HUD loses millions in waste
The details: sausage, despite the offender's confession.

The details: ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity report waste and fraud in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including an official's embezzlement of $900,000 and $500,000 spent by another on parties featuring belly dancers.