How Easy Is It To Sue The Federal Government?

November 26, 2015 7:20 PM Comments

The House next week will pass legislation aimed at ensuring people without vast financial resources can afford to sue the federal government.

Chinese, Others Hack Interior Data 19 Times

November 26, 2015 12:52 PM Comments

Foreign intelligence agents and other hackers attacked Interior Department networks 19 times in recent years, before walking away from keyboards with unknown amounts of stolen data, according to agency inspectors.

U.S. Inquiry Finds Agency Chief Violated Rules

November 26, 2015 12:51 PM Comments

An obscure federal agency that employed a registered federal lobbyist as its executive director, and paid him a salary of more than $100,000 for his part-time work, violated federal contracting rules, according to a report sent to President Obama on Tuesday from the government’s special ethics office.

Rogersville Couple Receives Bill 7 Years After Cancelling Policy

November 26, 2015 3:33 PM Comments

A retired Postal worker was surprised to receive a bill from his former health insurance company claiming he and his wife owed money for medication filled seven years ago.

Security Policies Limit ‘Insider Threat’ At Airports, TSA Says

November 26, 2015 12:18 PM Comments

The Transportation Security Administration says airport and airline workers pose an “insider threat” to planes flying domestically, but physically screening the workers every time they go into secure areas would be too costly and wouldn’t erase the threat.

Lawmaker Voices Concern Over Paid Leave With Federal Worker Misconduct Investigations

November 26, 2015 12:15 PM Comments

Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars and getting nothing in return – which has left some lawmakers to question a system that pays federal workers to stay at home while under investigation for misconduct.

Investigators Arrest Postal Employee For Shooting Up in His Truck

November 26, 2015 12:16 PM Comments

A Postal employee has been arrested after he was found in his truck with heroin and meth, plus drug paraphernalia.

Obama Grants Reprieve To Turkeys ‘Honest’ And ‘Abe’

November 26, 2015 12:22 PM Comments

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

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