The federal government spent more than $775 million over three years on salaries for workers put on administrative leave.
Department of Energy Contractors Refuse To Turn Over Documents In Firing of Nuclear-Waste Whistleblower
Two federal contractors developing a treatment plant for radioactive waste have refused to hand over records related to the firing of a whistleblower who raised safety concerns, according to a government watchdog agency.
The author says that while the American public gets a very negative perception of Washington D.C., and our federal government in the media, it is important to remember that they are only seeing the hardcore political side — with all of its mudslinging, election and poll-driven sound bytes, and partisan discord.
The volatility in stock markets isn’t likely to derail the Federal Reserve’s plans to end its two-year-old program of bond purchases next week, according to two influential officials.
A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
In Washington, the revolving door between government service and more lucrative ventures is common, if not expected. However, having one foot in each has raised questions for the National Security Agency, which has launched an internal review of one senior official who was recruited by former NSA director Keith Alexander to work for his new—and very lucrative—cybersecurity private venture.
The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 460 points at one point Wednesday, but pared most of those losses by the end of the trading day. On Friday, it surged 263 points. The difference between the Dow’s high and the low for the week was the largest in nearly three years.
U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans’ jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.