Does the U.S. Postal Service Have An Unfair Competitive Advantage?

March 27, 2015 8:47 AM Comments

Special treatment from federal, state and local governments has given the U.S. Postal Service an unfair advantage over private-sector competitors such as the United Parcel Service and FedEx, according to an economic analysis released this week.

DEA Agents Also Arranged For Hookers For Secret Service

March 27, 2015 8:47 AM Comments

Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Colombia who allegedly engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels also arranged for paid sex for at least two Secret Service agents traveling to the country to protect President Obama in 2012.

Republican-Controlled Senate Approves Budget Plan

March 27, 2015 8:46 AM Comments

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-46 along party lines early Friday morning to advance the first Republican budget in nearly a decade.

Bill Would Require Senate To Confirm Secret Service Head

March 27, 2015 8:41 AM Comments

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to give Congress more power to help select the director of the Secret Service by requiring any nominee for the post to be confirmed by the Senate.

High-Ranking BLM Official Convicted In Montana of Fraud And Theft

March 27, 2015 8:37 AM Comments

The former state director of the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States Region, which is responsible for management of public lands and resources under the BLM in 31 States east of and bordering the Mississippi River, was convicted of fraud and theft by a federal jury in Great Falls on Wednesday.

DHS Secretary Says Mayorkas Will Keep His Job Amid Immigration Flap

March 26, 2015 3:01 PM Comments

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he won’t fire his deputy despite a scathing internal report that found Alejandro Mayorkas helped several high-profile Democrats get better treatment from an immigration agency.

Why Rep. Rice Is Wrong About Pegging Feds’ Pay To Economic Growth

March 26, 2015 1:53 PM Comments

Rep. Tom Rice caused a stir in early March when he called for linking salaries of federal employees to the country’s economic growth rate. The author says that this is a bad idea.

Federal Taxes Hit Record: $1,185,613,000,000

March 26, 2015 1:04 PM Comments

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,185,613,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2015, but the federal government still ran a $386,537,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.

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