Chaffetz Lays Out Different Direction for Oversight

December 17, 2014 8:27 AM Comments

Chaffetz also said Oversight will tackle the Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. Postal Service overhaul and Obamacare oversight.

IRS Phone Service Lags Due to Budget Cuts

December 17, 2014 8:25 AM Comments

The Internal Revenue Service received fewer phone calls from taxpayers this year than in recent years, according to a new government report, but the percentage of callers seeking help who received it remained low while wait times remained high compared to prior years.

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Into Law

December 17, 2014 8:18 AM Comments

President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law Tuesday night, keeping most of the federal government open through next September but the Department of Homeland Security only through February.

Federal Employees Less Engaged in Jobs Than Private Sector Workers

December 16, 2014 9:32 PM Comments

On average, 27% of federal government employees are engaged in their jobs in 2014, compared with 31% of all other workers in the U.S. according to a Gallup poll. This lack of engagement is costing the federal government an estimated $18 billion in lost productivity annually.

Lawmakers Blast Social Security For Targeting Family Members To Collect Old Debts

December 16, 2014 5:09 PM Comments

Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday blasted the Social Security Administration for its continued targeting of taxpayers to collect on their parents’ decades-old debts, a practice that the agency promised to stop more than eight months ago.

HHS: 2.5 Million Obamacare Signups

December 16, 2014 5:07 PM Comments

Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the website was working well.

Senate Confirms ICE Head

December 16, 2014 5:03 PM Comments

The Senate confirmed a top Obama administration immigration official on Tuesday with near-unanimous GOP opposition.

I’m 59 and Divorced – When Can I Retire?

December 16, 2014 7:55 AM Comments

A financial planner analyzes a woman’s situation who wants to know when she can retire based on the amount of her personal savings and goals.

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