Near Fed Majority Backs June Liftoff Yellen Hasn’t Yet Endorsed

March 2, 2015 8:56 AM Comments

Janet Yellen’s premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn’t yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike.

Federal Judge Orders USPS to Pay Employee $229K in Damages for Whistleblower Retaliation

March 2, 2015 8:46 AM Comments

A court found that a Postal Service employee is entitled to $229,228 in damages. The ruling also requires the Postal Service to promote him to the same pay rate he would have now, had he not been denied a promotion.

Why a DHS Shutdown Won’t Stop Obama’s Immigration Orders

March 2, 2015 8:43 AM Comments

Republicans have virtually no chance of forcing Obama to roll back his immigration plans, which would shield an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Here are a few reasons why.

Navigating the Federal Jobs Maze

March 2, 2015 8:42 AM Comments

Job applicants often find the announcements baffling, uncertain of what the actual requirements are or how to respond. Openings are often advertised for a scant few days, but then weeks or even months pass without job seekers getting any response.

Reports of Possible Deal On DHS Funding Reignites Chatter About Boehner Ouster

March 1, 2015 10:25 AM Comments

Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.

New Secret Service Head: We’re Working To Rebuild Trust

March 1, 2015 10:24 AM Comments

The new director of the Secret Service says his agency is working to “regain the trust” of the public after a series of security breaches.

NSA Spying to Continue for Now

February 28, 2015 8:14 AM Comments

Mass surveillance will continue for now, but is set to expire on June 1—unless Congress acts.

Congress Approves 1 Week DHS Funding Extension

February 27, 2015 10:08 PM Comments

Congress passed a one-week stopgap funding measure late Friday to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at midnight, sending the bill on to President Obama for his expected signature.

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