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.

Everyone at the Secret Service Wants To Know Who’s Leaking Damaging Stories To The Washington Post

March 26, 2015 1:03 PM Comments

With scrutiny at the Secret Service mounting, the normally tight-lipped agency is now consumed by an intense, high-level guessing game over who was motivated to leak information to the Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who first reported many of these allegations.

Lawmakers Target Official Time

March 26, 2015 11:50 AM Comments

One Congressman argues that official time has gotten out of control, and he’s pushing new legislation to change it.

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