Senator Probes Her Own Office’s Bungling on VA Care

February 26, 2015 12:37 PM Comments

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., says she has begun a comprehensive review of why her office failed to act on reports of excessive prescriptions of opiates to veterans at a VA medical center where a veteran died of an overdose last summer.

Senate Panel Approves AG Nominee Lynch

February 26, 2015 12:36 PM Comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, overcoming Republican objections to her support of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Is the FCC Lawless?

February 26, 2015 10:04 AM Comments

This Thursday, Feb. 26, will be a fateful day for the future of the Internet. The author says that he believes the impending vote at the FCC is one of the agency’s most misguided.

‘Consequences’ for ICE Officials Who Don’t Follow Executive Amnesty

February 26, 2015 9:16 AM Comments

According to President Obama, “If somebody’s working for ICE … and they don’t follow the policy, there’s going to be consequences to it.”

Four Benefits To Moving Money To The Federal Thrift Savings Plan

February 26, 2015 8:15 AM Comments

Many years ago, I briefly worked for the federal government and contributed to the Thrift Savings Plan. After I left the federal government, I never cashed this in. So the account is still active, although the balance is very small. Should I transfer my other retirement funds into the TSP?

Historic Vote Set For Internet Rules

February 26, 2015 8:12 AM Comments

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to issue regulations to reclassify broadband Internet service so it can be treated similarly to a utility, like traditional phone service.

Homeland Funding Fight Shows GOP Leaders’ Diverging Interests

February 26, 2015 8:09 AM Comments

The fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security has put the odd-couple relationship between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on display.

Senate Edges Away From DHS Shutdown

February 26, 2015 8:07 AM Comments

Congress appeared to step back from the brink of a partial government shutdown Wednesday as the Senate voted overwhelmingly to move forward with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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