AFGE Wants $10.10 Minimum Wage For More Federal Workers

July 27, 2014 4:03 PM Comments

President Obama used his pen and phone to raise the minimum wage for new federal contractors, but a federal workers’ union isn’t satisfied.

Feds Test How Stoned Is Too Stoned To Drive

July 27, 2014 3:56 PM Comments

Federal scientists used a small group of volunteers who spent much of the last year getting drunk and stoned on marijuana furnished by the federal government before getting behind the wheel to determine how it affects drivers.

Household Net Worth Declining

July 26, 2014 11:02 AM Comments

Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been getting poorer, too.

Some in CIA Torture Report Denied a Chance to Read It

July 26, 2014 10:50 AM Comments

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

GOP Fights Plan to Bring More Illegals to Military Bases

July 26, 2014 10:49 AM Comments

Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over a newly announced plan to expand the use of U.S. military bases to house illegal immigrant children, warning that it will put a strain on troops and threaten military readiness.

VA Reform Talks Resume

July 25, 2014 6:39 PM Comments

Negotiations to craft a reform bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs picked back up on Friday after suffering an embarrassing public setback just a day before.

USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

July 25, 2014 4:08 PM Comments

A Postal Service employee in St. Louis complained about a potential safety hazard in one of the agency’s facilities: According to a recently filed lawsuit, his managers at the USPS responded by accusing him of being a terrorist.

‘Do Nothing’ Congress Faces Urgent ‘To Do’ List

July 25, 2014 4:06 PM Comments

Congress faces increasing pressure and a tight deadline to act on legislation considered “must pass,” but partisan divisions and election year politics could send lawmakers home empty-handed.

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