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White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown The White House began taking steps Friday to prepare federal agencies for a possible government shutdown at the end of next week.

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IRS Chief Hasn’t Escaped Impeachment Yet

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The fate of embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is likely to remain up in the air until at least November, as the divided Republican Party continues to debate what to do next following his impeachment hearing last week.

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DOJ Attorney Caught Having Sex on a Train

  on September 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Department of Justice trial attorney was arrested for having sex on a train and assaulting an officer, according to an agency watchdog.

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House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber

  on September 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber The House unanimously passed legislation on Thursday that would require the General Services Administration (GSA) to issue regulations clarifying that federal workers should be reimbursed for using transportation services like Uber and Lyft – or any similar technology that emerges in the future.

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Congress Moves To Block ‘Victory Tax’ On Olympic Athletes

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A bill moving forward in Congress would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians.

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New Sexual Misconduct Claims Hit Yosemite, Yellowstone In Widening Park Service Scandal

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Complaints of sexual harassment in the National Park Service have spread to Yosemite and Yellowstone, two of the crown jewels in the system, lawmakers disclosed Thursday as they berated a top agency manager for failing to punish wrongdoers.

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Why is it So Hard for Americans to Save Money?

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Despite an improving economy, Americans still have trouble saving — a shocking number of adults have less than $1,000 in a savings account, even when their incomes are more than $150,000.

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White House Staffer’s Email Hacked

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Staffer’s Email Hacked The email of a White House staff member has been hacked revealing detailed schedules for members of the Secret Service, the First Lady and Vice President Joe Biden.

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VA Warned Repeatedly About Cost Overruns of $1.7 Billion Aurora Hospital

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Cost overruns of more than $1 billion at the Veterans Affairs hospital under construction in Aurora, Colorado were the fault of agency officials who ignored repeated warnings about its price and went ahead with plans to build a medical campus that one consultant compared to a shopping mall, according to an investigation made public Wednesday.

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Federal Cyber Incidents Jump 1,300% In 10 Years

  on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies jumped more than 1,300 percent, from 5,503 to 77,183, over the 10 years through fiscal 2015.

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