Tag: Current Events

SF Postal Police to the Rescue

Filed in News by on August 25, 2014

San Francisco Postal Police Officers Raymond Tam and Harry Leung were providing security at a USPS booth during the city’s Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival, attended by thousands of people, when they noticed a five-year-old girl standing alone next to the booth.

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DoD Violated Laws in Swap of Taliban for U.S. Army Sergeant

Filed in News by on August 21, 2014

According to the GAO, the Department of Defense violated the law when it transferred five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar for the return of an American Army sergeant.

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IRS Income Data a Poor Measure of Inequality

Filed in News by on August 21, 2014

A new report from the Tax Foundation says that using IRS income data to measure overall financial health is a mistake.

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Keen Attention Helps Elderly Man

Filed in News by on August 18, 2014

San Francisco District Letter Carrier Richard Cairo was delivering mail when he noticed several irregularities in the normal schedule of an elderly customer and ultimately decided to call the police.

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These Highly Paid Federal Employees Reportedly Unhappy and Seeking Union Representation

Filed in News by on July 28, 2014

A union has filed a petition to represent employees at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Average salary at the agency is $145,610 but employees are reportedly unhappy in the belief that their salaries have been lagging behind other agencies such as the FDIC and the SEC. How do their salaries compare to these two agencies and to federal employees in other agencies?

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IRS Employees Suspended for Pro-Obama Activities

Filed in News by on July 10, 2014

The IRS appears to have had numerous problems with employees campaigning for Barack Obama during the last presidential election–and most of the cases are below the public’s radar.

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Did the IRS Purposely Destroy Email on Targeting of Conservative Groups?

Filed in News by on July 2, 2014

Does the public think that the Internal Revenue Service purposely destroyed email regarding the targeting of conservative groups? What do you think? Express your opinion in this survey.

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Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Practice for Public Employees

Filed in News by on June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee unions cannot automatically deduct money from the checks of bargaining unit employees who do not choose to become a union member.

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