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White House Says Social Security Numbers Need to Go

on October 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach.

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2017 Sammies Winners Announced

By on September 22, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Who are the recipients of this year’s Sammies awards? The winners have been announced along with the official ceremony date.

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Lawmakers Want to Provide Free Credit Freezes for All Consumers

By on September 15, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Provide Free Credit Freezes for All Consumers

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to make credit freezes free to consumers.

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House Votes to Fund Government Through Dec. 8

on September 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The House has approved a $15.25 billion disaster package and to raise the federal borrowing limit and keep the government open until Dec. 8.    

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Trump Cuts Deal With Dems on Debt Ceiling, Government Funding

on September 6, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump struck a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Charles E. Schumer at a White House meeting regarding debt ceiling and short-term funding bill for federal government.

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Shut it Down (For Real)?

By on September 6, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shut it Down (For Real)?

Does the entire government really shutdown during a government shutdown? The author explains what really happens.

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FBI Arrests Chinese National Linked to OPM Data Breach

on August 25, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The FBI has arrested a Chinese national in conjunction with the data breaches that exposed the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees.

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NARFE Decides Not To Hold Referendum On Extending Current President’s Term

By on July 23, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

NARFE’s National Executive Board has decided not to hold a referendum on whether or not to allow an extension of the current president’s term.

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Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

By on July 18, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

Proposed legislation would allow states to tailor foreign worker visa programs to suit their needs rather than the federal government.

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Fugitive Lawyer Sentenced for His Role in $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme

By on July 17, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Fugitive Lawyer Sentenced for His Role in $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme

A federal disability lawyer, who is currently a fugitive, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a massive Social Security fraud scheme.

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