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Is That the SSA Calling You?

By on November 2, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Is That the SSA Calling You?

A recent nationwide phone scam is using the reputation of the Social Security Administration to try to bait people into giving out personal information.

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Government Will Issue Over $1 Trillion in New Debt This Year

on October 30, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The federal government will issue $1.34 trillion in new debt during 2018, according to a new Treasury Department projection.

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Package Investigation Puts Spotlight On Postal Service Screening

on October 26, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
With the news of potentially explosive devices that were sent to critics of President Trump, it has led to questions about how the Postal Service screens packages for suspicious or dangerous materials.

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DOJ Asks for Delay of Trial Over Census Citizenship Question

on October 24, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to postpone the trial scheduled for next month over challenges brought by lawsuits challenging the decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

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Should DOT Regulate ‘Emotional Support Animals’?

By on October 21, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Should DOT Regulate ‘Emotional Support Animals’?

More people are bringing untrained pets into public for “emotional support,” but it’s leading to problems and more calls for regulation.

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Treasury Employee Arrested on Accusations of Leaking Media Secret Information About Suspicious Financial Transactions

on October 17, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A federal employee with the Treasury Department has been arrested on charges that she leaked to BuzzFeed News multiple reports about suspicious financial transactions involving ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, law-enforcement officials said.

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Federal Deficit Expands to $779 billion in FY 2018

on October 15, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The U.S. federal budget deficit rose in fiscal 2018 to the highest level in six years as government spending climbed in areas such as interest on outstanding debt and Social Security according to a statement from the Treasury Department released Monday.

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NARFE Elects a New National President

By on October 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
NARFE Elects a New National President

NARFE recently elected a new national president. These are some of the issues on which he campaigned and wants to focus.

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TSA Agent Saves Man Having a Heart Attack

on October 1, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Milwaukee TSA agent is being hailed as a hero after saving a man's life last week.

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Government Shutdown Averted

on September 28, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
After President Trump signed a short term spending bill today, the threat of a partial government shutdown is off of the table, for now.

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