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Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker

on October 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The article profiles an oceanographer with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue division who was deemed non-essential during the last partial government shutdown.

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12 Budget Cruising Tips for Feds

By on October 20, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
12 Budget Cruising Tips for Feds

These are some money saving tips for federal employees who may be considering a cruise for their next vacation.

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Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

on October 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues.

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DC Climate Change Protests Get Congress’ Attention

By on October 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
DC Climate Change Protests Get Congress’ Attention

Protests held recently in Washington, DC that caused traffic disruptions have led one lawmaker to address future demonstrations.

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Christmas Comes in September for Federal Contractors

on October 2, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Federal agencies engage in a massive "use or lose" spending spree at the end of the government's fiscal year each year. The author outlines some of what he says were the most wasteful examples of spending of this phenomenon.

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Trump Signs Bill to Avoid Another Shutdown

on September 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill Friday to avoid another government shutdown.

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Feds Rush to Spend 20% of $500 Billion in One Month in ‘Use It Or Lose It’ Spending Spree

on September 24, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Federal agencies have shelled out tens of millions of dollars on cars, movie cameras and other items in a contract spending spree that happens across government at the end of every fiscal year.

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Climate Protestors Snarl DC Traffic

on September 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Climate change activists demonstrating in Washingon blocked intersections and snarled morning-commute traffic across Washington, D.C. today.

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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

A new Senate report attempts to compile the total costs of recent partial government shutdowns.

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Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

The author offers an analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to expand Social Security.

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