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Shutdown Threat Off the Table

on March 23, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump has signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite an earlier veto threat, thus eliminating the possibility of another shutdown at the end of the week.

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OSC Says Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act Twice

By on March 6, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
OSC Says Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act Twice

The Office of Special Counsel has concluded that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act in her capacity as a federal employee.

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Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?

By on February 25, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?

A recent report from the Tax Foundation breaks down which states’ budgets benefit the most (and least) from federal aid.

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How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump in His First Year?

By on February 20, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump in His First Year?

How do federal employees and retirees rate President Trump’s performance after his first year? How does his rating compare to President Obama at the same point?

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Congress Passes Bill in Vote to End Brief Overnight Shutdown

By on February 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Congress Passes Bill in Vote to End Brief Overnight Shutdown

A brief government shutdown ensued overnight, but quickly came to an end after Congress reached an agreement early this morning.

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White House Relaunches Petition Website

By on February 5, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Relaunches Petition Website

The White House has relaunched its popular We the People petitions website after it was briefly offline for maintenance.

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How Do You Rate President Trump’s Performance After His First Year?

By on January 31, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Do You Rate President Trump’s Performance After His First Year?

How do you rate President Trump’s performance after the first year?

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A Brief History of Government Shutdowns

By on January 20, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Brief History of Government Shutdowns

There have been a series of short government shutdowns that often lasted over a weekend. Here is a listing of shutdowns, including the most significant ones.

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Congress Avoids Another Shutdown, For Now

By on December 21, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Congress Avoids Another Shutdown, For Now

Congress has passed yet another temporary stopgap measure to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of the week.

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Congress Avoids Shutdown, for Now

By on December 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Congress Avoids Shutdown, for Now

With passage of a temporary spending bill, Congress has averted a shutdown, at least for another couple of weeks.

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