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DHS Illegally Hired Obama Supporters, OSC Charges

Thursday April 24, 2014

Two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials acted illegally when they hired three people whose main qualifications were working on President Obama's 2008 campaign, alleges the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Read More...

Sens. Challenge Fed's Marijuana Advice to Banks

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Two influential U.S. Senators have challenged the Treasury Department's authority to advise U.S. banks on how they could serve marijuana-related businesses, while doing so might still violate federal laws. Read More...

Veterans Happy With VA Hospitals, Survey Says

Tuesday April 22, 2014

U.S. veterans rate the quality of care they get in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals as good as or better on average than in private-sector hospitals, according to a major national customer-satisfaction survey. Read More...

Treasury Helping Fake IRS Scam Victims

Monday April 21, 2014

The Treasury Department wants to help the "thousands of victims" it says have already lost more than $1 million in the "fake threats from the IRS" scam called the "largest ever" of its kind by a Treasury inspector general. Read More...

Time to Pay Congress More? Nope

Friday April 18, 2014

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D- Virginia) thought it was high-time members of Congress got paid more, but on April 2, a top congressional committee told him he was thinking wrong. Read More...

How to Close the Gender Pay Gap? Hire More Feds

Thursday April 17, 2014

If President Obama really wants to close the pay gap between men and women, he should replace government contract workers with regular federal employees, according to the largest union representing federal employees. Read More...

Older US Women May Face Financial Risk: GAO

Wednesday April 16, 2014

As the percentage of the U.S. population that is married continues to decline, so do the chances of remaining financially secure in their "golden" years for many American women, according to the Government Accountability Office. [Learn more...]

Also See: More Unmarried Parents Choosing to Live Together

You Are Not a Jerk, But

Tuesday April 15, 2014

You may have been jerked around by Jerk.com, a social media website that labeled millions of people a "jerk," then tried to charge them money to improve their image, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Read More...

Congress Is Breaking Again

Monday April 14, 2014

Easter is next Sunday, April 20, and while most Americans who observe it will spend a day or two at most doing so, the entire U.S. Congress began its annual Easter break on April 10 and won't get back to doing "the peoples' work" until April 28. Read More...

State Dept. Lost Track of $6 Billion

Friday April 11, 2014

The U.S. State Department is unable to properly account for $6 billion spent on third-party contracts over the last six years, according to the agency's office of inspector general (OIG). Read More...

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