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Government News

Social Security extends hours at field offices

The Social Security Administration says a budget increase this year will allow it to keep field offices open an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March.

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:30pm EST

Medicare adds star ratings for dialysis center comparison

Medicare adds online star ratings to help patients compare dialysis center quality information

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:30pm EST

US Sen. Warren to file bill targeting top drug companies

US Sen. Warren to file bill that would fund research by targeting pharmaceutical companies

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:20pm EST

AP sources: US not sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen

AP sources: US declines to send Gitmo detainees to Yemen, complicating Obama's goal of closure

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:02pm EST

Ex-postal worker says he 'got lazy,' failed to deliver mail

Former US Postal Service worker in Oregon admits he 'just got lazy,' failed to deliver mail

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:00pm EST

State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

State of Indian Nations: Leader calls on government to honor commitment to tribes, reform laws

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:39pm EST

Lew says Congress should turn efforts toward business taxes

Treasury secretary: Congress should focus on simplifying business taxes, not tax law overhaul

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:20pm EST

Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Hagel disputes Iraq prime minister's weapons, training complaints; says remarks aren't helpful

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:50pm EST

House education panel head endorses annual student testing

House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:33pm EST

Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

Pregnant? A smoker? Govt health insurance website sharing personal data with private companies

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:22pm EST

Pelosi: Boehner invite to Netanyahu inappropriate

Pelosi says Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu is inappropriate, unhelpful to Iran talks

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:10pm EST

Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: With hidden camera, campaign finance protesters disrupt Supreme Court

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 02:30pm EST

Mother: Aid-in-dying bill carries Brittany Maynard's legacy

Brittany Maynard's mother calls for California aid-in-dying bill to continue daughter's legacy

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 02:10pm EST

Justice Dept. faulted for agents' off-duty conduct abroad

Watchdog report says Justice Dept. lacks clear rules for off-duty conduct of overseas agents

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 12:50pm EST

Israeli premier accepts Boehner invite to speak to Congress

Israeli premier accepts Boehner invitation to speak to Congress in March

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 12:30pm EST

European Central Bank stimulus faces hurdles compared to Fed

Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 12:08pm EST

AP source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

AP source: FBI completes federal civil rights probe of Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 11:34am EST

House committee passes border security bill

House Homeland Security Committee passes border security bill as GOP moves immigration agenda

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:40am EST

Senate says climate change real, but doesn't agree on cause

Senate Republicans back measure saying climate change real, but don't agree humans to blame

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:40am EST
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