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Analysis: National Guard has 'earned seat' at Joint Chiefs of Staff table

Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the former adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, who now serves as the president of the National Guard Association of the United States joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why the National Guard should be included in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate is set to take up the issue this week.

Tags: Senate , Joint Chiefs of Staff , National Guard , Martin Dempsey , Federal Drive , Gus Hargett , NGAUS

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:17pm EST
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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 8, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: veterans , Commerce Department , Interior Department , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:32am EST

Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate , DoD , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Proposal to cut federal workforce raises concerns

Some call the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's approval of a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce is a political statement. Others worry it portends cuts in federal pay, benefits or jobs. Federal employees' groups have stepped up lobbying efforts.

Tags: Dennis Ross , Jim Cooper , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jessica Klement , FMA , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , workforce , Robert Tobias , American University , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:29am EST
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Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , House of Representatives , DoD , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , Pentagon , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Senate Armed Services Committee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

DHS faces subpoena from House judiciary chairman

ouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith issued a subpoena Friday to force the Department of Homeland Security to turn over records about illegal immigrants identified but not detained or removed by federal authorities

Tags: Senate , illegal immigration , House Judiciary Committee , Lamar Smith

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:33pm EDT
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