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Senatorial Darwinism changes your job

Senate departures "will leave the chamber with a deficit of 232 years of legislative know-how and Washington gravitas that has characterized Capitol Hill for a generation."

Tags: David Drucker , Roll Call , brain drain

Monday - 03/08/2010, 09:40am EST
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The U.S. is warned

Turkey has sent a strong warning to the U.S. that relations the United States will suffer if Congress votes this week to label a World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. This isn't the first time the issues has flared up. In 2007, Ankara recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations after a similar bill was approved. Turkey accepts that many Christian Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks but denies that 1.5 million died and they don't call the the killings genocide.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Turkey ,

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 12:50pm EST

Racism in the Military

Researchers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., have asked Congress to investigate possible racial extremism in the military, after finding U.S. service members participating on a social networking site advertised as being for white people only. According the the Associated Press, the organization says it identified about 40 personal profiles of people who list the military as their occupation on the Web site called New Saxon. The site, run by the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement, describes itself as an "online community for whites by whites."

Tags: technology , pentagon , Southern Poverty Law Center , National Socialist Movement

Monday - 07/13/2009, 12:26pm EDT

Do something

Voters are getting very, very angry.

Tags: Barlow Herget , Barack Obama , healthcare reform

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 10:56am EST

White House cuts federal pay raise

Letter to Congress details decision to lower 2010 pay raise by 0.4 percent. President Obama cites national emergency as reason for decrease.

Tags: pay and benefits , President Obama , White House , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , pay raise , General Schedule system

Monday - 08/31/2009, 07:11pm EDT

Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Tags: hiring reform , workforce , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , John Sarbanes , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Kamarck , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , budget , House , Senate , Erik Wasson , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: budget , House , FEMA , Senate , Dick Durbin , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT

Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tags: continuing resolution , USPS , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , budget , Emily Kopp , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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