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The US worried about violence in Ukraine

The Obama administration is expressing new concerns about rising violence in eastern Ukraine, including the downing of a military helicopter by pro-Russian rebels battling the government. The White House on Thursday called on Russia to exert pressure on the separatists to get them to end the fighting and release international monitors detained in eastern Ukraine since earlier this week.

Tags: Ukraine , Russia

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:59pm EDT

Timing of Unified Agenda release draws criticism from Issa

While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.

Tags: Unified Agenda , Darrell Issa , Jerry Ellig , George Mason University , Mercatus Center , regulations , deregulation , management , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:22pm EST
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Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tags: FBI , CIA , Senate , Congress , Libya , DHS , Susan Rice , al-Qaida , John Kerry

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Political appointees impressed with civil service, author says

Paul Lawrence, a principal at Ernst and Young, interviewed two dozen political appointees. Across the board, his subjects said they were impressed by the high caliber of the civil servants they worked with.

Tags: paul lawrence , Ernst & Young , Federal Drive , management ,

Monday - 04/30/2012, 11:48am EDT
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US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

Tags: Marine Corps , DoD ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:14am EDT

ICE union leader denies alleged opposition to immigration policy

National ICE Council President Chris Crane disputes reports that his union has delayed implementation of a new Obama Administration policy on rounding up illegal immigrants.

Tags: ICE , DHS , Chris Crane , Federal Drive , Immigration , AFGE , policy , Michael OConnell , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 10:02am EST
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FY2011: Federal Workers are the New Fat Cats

Federal workers, receiving even modest pay increases at a time when many Americans are just trying to hold on to their jobs, now fall into the category of high income earners.

Tags: Lurita Doan , fat cats , Green Book , Earned Income Credit , estate tax , Steny Hoyer , FY 2011 budget , budget

Monday - 02/08/2010, 03:15pm EST
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