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What does Thomas Massie know about 9/11?
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. on the Glenn Beck Program said there will be "anger, frustration and embarrassment" if a classified 28-pages of an What does Thomas Massie know about 9/11? U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
House passes measure to boost federal agency website security
The House on Monday passed a bill to require federal agencies to ensure that their websites are secure from information security breaches.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Nashoba Publishing Online
AG candidates stake out ground in debate over migrant children
The two Democratic candidates for attorney general have embraced Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to consider housing immigrant children in federal custody at military bases in Bourne or Chicopee, while the Republican seeking the top law enforcement office needs more information before making a decision.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center held an opening ceremony for its new Quincy location at 275 Hancock Street on July 15. About 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
House Panel Clears Bills in Hopes of Firing 'Incompetent' Execs, Record Manipulators
A House committee on Thursday advanced a measure that would make it easier for federal agencies to suspend or fire their senior executives, saying it would allow agencies to remove "incompetent" executives.
Us Sec official defends Royal Bank of Scotland waiver to Congress
A top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official on Thursday defended his agency's decision to grant the Royal Bank of Scotland a regulatory waiver, saying the bank had already been punished in connection with Libor manipulation.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy
Five of the Bay State's nine US representatives - Richard Neal, James McGovern, Joseph Kennedy, Michael Capuano, and Stephen Lynch, all Democrats - are running unopposed in this fall's midterm contests, with no challengers in either the primary or general election.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Pay No Attention To That 9/11 Conspiracy
After expending roughly $4-6 trillion on a so-called " War on Terror ," the war drums of the U.S. military industrial complex are once again pounding for intervention - in Europe and the Middle East.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Congressman Lynch Travels To Central America Over Child Migrants Flooding Border
As the Obama administration searches for ways to address an apparent surge in unaccompanied children crossing southern borders into this country, some US lawmakers are trying to better understand what's causing that surge.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Washington Post
Is the U.S. personnel system a viablea ?
The House federal workforce subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday morning to ask the question this way: "Is the Federal Government's General Schedule a Viable Personnel System for the Future?" In a report scheduled for release at the hearing, GAO said it identified "eight key attributes of a modern, effective [personnel] classification system," ... (more)
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Washington Post
House hearing examines a viabilitya of senior executive service
Yet, that's the implication from the title of last week's House hearing on "The Viability of the Senior Executive Service."
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Too Many Senior Executives Receive Bonuses, Lawmakers Say
Lawmakers continued their assault on senior federal executives at a hearing Friday, calling for tighter oversight and increased discipline for agencies' top managers.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Lawmakers Pressure OPM to Begin Phased Retirement
A bipartisan chorus of lawmakers is ramping up pressure on the Office of Personnel Management to put out final guidance that would allow federal employees to partially retire while training their successors.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Candidates ramping up calls for people's pledge
During Massachusetts' 2012 U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren hammered out what would become known as the "people's pledge" - a deal designed to discourage attack ads funded by outside groups.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Take the pledge? Some call it reform, others a ploy
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, of Massachusetts and Kentucky democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wave to supporters at a rally on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Mass. lawmakers urge Iraq vote before action
The Massachusetts congressional delegation, which has expressed misgivings about renewed US military involvement in the Iraqi conflict, is now calling on President Obama to seek congressional approval before carrying out even limited air strikes against militants.