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2 hrs ago | Space Politics

GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS

In contrast to NASA and industry claims that work on the Space Launch System is on track, a report by the Government Accountability Office released Wednesday warned that tight schedules and budgets could delay the first launch of that heavy-lift rocket.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Caller

Watch Out Senators, There's A Boyle That Needs Lancing

Today Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle took the ME-ification of journalism to new depths.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Mitch McConnell, Conservative Political News

Washington Examiner

Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required

Iowa's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's most entertaining. Its Republican nominee was propelled from obscurity by a television commercial about hog castration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Jeff Miller, Republican, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

Government Executive

Why Is This Commerce Department Agency Charging Other Agencies for Free Reports?

The 64-year-old National Technical Information Service has come under fire from senators and a congressional watchdog for charging other agencies for old reports that in many cases are available elsewhere for free.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Independent Women's Forum

Halbig: Why the Left's "Drafting Error" Shtick Is Laughable

One of the arguments from ObamaCare supporters against the D.C. Appeals Court's Halbig ruling--which could be devastating for the future of ObamaCare--is that the judges ruled on what was essentially a drafting error.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Blog News, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

MarketWatch

Obama says companies avoiding taxes are renouncing citizenship

President Barack Obama greets people as he stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Austin, TX, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, The Washington Post Company, Republican

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NewsOK.com

More than $5 million made way into Republican race to replace Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn

James Lankford speaks to supporters after wining the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma

Journal and Courier

Guest column: GOP answer to ACA not so differentGuest column: GOP...

Guest column: GOP answer to ACA not so different Republican health proposal is mostly a rollback on coverage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Burr, Medicare, Opinion

The Hill

Overnight Tech: Lawmakers want to Google that for you

Is Washington effectively enabling innovation? How can policy makers keep pace with rapid developments in technology? Tune in tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. as we discuss these questions and more at the intersection of tech policy and innovation.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, The National, Entertainment, Television, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Electronics

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Washington Times

Outrage over $190M border security deal for troubled federal contractor

For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma

The Washington Post

Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies

In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Dave Camp, US Senate

Federal Computer Week

GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

When the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently summoned Defense Department officials to explain their nearly two-decade delay in complying with a law requiring Cabinet departments to produce auditable financial statements, Chairman Tom Carper left no doubt who wore the white hats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Republican, John Mica, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Mon Jul 21, 2014

SNL Financial

EPA inspector general rejects senators' demand to scrap fracking probe

The U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General sent a letter to five Republican senators indicating its intention to continue its investigation into hydraulic fracturing.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, James Inhofe, John Cornyn

InformationWeek

Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls

Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hanover, MD

Chattanoogan.com

Senator Tom Coburn Endorses Weston Wamp

Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. has endorsed Weston Wamp for the Republican nomination in Tennessee's Third Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, US House of Representatives, Lamar Alexander

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Beckers ASC Review

AGA Leaders Join Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In: 4 Insights

Six American Gastroenterological Association physician leaders travelled to Washington, D.C., for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual legislative fly-in.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Raul Ruiz, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Federal Computer Week

Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

Two senior lawmakers are looking for an explanation of a contract awarded to USIS by a Department of Homeland Security component earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Outside the Beltway

Ted Cruz Ready To Force A Showdown Over Immigration?

Last summer, with the backing of several national Tea Party organizations, Texas Senator Ted Cruz toured the country building up support for his plan to force a government shutdown at the upcoming end of the Fiscal Year over the issue of "defunding" the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Henry Cuellar, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Cornyn, Democrat, Tea Party, Immigration Reform

The Strata-Sphere

The New Age Of Cruel Incompetence

The Obama administration is starting into Class 5 political death spiral. The vortex of which is becoming so intense and wide spread that it is going to pull a lot of Democrats and Liberal dogma down with the administration as Team Obama augers in.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Senate Passes TRIA Renewal with Broker Licensing Provision

In a 93-4 vote, the Senate today passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 that extends the federal reinsurance program for seven years.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Lamar Alexander, Pat Roberts, Senator Dean Heller

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