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4 hrs ago | Roll Call

VA Health Care Deal Clears Senate, Heads to President's Desk

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the agreement to address the Veterans Affairs health care crisis just a few hours before the August recess.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Sessions, Bob Corker, John McCain

8 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Strategic Defense Initiative, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, John Boehner, US Senate

8 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., followed by House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., leave the Senate TV studio after a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care that would authorize at least $17 ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Medicine, Nursing

10 hrs ago | Roll Call

Dr. No Plans One-Man Blockade on Bills That Add to Deficit

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. - the fiscal hawk of the Senate who has earned the nickname Dr. No.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham

14 hrs ago | WebCPA

Bill Advances Requiring Government to Disclose Tax Deductions in Settlements with Corporations

A bill requiring government agencies to disclose how much companies would be able to claim in tax credits and other benefits when they reach settlements with enforcement agencies has passed a key committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

18 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Chemcial Plants with Terrroism Risk 'Effectively Unregulated,' Says Senate Report

The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh-area company facing federal probe gets $190 million contract

LAWLESSNESS OF THIS PRESIDENT. EXPERTS SAY IF THE LAWSUIT MAKES ITS WAY TO COURT AND THE LOSING SIDE APPEALS, IT MAY NOT BE SETTLED UNTIL AFTER THE PRESIDENT LEAVES OFFICE.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Government Executive

Why Federal IT Reform Is Getting Cheaper

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Politico

USIS under fire

The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is under fire over a new administrative support contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded earlier this month worth nearly $200 million.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, Democrat, Republican

Sunherald.com

Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: West, TX, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

ABC News

Govt Fails to Vet Chemical Plants With Terror Risk

The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

The Virginian-Pilot

GAO: 80K workers with security clearances owe taxes

More than 80,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances owed $730 million in unpaid federal taxes as of June 2012, according to Congress's nonpartisan watchdog agency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tax

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Washington Post

Senators question wisdom of U.S. government office that exists to sell free technical reports

Sen. Claire McCaskill contemplates the future of the National Technical Information Service.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Search Engines, Emerging Technology, Republican, Springfield, VA, Science / Technology, Internet, Education

Government Executive

Millions in Tax Debt Won't Stop You from Qualifying for a Pentagon Security Clearance

Some 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors remain eligible for security clearances despite owing an aggregate of $730 million in unpaid taxes, the Government Accountability Office reported.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Washington Times

Thousands of Defense Dept. employees behind on taxes: GAO

It turns out that even having high security clearance doesn't mean you are up to date on paying your taxes: the government's chief watchdog said Monday that 26,000 Defense Department workers and contractors with high clearances are in arrears.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

KAUZ

Coburn cancels 1 planned town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Oklahoma

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Richard Burr, Medicare, Health, Medicaid

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Gawker

BuzzFeed Editor Lifted Text From Over 30 Sources

After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny's posts, we have 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites.

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Related Topix: New York, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sam Johnson, US House of Representatives, Journalism

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MarketWatch

Trade like a congressman as OpenSecrets launches stock-trading database

OpenSecrets has launched its new service tracking the stock trades of members of Congress .

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Alan Lowenthal, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican

TheDailyBeast.com

The GOP's 20-Year War on Health Care

Stop the presses: John Boehner admitted Thursday that the Republican Party's long-awaited alternative to Obamacare needs a little more time in the oven.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

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