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7 hrs ago | The Heritage Foundation

Federal Agency Loses Money Selling Government Reports. The Catch? They're Already Free

A federal agency selling government reports that are otherwise free is the target of a new bill meant to curtail government waste.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Bridenstine, Henry Cuellar

12 hrs ago | Washington Times

Federal agency still charging for free online reports, nixes fee for Coburn documents

A federal agency having trouble adapting to the Internet age has finally stopped charging customers for one senator's reports - but is still charging for thousands of other documents that are available online, for free, and reachable through a simple Google search.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Internet, Science / Technology

23 hrs ago | Duncan Banner

Judge Russell reverses course, stays put

If the political instincts of G. Brent Russell are correct, attorney Ken Graham will be a shoe-in to be the next District Judge in Stephens County.

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Related Topix: Stephens County, OK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma, Comanche County, OK, Lawton, OK, Duncan, OK

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No to the bait

Turning down free money is hard to do, but turning down such money is usually to do the right thing.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

The Wall Street Journal

Loan Program That Boosted Tesla Faces New Scrutiny

A week after the Department of Energy announced it was re-vamping a troubled clean-energy loan program for fuel-efficient cars, government auditors suggested the program be targeted for extinction.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Switched

'Let Me Google That For You' May Soon Be Etched In Law

Apparently there is one thing U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle can agree on: When you can use Google to answer a question, use Google to answer a question.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat

Salt Lake City Weekly

Waste Not

I need a good answer for a question from a politically conservative friend. When I pointed out that federal tax rates were higher in 1955 for everyone from the poor to the super rich than they were in 2010, his response was: "Are these taxes spent more wisely today than they were in say, 1955? Or rather, is our federal government spending tax money ... (more)

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bradenton.com

Fusion center data raises more privacy questions

As many Americans question the data collection programs of the National Security Agency and worry about other privacy breaches, information from license plate readers, suspicious activity tipsters and more is being collected and stored at the state level in dozens of databases around the country.

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Related Topix: The National, Entertainment, Television, Maryland, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Baltimore County, MD, Woodlawn, MD

Chickasha Daily Express

Former speaker pays visit to Chickasha residence

Former Oklahoma State House Speaker T.W. Shannon spoke about the importance of reducing government spending, increasing spending on the military, and helping families and communities Thursday.

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Related Topix: Chickasha, OK, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, US Senate

WHAS11

Senators seek to abolish agency, introduce 'let me Google that for you' bill

Call it the "google-ization" of the United States. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate called the "Let Me Google That For You Act."

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Louisville, KY

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Altus Times

Altus Ambassadors return from 52nd Annual Quail Breakfast

Sen. Jim Inhofe speaks to Altus leaders at the 52nd Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 10, in the Senate Russell Buil... Altus civic leaders returned from the 52nd Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C. that was held Thursday, April 10, in the Senate Russell Building Kennedy Caucus Room.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Breakfast, Life, Food, Altus, OK, US Military, US Air Force, Altus Air Force Base, Republican

Free Republic

Vanity: Lets Get Ted And America a TW

Freepers should be aware there is an intense battle going on in Oklahoma for the US Senate Seat there being vacated by RINO Tom Coburn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Immigration Reform

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Ars Technica

New bill tells federal bureaucracy: "Let me google that for you"

A government agency that sells information to the federal bureaucracy that is often available for free over the Internet or elsewhere is the subject of proposed federal legislation.

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

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

More than 500 Oklahomans throw their hat in the ring for State and Federal seats

The 2014 candidate filing period ended Friday at 5 p.m., with 578 candidates filing for 308 state and federal offices over three days, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said.

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

Examiner.com

Senate majority leader Harry Reid angers fellow Democrats with his mouth

Harry Reid says plans announced by the Koch brothers to run ads against him sound like an April Fool's joke, and and they're foolish to attack him becaise he is not afraid.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Republican

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Lankford joins crowded Okla. field for US Senate

The Republican field in the race for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's two-year unexpired term is continuing to swell, with two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford becoming the latest official candidate for Oklahoma's first open U.S. Senate seat in a decade.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate

NewsOK.com

Lankford files election papers Friday to run for unexpired term of...

Rep. James Lankford files election papers Friday to run for unexpired term of U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Oklahoma City, OK

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Federal Computer Week

Senate passes Data Act

A bill to establish uniform federal standards for publishing government spending data passed the Senate by unanimous consent April 10. Under the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the Data Act , spending information would be published as machine readable, extensible open data.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Rob Portman, Republican, Ohio, Ohio Government, Senator Tom Carper

TwinCities

Senate candidate McFadden says MNsure is wasteful spending

Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Mike McFadden, during his first news conference since announcing his candidacy last spring, said Thursday that if elected he would continue the tradition of Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn and publish an annual "waste book" outlining government misspending.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Al Franken, Democrat

The Miami Herald

Okla.'s open US Senate seat draws GOP firepower

Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat is continuing to draw attention from political hopefuls, including GOP heavyweights like former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

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

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