13 hrs ago
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.
15 hrs ago
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.
22 hrs ago
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Trade like a congressman as OpenSecrets launches stock-trading database
OpenSecrets has launched its new service tracking the stock trades of members of Congress .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.