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5 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Washington Times

Jeh Johnson pressed on $190M contract to company amid fraud probe

Two top lawmakers demanded Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson explain why one of his federal agencies signed a contract for up to $190 million with a background check company the government is already targeting for fraud.


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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Senate Republicans block effort to reverse Hobby Lobby decision

Senate Republicans blocked an effort Wednesday to reverse the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows some for-profit companies to deny health insurance coverage for birth control.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Lamar Daily News

Congress: Use the power of the purse to save the border

Here's an assignment for you: Watch the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" and pay particular attention to the part in which Dorothy realizes that in her ruby red slippers, she had the magic power she needed all along.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Bridenstine


Janet Yellen's New Code Word for the Bubble: "Substantially Stretched"

Every economic cycle exhibiting unsubstantiated optimism deserves its own euphemism for calm the fuck down -a evocative, but subtle phrase implying that investors may want to check themselves before they wreck themselves.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News


Eric Holder Said the Obvious and that's Racism Drives the Obama Bashing

Attorney General Eric Holder finally said the obvious and that's that racism drives and has always driven the relentless bash of President Obama.


Related Topix: African-American, US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 15, 2014


by the Numbers: 20

The three senators who are physicians include Republicans Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who's resigning at the end of this year, and Rand Paul of Kentucky, an ophthalmologist who may run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Daily Caller

Chicago Residents Hammer Obama On Immigration Spending, Plead For Help [VIDEO]

A group of protesters in Chicago called for action and heavily criticized President Obama for ignoring the high rates of violent crime in the city while spending billions of dollars to deal with an influx of illegal child immigrants into the U.S. "Do something for our children," said one of the protesters, in a video posted at the blog Rebel Pundit ... (more)


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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Next 25 Articles

Leadership: All year long, President Obama has bragged that if Congress didnA t act on his legislative agenda, heA d do so on his own.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Republican