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3 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

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

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