Congress modernizes Freedom of Information Act

Congress modernizes Freedom of Information Act By James Eli Shiffer | StarTribune.com Congress gave a big 50th birthday present to the nation’s premier open government law. The Freedom of Information Act, originally signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 4, 1966, has worked as a deterrent to government secrecy by requiring agencies to hand over Read More >>

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99 Days Away: Are you ready for ObamaCare?

June 24th, 2013
In just 99 days, the federal government will begin implementing ObamaCare. But with recent reports of missed deadlines, drastically higher health care premiums and predictions of doctor shortages, it’s uncertain what kind of health care coverage Americans will be left with. So how about you? Are you, like me, uncertain and concerned about the future Read More >>

VA accountability falling back instead of marching forward

July 21st, 2016
VA accountability falling back instead of marching forward By Shaun Rieley | TheHill.com A recent story in the Albuquerque Journal reported that one of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) managers that was implicated in a VA Office of the Inspector General report as “actively encouraging schedulers to ‘misreport’ veteran appointment wait times” had been promoted to the head Read More >>

Ryan names House leaders to NDAA conference committee

July 14th, 2016
Ryan names House leaders to NDAA conference committee By Ripon Advance News | RiponAdvance.com House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed 44 Republican leaders of the House of Representatives on Friday to serve on a bipartisan conference committee to produce a final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). U.S. Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Michael Turner (R-OH), Bill Read More >>

Uber, but for feds

July 12th, 2016
Uber, but for feds By Zach Noble | FCW.com A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants feds to be able to use ride-hailing and -sharing services for official government travel. The Modernizing Government Travel Act, introduced July 5, would allow federal employees to seek reimbursement for using services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers via mobile Read More >>

Louie Gohmert And Darrell Issa Renew Push To Designate Muslim Brotherhood As Terrorist Organization

July 22nd, 2016
Louie Gohmert And Darrell Issa Renew Push To Designate Muslim Brotherhood As Terrorist Organization By Dustin Stockton | Breitbart.com Congressmen Darrell Issa (R, CA) and Louis Gohmert (R, TX) pushed a bill, H.R. 3892, that would officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization at a meeting organized by the London Center for Policy research Read More >>

Teen first female in county to enlist in Army infantry

July 20th, 2016
Teen first female in county to enlist in Army infantry By Lyndsay Winkley | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com Standing abreast with 19 other fresh-faced recruits at Petco Park on Sunday, 17-year-old Rylee Nunn took an oath to defend her country, officially becoming the first female from the San Diego region to enlist in the infantry of the Army. Read More >>

Long Airport Security Lines Put Passengers at Greater Risk of Terrorism

July 13th, 2016
Long Airport Security Lines Put Passengers at Greater Risk of Terrorism By Justin Haskins | InsideSources.com Like many responsible air travelers, Kelly Washam arrived at San Jose International Airport two hours before her scheduled departure time, but two hours later she found herself still waiting in the airport’s security line as her flight took off without her. Read More >>