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Vet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrak

Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.

Read moreFebruary 26, 2015Leave a comment J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Arizona ‘City’ With Escaped Llamas Isn’t Actually a Municipality

Sun City doesn’t have a mayor and there’s no local government. But there’s a Sheriff’s Posse and plenty of residents in orange safety vests.

Read moreFebruary 26, 2015Leave a comment

Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., Celebrate FCC’s Municipal Broadband Ruling

The two cities had petitioned commissioners to block state red tape that limits expansion of high-speed networks built by local governments.

Read moreFebruary 26, 2015Leave a comment
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Excellence in Government

Stressed? It’s Not How Much You Do, It’s How You Do It

Fighting anxiety, especially in high-pressure situations, can be a drain on the body’s resources.

Feds Dismiss Google's Fears Over FBI’s Hacking Power

Google’s claim that the expansion of search warrant authority is a “monumental” constitutional threat is grounded in inaccuracies, the Justice Department said.

"I'm not interested in delay merely for the sake of delay," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said.

Senate Conservatives Concede, Won't Delay DHS Bill

Passage of a "clean" measure expected before Friday deadline, though House prospects remain uncertain.

Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".

Lawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes

Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.

Pentagon Acquisition Bosses Ho-Hum on Multiple Reviews for Passing Milestones

GAO finds weapons program managers valued input in only 10 percent of cases.

Retirement Planning

Three (or More) Helpings of the TSP

Yes, you can take multiple partial distributions from your investments after you retire. Here’s how.

Senators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Message

Grassley and Wyden cross the aisle to reinforce that those who report fraud or abuse “deserve praise, not hostility.”

Excellence in Government

Even the Best Cover Letter Isn’t As Good As a Two Minute Conversation

It's harder to ignore the phone than written correspondence.

 Loretta Lynch closes her eyes as she finishes being sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January.

Loretta Lynch's Nomination to Succeed Eric Holder Passes Its First Test

Lynch's nomination will go to the full Senate floor after passing out of committee 12-8.

DHS Office Reminds Employees Counseling Is Available If There’s a Shutdown

Preparations also affect contractors, and IG weighs in with warning that nearly all oversight would cease.

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