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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charlie Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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Gore on Shutdown Showdown: 'Political Terrorism'

September 27, 2013 Former Vice President Al Gore didn’t mince words Friday morning when he told a Brookings Institution audience in Washington that the threatened shutdown of the government is “a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States.” Denouncing what he called “political terrorism,” Gore switched to the voice ...

Senate Sends Measure to Avert a Shutdown Back to the House

September 27, 2013 The Senate on Friday voted 54-44 along party lines to remove from its continuing resolution the House-passed language that would have defunded the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Following that key vote, the chamber voted 54-44 for final passage, sending the bill back to the House just three days before the ...

Consumer Bureau Earns Mixed Reviews on Oversight

September 26, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- which House Republicans on Thursday pledged once again to eliminate -- has made significant headway in its contentious three years of life, but the agency should improve transparency when implementing tricky regulations, according to a think tank analysis. In a report released Tuesday titled ...

Mabus: Budget Battle Threatens Navy's Progress

September 26, 2013 Sequestration and Congress’ annual “inability to pass a budget” are putting at risk all the gains the Navy and Marine Corps have made during his four years in office, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Wednesday. “Arbitrary, unstrategic cuts don’t allow us to set any priorities,” Mabus told an Aerospace ...

Navy Chief: Sequester Threatens to Undo Four Years of Progress

September 26, 2013 Sequestration and Congress’ annual “inability to pass a budget” are putting at risk all the gains the Navy and Marine Corps have made during his four years in office, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Wednesday. “Arbitrary, unstrategic cuts don’t allow us to set any priorities,” Mabus told an Aerospace ...

Senate Will Proceed With Debate on Measure to Keep Government Open

September 25, 2013 The drama surrounding a possible government shutdown next week unfolded in the Senate on Wednesday as many predicted, with time expiring on the anti-Obamacare talkathon by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the chamber voting unanimously to allow debate on a House-passed stopgap spending bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ...

Travel and Conference Cutbacks Are Harming Innovation, Survey Finds

September 24, 2013 Congress and the Obama administration’s cost-cutting curbs on agency travel to conferences and trade shows are putting a crimp on innovation and collaboration, according to a new survey. The cutbacks also mean contractors must modernize their tools for communicating with procurement officials, the firms Boscobel Marketing Communications and Market Connections ...

Brookings Launches Center to Improve Public Management

September 24, 2013 Conjuring a sort of think tank within a think tank, the Brookings Institution on Tuesday announced the launch of its Center for Effective Public Management, “a research organization that will focus on identifying and solving political and governance challenges in 21st-century America.” Located within the 86-year-old organization’s Governance Studies program, ...

Senate Tees Up Clash Over Shutdown Threat, Obamacare

September 24, 2013 The unfolding collision in Congress over next Monday’s deadline for keeping the government open remains on its predicted course, though the Senate Republicans intent on defunding Obamacare on Monday found themselves increasingly isolated. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., came to the floor for unanimous consent to tee up a ...

IRS Accepts Retirement of Official at Center of Scandal

September 23, 2013 Lois Lerner, the head of the Internal Revenue Service division under fire since May for alleged political targeting of conservative groups, submitted her resignation Monday morning after months of administrative leave, the agency acknowledged. “We can confirm today that Lois Lerner has retired,” the IRS said in a statement. “Under ...