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U.S. to Pay Millions For Agent Orange Claims

Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

06/18/2015

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Expert: Massive Hack Of Federal Government ‘Attack Against The Nation’

China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million current and former federal workers, American officials said.

06/05/2015

For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.  (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

For-Profit Colleges Face ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

10/30/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-Low

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.

09/10/2014

A majority of Americans say that unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for at least some length of time. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds To Close 3 Shelters At Military Bases That House Immigrant Children

The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.

08/04/2014

File photo of Capitol Hill building. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $20 Billion Bill That Cuts IRS Tax Enforcement

GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.

07/16/2014

An anti-immigration group is running more than $1 million in ads criticizing lawmakers for not stopping the flow of new workers into the United States.  (John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds Apologize For Miscues Over Immigrant Kids

Officials apologized to residents of Lawrenceville for keeping them in the dark about plans to shelter hundreds of Central American children.

06/19/2014

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Position To Win: Federal Government Contracting

ASBC’s Guy Timberlake says when the place of performance was Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, the combined total accounted for nearly $4 billion in FY13 Simplified Acquisition obligations.

05/17/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kentucky Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seeds

Kentucky’s Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials.

05/14/2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not More Effective Than Gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

04/20/2014

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