Maryland, DC Federal Workers Among Those Seeking Loans, Second Jobs As Shutdown LingersRoughly 420,000 federal employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying home without pay. While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, it's not guaranteed that will happen this time.
U.S. to Pay Millions For Agent Orange ClaimsEnding 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.
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.
For-Profit Colleges Face 'Gainful Employment' RuleFor-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.
Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-LowA 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.
Feds To Close 3 Shelters At Military Bases That House Immigrant ChildrenThe 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.
House Passes $20 Billion Bill That Cuts IRS Tax EnforcementGOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.
Feds Apologize For Miscues Over Immigrant KidsOfficials apologized to residents of Lawrenceville for keeping them in the dark about plans to shelter hundreds of Central American children.
Position To Win: Federal Government ContractingASBC'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.
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.
Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not More Effective Than GasBiofuels 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.