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Is Rep. Mark Meadows, new chair of House Oversight, open to federal workers?

Mark Meadows is a difficult man to predict. As the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on government operations, the North Carolina Republican is in a key position to affect federal workplace and employee issues. But what should they expect from him? While his right-wing credentials shine, he appears more open […]

"Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds"

From the inbox: An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future. In a finding that could have...

Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine

There has been a recent surge in fighting between government forces and separatist rebels

Ukrainian forces face drones, electronic jamming: US

46 minutes agoIndustries / Military : Defence Talk

Ukrainian troops are struggling to counter artillery fire and electronic jamming by pro-Russian militants, who are flying drones to target the Kiev government forces, a top US general said Thursday. The Ukrainian army’s communications are hampered by the electronic warfare […]

South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era death squad leader

49 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

One of the apartheid era’s most notorious killers, former police colonel Eugene de Kock, will walk free after 20 years in jail after South Africa’s government announced Friday that he had been granted parole.

Hijacked Tanker Recovered Off Malaysia, Suspected Pirates Captured

54 minutes agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Malaysian government has recovered a missing tanker and captured nine suspected pirates just one day after the ship went missing in the waters near Singapore. The ReCAAP Information Sharing [...] The post Hijacked Tanker Recovered Off Malaysia, Suspected Pirates Captured appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Darryl Lee Wright charged with scamming government

From Washington State comes the story of Darryl Lee Wright who scammed the US government out of more than a $1/4 million for a phony injury from a time when he was in Iraq with the Idaho National Guard. Apparently, he heard a boom once in Iraq and parlayed that into a CAB and a […]

No Fly List On Trial, Revenge Porn Versus the FTC, California Could Raise Legal Smoking Age: A.M. Links

1 hour agoNews : Reason

A judge will hear arguments today on the constitutionality of the federal government's "no fly list."  New legislation introduced in California would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.  David Frum concern trolls Democrats about...Show More Summary

How Best to Hold Federal Scientific Research Accountable

The U.S. Congress is responsible for overseeing federal funding of scientific research. The question raised recently is how best to do that to ensure that government investments fund the finest science -- and promote most effectively America's economic growth and prosperity. In a bylined article, published on January 12 by Politico Magazine, U.S. Show More Summary

Flustered Liz Truss Blames Civil Servants for Redacted Fracking Report Fiasco

Liz Truss, the environment secretary, turned on her own department yesterday as the Tory government came under increasing criticism for its heavy-handed redactions to a controversial report about fracking. Truss, a Conservative member...Show More Summary

U.S. economy grew at 2.6 percent pace in fourth quarter of 2014

The U.S. economy has extended a strong run of growth, expanding at a solid rate of 2.6 percent between the months of October through December, according to government data released Friday morning. Still, the pace of growth in the fourth quarter slipped back from the blowout 5 percent expansion seen in the previous three months, […]

Brother To Black Folks: When The President Of The Federal Government Comes To Philly And Taunts The Republican Colonizer About The Strength Of The Economy On His Watch - AS A BLACK PERSON IN PHILLY WHO HAS INVESTED HIS VALUABLES INTO THIS MOMENT FOR %) Y


South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era killer De Kock

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed "Prime Evil," will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.

Google revamps privacy policy to settle case with UK government

Google has agreed to change its privacy policies following an investigation by a British data watchdog that found the search engine’s terms were too vague for users. The case stemmed from a new privacy policy that Google introduced back in March 2012. As the number of services being offered by Google expanded, the company combined […]

“They can do whatever the f they want”: Inside the FBI’s disturbing quest for domestic terrorists

Eric McDavid was branded an eco-terrorist and thrown in prison. Then the government's case against him fell apart

Tony Perkins Cheers Idaho Rights Vote

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, Republicans are moving quickly on measures that would penalize any government employee caught issuing same-sex 'marriage' licenses -- regardless of the courts' orders. Meanwhile, Utah, North Carolina,...Show More Summary

Extended Simple Momentum Strategy Test of TSP Funds/Proxies [PREMIUM]

A subscriber asked about extending “Simple Momentum Strategy Applied to TSP Funds” back in time to 1988. That test employs the following five funds all available to U.S. federal government employees via the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) starting...Show More Summary

Deadbeats Newt & Sharpton Owe IRS Big

4 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Candidates’ political action committees owe government agencies more than $1 million in outstanding penalties, back taxes and other liabilities. And you’re stuck with the bill.

New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National...

How the Government Put Tens of Thousands of People At Risk of a Deadly Disease

Sika Eteaki lay in bed, shaking uncontrollably. The pillow and sheets were soaked through with sweat, but now he couldn't get warm. It felt like there weren't enough blankets in all of Lancaster State Prison to keep him warm. Just a few months earlier, Eteaki had turned himself in for illegal possession of a firearm. Show More Summary

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