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Transgender ban may be lifted next month

Basically, it’s just a rumor at this point, but anonymous sources have told the media that the Obama Administration plans to lift the ban on open transgender service in the military next Friday, July 1st, according to the Washington Times; An unnamed Defense official said top personnel plan to meet on Monday to finalize the […]

Obama Makes Stonewall America’s First LGBTQ National Monument

In early May, news broke that President Barack Obama’s administration, through the National Park Service, was making moves to designate New York’s Stonewall Inn and a surrounding slice of Greenwich Village a national monument. It would be the first to mark a site of importance in LGBTQ history. Show More Summary

Obama’s own administration now fighting back

When Republicans win the White House, they are used to fighting trench warfare against their own executive branch employees. The permanent civil service is predictably liberal and often seeks to throw sand in the wheels when a Republican president attempts to steer policy in new ways. It’s entirely expected that you will have permanent bureaucrats […]

Kerry Meets With State Dept. Dissenters Urging Action on Syria

The secretary of state toed the administration’s line in a meeting with eight Foreign Service officers who have dissented from President Obama’s cautious Syria policy.

Federal Grant Awarded to Support State Medical Boards in Implementing Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has announced that it will provide funding to support state medical and osteopathic boards as they implement the administrative and technical infrastructure of the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

IATSE To Picket Contract Services’ Safety Training Program

IATSE members will picket the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund's Safety Pass training program tomorrow in Burbank. The strike, union officials say, was triggered by today's firing of the leader of an IATSE effort to organize...Show More Summary

Should Compensation Be Taken into Consideration When Donating ?

As a donor, there are a plethora of factors that will impact your decision to donate to a specific charity. These factors range from how much money a charity uses on programs and services in comparison to administrative expenses, to where the charity is located, or how recognizable the charity name is, only to name a few. Show More Summary

Government Fraud Scandal: $1.3 Million Scheme Allegedly Run by Government Official for Her Family Members

This seems to be quite complex: Prosecutors said the $1.3 million federal government contracting scheme was a family affair. Over five years, investigators claim a high-level General Services Administration official helped her husband submit more than 100 fake employment applications to federal agencies and doctored his résumé to try to get him hired by the […]

USDA continues citation focus against inhumane treatment

Twenty of 27 administrative actions USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service took against America’s largest meat and poultry plants during the government’s second quarter were for the inhumane treatment of animals during slaughter.Show More Summary

As Illinois' credit rating nears junk status, governor praises his 'heroic' administration

Illinois’ governor asserted Wednesday that his administration has been "heroic" in keeping state government afloat as he presides over a historic, yearlong budget impasse that has deprived state residents of key social services, halted construction projects and driven the state's credit rating...

After delays, plan to build Potomac Yard Metro station project moves forward

The Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service have released a final environmental impact statement on the proposal, laying out a preferred construction process that the agencies say balances the project's goal to ignite high-density development and the needs of adjacent communities.

A federal court is upholding Obama's landmark internet equal-access rules

A U.S. appeals court upheld the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing down consumer access to web content on Tuesday, dealing a blow to big cable and mobile phone companies. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Show More Summary

New Scam Warning: Taxpayers Still Being Asked To Pay Taxes In Gift Cards

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has announced that it has received additional information that callers impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Treasury Department employees are demanding payments not only on iTunes Gift Cards but on other gift cards as well.

Obama administration signs historic health agreement with Cuba

By Dylan Scott WASHINGTON -- The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Cuban government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters, another step in...Show More Summary

U.S. appeals court upholds FCC's net neutrality rules

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A U.S. appeals court upheld the Obama administration's landmark net neutrality rules, dealing a blow to internet service providers in a ruling that could ensure unfettered access to the web.

Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Court

A panel of federal judges upheld the government’s net-neutrality rules, handing a major victory to the Obama administration in its efforts to step up oversight of cable and telephone companies that provide broadband service.

Congress continues its stealth assault on Social Security's customer service

In fiscal terms, there’s no earthly reason for Congress to be stingy with Social Security’s administrative budget. The money comes out of workers’ payroll taxes and the system’s other revenue, not from the general treasury. And it’s spent with painstaking care: The Social Security Administration...

U.S. Approves 6 Airlines for Direct Flights to Cuba

Service was approved to nine cities in the latest piece of the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations.

Music Publishing News Roundup: Pandora + Music Reports • SOCAN + SACEM • Publishers Settle With 2 Major Labels

Pandora has announced a partnership with rights administration platform, Music Reports, to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming on-demand streaming service. The deal comes on the heels of two $150m+ class action lawsuits filed against Spotify over missing or inaccurate mechanical royalty payments to songwriters. Pandora...

Falling Social Security service: you don’t get what you pay for

There’s an old saying: You get what you pay for. Or maybe not, at least in the world of Social Security. Workers pay for the Social Security Administration (SSA) through paycheck deductions, but as a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says, “only to the extent that Congress allows SSA to spend […]

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