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In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist

In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist
After five years as a lobbyist, Bonsell rejoined Inhofe’s staff in 2012 as legislative director. Earlier this year, when Inhofe took over from McCain as ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, he hired Bonsell to be staff director.
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Congress Won't Allow Spending Cuts the Military Wants, Costing Taxpayers $5 Billion

Congress Won't Allow Spending Cuts the Military Wants, Costing Taxpayers $5 Billion
The Pentagon long has battled with Congress over politically sensitive spending cuts. But this year, military officials say Congress' refusal to retire ships and aircraft means the Navy and Air Force are spending roughly $5 billion more than they would if they were allowed to make the cuts.
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Media Fails to Inform Public About Anti-Privacy CISPA Bill

Media Fails to Inform Public About Anti-Privacy CISPA Bill
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives — despite opposition from both Democrats and Republicans — passed the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would expand the government’s ability to spy on you without a warrant and shield technology companies from lawsuits when they participate in this spying.
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Board of Governors: USPS Has No Authority to Cut Mail Delivery to Five Days

Board of Governors: USPS Has No Authority to Cut Mail Delivery to Five Days
The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) issued a statement Wednesday confirming the conclusion by Congressman Gerry Connolly and the U.S. Government Accountability Office that USPS lacks the legal authority to cut mail delivery from six-to-five days.
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Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice

Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice
There are few areas where the corruption of the national media is more apparent than in its treatment of Social Security. Most of the elite media have made it clear in both their opinion and news pages that they want to see benefits cut.
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Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown

Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown
The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.
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Tea Party’s Last Stand

Tea Party’s Last Stand
On the national stage tea party numbers appear larger than they really are. The House tea party caucus only consists of 49 members. And of the 100 members of the Senate only Paul and Cruz fit the 2010 tea party mold. But, most importantly, American public opinion does not find itself on the extremes.
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Why Aren't Banks That Launder Money To Drug Lords Shut Down?

Why Aren't Banks That Launder Money To Drug Lords Shut Down?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared before the Senate Banking Committee again today, and asked federal regulators about the topic of money laundering by Wall Street Banks.
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Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?

Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?
Congress' deadly addiction to corporate cash is the main reason Washington is unable to solve the myriad problems affecting our economy, environment and politics. If only we could help Congress kick the habit, our government could work for us again.
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Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or 800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected

Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or  800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected
In a written message to employees, Panetta said that he notified members of Congress Wednesday that if the White House and Congress cannot strike a deficit reduction deal before March 1 to avoid the furloughs, all affected workers will get at least 30 days' advance notice.
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