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House GOP leaders defend budget deal
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Federal employees hired after Jan. 1 will make higher contributions toward their retirement benefits than current workers under a budget deal announced Tuesday night.
The question doesn’t seem to be whether they will pay more — it seems to be how much.
Because of a formula set in law, top federal contractors now can be paid almost $1 million annually.
GOP supports cuts to federal retiree benefits, while Democrats say the federal workforce has paid enough.
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Obama bundlers, confronting fewer open ambassadorships, may need to find different slots.
Look out Bo and Sunny -- the secretary of state and his wife are adopting an adorable yellow lab.
The High Court
The justices have found fewer cases than usual worthy of a full briefing and oral argument.
COLUMN | Those who have won in lower courts count it as a win when the justices decline to hear their cases.
A panel last week looked at how the justices’ stubbornness goes beyond barring cameras in the courtroom.
Military wants highly skilled technicians to help develop better surveillance tools.
Inspector general’s report notes the financial wrongdoings of some employees and contractors.
Figuring out how to keep a bomb out of Iran’s hands will mean accepting that it likely has weapons capability.
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Nominee John Koskinen testified Tuesday but won’t face questions from lawmakers until a hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
Setbacks in Congress, along with lack of funding and controversies with organizers, have kept the plans on hold for nearly 17 years.
Most justices seem to agree that a plan to protect states from their neighbors’ emissions is legal.
A hearing on a case considered one of the major labor issues of the term was ‘improvidently granted.’
The Partnership for Public Service will accept nominations through Jan. 17.
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Andrea Bleistein is playing a critical role in helping the agency institute this new roadmap for change—a plan designed to improve the way the weather services does business and enhance its ability to save lives and property.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy plans to talk about collaboration in combating air pollution and climate change.
The airline claims immunity under the post-9/11 transportation security law.
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At the Weather Service, she is helping to improve disaster response.
Federal employees have the option of using unscheduled leave, teleworking or arriving up to two hours later than usual, OPM said.
Mandela is known as a principled freedom fighter and leader of South Africa, but he also was a romantic.
The agency tweaked its language on delayed arrivals and urged agencies to ensure more teleworking.
Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson shared his impressions of the iconic leader in a June column.
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An attorney’s First Amendment arguments hit a wall in a military-base dispute before the Supreme Court.
“Sometimes collaboration is important even when it adds work.“
The state will temporarily place some of its National Guard members in a federal status to handle enrollments.
Appeals of VA disability decisions have increased by 50 percent during the Obama administration.
Minnesota rabbi says he was unfairly dropped from Northwest’s rewards program just before airline merger.
The Border Patrol union gets in front of changes to abused overtime system. Pay cut could result.
The federal job-training program ran a $60 million deficit earlier this year after reportedly mismanaging its finances.
The high court refuses to review a New York court’s ruling to require collections even by out-of-state firms.
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