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  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Philip Gunn participates in a flyover during the internment ceremony of Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner, Jan. 23, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. Risner was the Air Force's 20th ace and survived more than seven years of captivity as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. Gunn is a 336th Fighter Squadron weapons system officer assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (Courtesy photo)

    Thousands of Defense Dept. employees behind on taxes: GAO

    It turns out that even having high security clearance doesn't mean you are up to date on paying your taxes: the government's chief watchdog said Monday that 26,000 Defense Department workers and contractors with high clearances are in arrears.

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the United Auto Workers Local 174 sign outside their building in Romulus, Mich. Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 voted to raise dues 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    MALKIN: Justice for the Delphi workers

    The White House pretended to champion American workers last week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support — and inching toward justice.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fended off a 2012 drive by liberals, angered by his disavowal of business as usual, to recall him from office. (Associated Press)

    GOP 2014: Scott Walker survives, Wisconsin thrives

    Ever since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker grabbed the political world’s attention on June 5, 2012, by becoming the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election, he has been on a roll.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 22, 2014, file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're calling the first national convention of fast-food workers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay

    Activists and protesters seeking to pressure fast-food restaurants around the nation to give them $15 per hour minimum pay say they'll do whatever it takes — including civil disobedience and occupying the facilities — to win their cause.

  • Ronald Brock moves his anti-Obamacare sign as protestors, press, and passersby wait for decisions in the final days of the Supreme Court's term, in Washington, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The court has yet to announce its finding in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. The chain of arts-and-crafts stores does not want to provide insurance coverage for certain forms of contraception that it finds objectionable on religious grounds. The justices ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.The justices said by a 6-3 vote that Aereo Inc. is violating the broadcasters' copyrights by taking the signals for free.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    IRS: Obamacare dodgers to be fined $2K per person, $12K per family

    The IRS said Thursday those who fail to get health insurance this year will be fined up to $2,448 per person and as much as $12,240 for a family of five.

  • ** FILE ** In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    MORICI: Ryan's entitlement reforms would promote work

    Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is offering sensible proposals to change things for the better.

  • ** FILE ** Justice Elena Kagan. (Associated Press)

    JAHNCKE: The pushback against false unions

    In its recent Harris v. Quinn decision, the Supreme Court sided with workers who don't want to join "in-home worker unions," and don't want to be forced to pay them nonmember fees.

  • **FILE** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on July 23, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Biden: Blacks have not made enough progress

    In an election-year push to motivate minority voters, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the National Urban League Thursday that the black community "can't be satisfied with where we are now."

  • **FILE** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on July 23, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Joe Biden: 'Businesses are hiring at historic rates'

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a task force report to President Obama that business growth in the United States has hit "historic rates" and that hiring is reaching new highs.

  • Immigration Fence Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    CHIP: Turning off the parent magnet on immigration

    The belatedly discovered surge of unaccompanied Central American minors across our southern border, expected to reach 90,000 by year's end, has sparked a raucous, partisan debate.

  • Will Obama employment order's affect faith-based agencies?

    President Obama's July 21 executive order adding sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of conditions on which federal contractors may not discriminate when hiring may not impact faith-based social service agencies as much as feared.

  • ** FILE ** This May 28, 1999, file photo shows a new birth control pill container designed to look like a woman's makeup compact for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc., of Raritan, N.J., displayed at the manufacturer's assembly line. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

    White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming

    The White House is eyeing further changes to the controversial provision in the hopes of reaching something of a compromise with nonprofit charities and universities.

  • President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, right, speaks before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs

    House Republicans may be suing President Obama for executive overreach, but for one day at least, members of the GOP joined the president at the White House Tuesday as the administration announced a sweeping overhaul of the federal government's job-training programs.

  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    Half of Colorado voters are OK with Hobby Lobby decision, poll shows

    Exactly half of Colorado voters think the Supreme Court got it right when it said closely held corporations may opt out of an Obamacare rule that requires employers to include contraception in their health plans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson holds a news conference on the steps of Wisconsin Eastern District Federal Courthouse Monday, July 7, 2014 in Green Bay, Wis. A government attorney is trying to persuade a federal judge in Green Bay to toss out Johnson's lawsuit challenging rules forcing congressional members and their employees to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. Justice Department attorney James Luh  told U.S. District Judge William Griesbach on Monday that Johnson can't sue because he hasn't shown how the rules have caused him any injury. (AP Photo/The Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jim Matthews) NO SALES

    Judge throws out Sen. Ron Johnson's lawsuit over Obamacare exchanges

    A Republican senator had no grounds to sue the Obama administration over how it interpreted the part of Obamacare that forces members of Congress to get their health care insurance through the law's new exchanges, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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