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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Office Of Personnel Management
The background check contractor that vetted Edward Snowden and faces accusations of bogus billing from the Justice Department has doled out more than a half-million dollars to a powerful Washington lobbying firm in recent months — a strategy that seems to be paying off.
One of the most celebrated civic activities federal workers stage each year is the annual drive to donate parts of their paychecks to their favorite charities. But it turns out the much-celebrated Combined Federal Campaign has been plagued by misspending, lax oversight and abuse, with federal workers diverting money for massages, personal travel and other unauthorized expenses, according to internal audits.
Basic fairness dictates that members of Congress should be fully subject to the laws they impose on the rest of America.
Despite heightened concerns over holes in the federal government's system for conducting employee background checks, complaints about investigators filing fraudulent or falsified records have led to 35 cases in fiscal 2013.
Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area are closed as another winter storm dumps snow across the region.
Most businesses regularly "Google" job applicants to see whether any red flags appear, but federal agencies generally shun checking social media websites — giving up a tool, analysts say, that could be helpful in weeding out everything from disability and immigration fraud to unsavory people trying to gain top-secret security clearance.
A stay at a quaint inn nestled in the woods of Virginia. A visit to the lovely Harvard campus in Massachusetts. A trip to the ski slopes in the mountains of Colorado.
Between snow days, official holidays and the government shutdown, federal employees have worked a normal business day less than 75 percent of the time since Oct. 1, marking a startlingly chaotic beginning to the fiscal year.
Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed on Thursday as a harsh winter storm dumps snow and ice across the region.
Many of the country's biggest cities — including Washington, New York and Los Angeles — refuse to cooperate with federal security clearance investigators, often leaving them in the dark about potential red flags, according to a report Tuesday that says the lack of cooperation contributed to last year's Navy Yard shooting.
Even as the federal government’s largest contractor for background-security checks was bilking taxpayers out of millions of dollars, it was getting big performance bonuses from the agency overseeing its work, the Justice Department said in a new court filing this week.
House oversight committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa this week accused the Obama administration of trying to "obstruct" a congressional investigation by trying to silence the contractors that help the federal government with security clearances, and he demanded interviews with individuals involved in the process.
The post office, it’s not. Threat of rain, sleet, snow and ice have shut down all the federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday.
The post office, it's not. Threat of rain, sleet, snow and ice have shut down all the federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday.