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Train Wreck

Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) announced his retirement – joining five other Democrat senators calling it quits.

End of the Line for MEADS

The Obama Administration may have just hammered the last nail into the coffin of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).

Congress Ends the End of Saturday Delivery

A little-known but costly rider to the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution has forced the U.S. Postal Service to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery.

Same old thing: Tax and Spend

We were provided a joint analysis of President Obama’s budget by the House and Senate Republican Budget Committees.

Risky Federal Home Loans: What Could Go Wrong?

On Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story on the Obama administration's latest efforts to get banks to offer home loans to people with riskier credit.

Government Waste TV

There are more than enough egregious examples of mismanagement and inefficiency to create "Government Waste TV."

IRS Spent $60,000 on Star Trek and Gilligan's Island Parody Videos

If you thought that there couldn't possibly be any other embarrassing details about  federal agency conference spending, I regret to inform you that you were wrong.

Pay No Attention to Those Political Appointees Behind the Curtain

Recently, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard informed readers that President’s Obama’s top political appointees make an average of $142,691 annually.

More Hysterics from Organizing for Action

Just got hold of yet another email from Organizing for Action, President Obama’s perpetual campaign operation, about the sequester.

Time to Act on IG Recommendations

The House and Senate (after four years) Budget Committees will mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget resolution next week.

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