U.S. Government

Smoking ban plan for US public housing
www.bbc.co.uk
The US government has proposed banning smoking in and around public housing, in order to protect residents' health and save on repair costs. [...]
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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns Following New Revelations in Massive Cybersecurity Attack
www.latinpost.com
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta announced Friday she is resigning just one day after new revelations emerged that last month's massive federal data breach in the U.S. government was even worse than expected. [...]
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Feds Threats to DC Over Legal Pot — Why Do Alaska, Colorado, and Washington State Get Free Pass?
www.opednews.com
(Washington, DC) The voters of your nation's capitol, Washington, D.C., voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana for personal use. On November 4, 2014, 70.1% of D.C. voters said yes to the following changes to already liberal marijuana laws: [...]
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America Has a Much Bigger Cyber Problem on Its Hands
nationalinterest.org
"A growing chorus of security experts is revealing the most significant flaw in the U.S. government’s defense against future cyberattacks: an utter lack of credibility."  [...]
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When the  United States Government Broke Relations with Cuba
www.counterpunch.org
President Obama’s announcement Dec. 17 that the United States would resume diplomatic relations with Cuba, did not include an explanation of what went wrong half a century ago…. [...]
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Administration delays called factor in latest of failed rescue ops
www.worldtribune.com
The United States has failed in consecutive hostage rescue operations in Yemen. The administration of President Barack Obama acknowledged that the target of at least two U.S. hostage rescue operations was killed during a commando raid against Al Qaida in southeastern Yemen. [...]
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US to pay Native American Navajo tribe $500m settlement
www.bbc.co.uk
The US government has agreed to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe to settle a legal dispute. [...]
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Islamic State militants pose ‘biggest threat’ to US
www.bbc.co.uk
Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat America has faced in years, top US officials have warned. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US strikes had weakened IS in Iraq, but the group could be expected to regroup [...]
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Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women
www.theatlantic.com
For the last six decades, presidents have treated the treasurer position as a low-risk, high-visibility job that promotes the appearance of diversity while rewarding a loyal supporter.  [...]
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As Usual, Washington Follows the Buck
inthesetimes.com
When it comes to party politics, Big Money wins over big principles. [...]
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Political Polarization in the American Public
www.people-press.org
Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in recent history. And these trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. [...]
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Government Looks to Mandate Black Boxes for Vehicles
www.thenewamerican.com
Federal and state governments are developing plans to require motor vehicles to feature mandatory tracking devices capable of reporting real-time vehicle location, speed, and mileage to government authorities. by Raven Clabough [...]
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Mark Steyn: ‘The governing institutions of the United States are utterly repulsive and disgusting’
dailycaller.com
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio Thursday, National Review columnist Mark Steyn gave a scathing rebuke to the U.S. federal government on the heels of its reopening on earlier in the day. [...]
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Why the Positive August Jobs Report Is Not Actually Positive
www.motherjones.com
The unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent but fewer Americans are employed. [...]
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U.S. Adds 169,000 Jobs in August, But Economic Outlook Remains Gloomy | TIME.com
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The Labor Department announced this morning that the American economy added 169,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment remained steady at 7.3%. In addition, it revised job gains in June and July downwards a total of 74,000 jobs -- meaning that the overall job gain implied by this report is jus... [...]
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