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Federal, Policy

The DOJ sues Google for ad dominance, wants to break company up

January 25, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

It has been expected for some time, but today the Justice Department and eight states are suing Google over its purported domination of the online advertising market. The government has a problem with Google’s position in “ad tech,” or the […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

GAO pegs unemployment insurance fraud tally at more than $60 billion

January 24, 2023

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office said in two new reports issued Monday that getting reliable data on government fraud is extremely difficult, while hazarding that unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic may be in excess of $60 billion. The reports come […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats push to eliminate the debt ceiling, allow unlimited government borrowing

January 23, 2023

Via: Fox News

Dozens of House Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the debt ceiling, which would allow the government to borrow without any limit set by Congress. The federal government hit the $31.381 trillion debt ceiling last week, and House Republicans […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court leak report findings: Lax security, loose lips

January 20, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Eight months, 126 formal interviews and a 23-page report later, the Supreme Court said it has failed to discover who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion overturning abortion rights. The report released by the court Thursday is the apparent […]


Federal, Policy

House Oversight Committee to hold border hearing in early February

January 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the Biden administration’s border policies in early February, kicking off what is expected to be a series of hearings on the issue amid widespread GOP criticism. Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer, […]


Federal, Policy

Missouri’s new senator vows to fight ‘overzealous’ Biden administration

January 19, 2023

Via: Fox News

Eric Schmitt, the former Missouri attorney general who led the first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the Biden administration, alleging collusion with Big Tech to censor speech, vows to bring the same “fighting spirit” as a freshman senator to the 118th Congress. “I […]


Federal, Policy

US divided over Roe’s repeal as abortion foes gird for march

January 18, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, […]


Federal, Policy

Biden political future clouded by classified document probe

January 13, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Virtually everything was going right for President Joe Biden as he opened the year. His approval ratings were ticking up. Inflation was slowing. And as Democrats united behind his likely reelection campaign, Republicans were at war with themselves after a […]


Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Biden taking “absolutely wrong approach” to crack down on Big Tech, critics say

January 12, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

As president, Joe Biden has made it clear that he wants to lead the charge to change how Big Tech operates in the US. In a rare op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Biden heavily criticized tech companies while outlining […]


Federal, Policy

US to max out on debt soon, setting up political fight

January 11, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government is on track to max out on its $31.4 trillion borrowing authority as soon as this month, starting the clock on an expected standoff between President Joe Biden and the new House Republican majority that will test […]


Federal, Policy

Having elected House speaker, Republicans try governing

January 9, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Electing the House speaker may have been the easy part. Now House Republicans will try to govern. Speaker Kevin McCarthy passed his first test late Monday as the Republicans approved their rules package for governing House operations, typically a routine […]


Federal, Policy

Biden toughens border, offers legal path for 30,000 a month

January 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally, his boldest move yet to confront the arrivals of migrants that have spiraled since he took office […]


Federal, Policy

US House has no members, no rules as speaker race drags on

January 4, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

As Republicans continue to squabble over who will be the next speaker, there are essentially no members in the U.S. House of Representatives — only members-elect. Without a speaker, none of the them can be sworn in, and the 118th […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats slam House GOP rules package as extreme ‘MAGA’ agenda

January 3, 2023

Via: Fox News

House Democrats are slamming the incoming GOP majority’s priorities for the 118th Congress, labeling it as “extreme MAGA” and out of touch. “The Extreme MAGA Republicans have apparently learned nothing from their historic underperformance in the midterm elections. Instead of […]


Federal, Policy

Afghan refugees in US face uncertainty as legislation stalls

December 30, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Congress has failed so far to create a path to residency for Afghans who worked alongside U.S. soldiers in America’s longest war, pushing into limbo tens of thousands of refugees who fled Taliban control more than two years ago and […]


Federal, Policy

Jan. 6 takeaways: Final revelations from investigation

December 30, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Destroyed documents. Suggestions of pardoning violent rioters. Quiet talks among cabinet officials about whether then-President Donald Trump should be removed from office. Interview transcripts released by House investigators in recent days — more than 100 so far — give further […]


Federal, Policy

US Census Bureau redefines meaning of ‘urban’ America

December 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Almost 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the U.S. lost their status as urban areas on Thursday as the U.S. Census Bureau released a new list of places considered urban based on revised criteria. Around 3.5 million residents living in […]


Federal, Policy

How Government is Dealing With Flying Space Junk

December 28, 2022

Via: Nextgov

There are more than 5,500 active satellites in orbit as of this spring, a number that is projected to grow to 58,000 by 2030, according to the Government Accountability Office. However, when these satellites are no longer in use and […]


Federal, Policy

House set to pass $1.7T spending bill over GOP objections

December 23, 2022

Via: Fox News

The House of Representatives is set to pass a $1.7 trillion spending bill on Friday over the objections of Republicans who unsuccessfully urged their Senate GOP colleagues to reject the bill. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will push it through along […]


Federal, Policy

Migrants at US-Mexico border await ruling on asylum limits

December 22, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Francisco Palacios waited for four hours with his wife and 3-year-old daughter at a border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego early Wednesday before going to a nearby hotel for a three-hour nap. They came back, bags packed, only to […]