Paid federal family leave faces Senate uncertainty after ‘huge win’ in House


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Black lung disease cases grow, while federal program’s financing suffers


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While the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund has been in debt since 1979, its financial situation is increasingly bleak. The trust fund’s penury is exacerbated this year’s 55 percent decrease in the coal tax, declining coal production and coal company bankruptcies.

Black lung disease cases grow, while federal program’s financing suffers


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Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions


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It’s been almost 26 months since a federal court judge stymied President Trump’s effort to undermine the power of federal unions through three executive orders. But that hasn’t stopped relentless attempts to reach the same goal through a different route.

These USDA employees face a stark choice: Move to Kansas City or be fired


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Agriculture Department officials have told workers at two agencies that they have two choices: relocate to the Kansas City area or face firing. With many declining relocation, the move will seriously disrupt the work of the department’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

These USDA employees face a stark choice: Move to Kansas City or be fired


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Agriculture Department officials have told workers at two agencies that they have two choices: relocate to the Kansas City area or face firing. With many declining relocation, the move will seriously disrupt the work of the department’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Whistleblower says VA ordered fake appointments to cut waiting list


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The Department of Veterans Affairs moved to fire a whistleblowing psychologist one day before her House testimony.

400,000 households could lose food stamps under Trump plan expected soon


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Democrats are critical of potential guidelines that Republicans favor to tighten eligibility requirements.

Trump is outsourcing government to temps. Why that might not be good.


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Federal government contracts have more than doubled since 2016, a workers rights group says.

Passport agency boosts minimum routine application wait time by 50 percent


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The processing time for routine service jumps from six to eight weeks. Until May 31, the interval between application and delivery was four to six weeks. Expedited service is available in two to three weeks, for an extra $60.

Passport agency boosts minimum routine application wait time by 50 percent


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The processing time for routine service jumps from six to eight weeks. Until May 31, the interval between application and delivery was four to six weeks. Expedited service is available in two to three weeks, for an extra $60.

Your airport security line could get longer next year


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Understaffing isn’t good for anyone, but it might be worse for passengers than for the officers who inspect them and their belongings.

Does VA have a secret wait list for health care? Key members of Congress want to know.


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A whistleblower says internal and public records have different data about how many veterans are waiting for care.

Does VA have a secret wait list for health care? Key members of Congress want to know.


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A whistleblower says internal and public records have different data about how many veterans are waiting for care.

Whistleblower says there’s a secret VA wait list for care. The department says that’s not true.


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The former Marine has filed official complaints charging VA with retaliation because of his whistleblowing.

Whistleblower says there’s a secret VA wait list for care. The department says that’s not true.


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The former Marine has filed official complaints charging VA with retaliation because of his whistleblowing.

Her daughter died at Charlottesville. She wants the feds to do more to fight hate.


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Susan Bro went to Congress to fight white supremacy violence and for more aggressive federal action against it

Almost 16 million voters were removed from the rolls. We should be alarmed.


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The worst practices are those that rob Americans of the franchise because of errors, overly aggressive attempts to clean voting lists and voting roll manipulation designed to influence elections and political power.

Trump wants to blow up this federal agency. Democrats want more information.


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Dale Cabaniss, Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Personnel Management, offers no specifics on how the 5,565-employee agency would be dismantled.

Terrorism, immigration efforts hampered by Homeland Security vacancies


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“In the best of times, DHS is an unruly and difficult-to-manage organization,” a former inspector general told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. “We are not in the best of times.”