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A government shutdown will affect jobs -- and jobs numbers

Sep 30, 2013
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Posted In: government shutdown, budget, Congress, jobs numbers, jobs report, Europe

Washington can get back to fixing the economy now

Sep 16, 2013
Now that a nomination fight over Larry Summers has been avoided, Washington can get back to work fixing the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Congress

August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Posted In: lobbyist, Washington, Congress, Congressional recess

It's the return of the debt ceiling debate

Aug 27, 2013
Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Congress

Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, Congress, Pentagon

The two most important surveillance stories this week

Aug 1, 2013
Newly revealed documents suggest deeper and more widespread NSA surveillance of emails and chat messages. And Oakland, California approves a plan for a new local surveillance center.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, surveillance, Congress

NSA surveillance survives House vote

Jul 25, 2013
The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance, big data, Congress

Congress takes up NSA's data mining allowance

Jul 24, 2013
The House of Representatives votes on an amendment to take away money from the NSA today. It's part of the $500 billion defense spending bill and it's got the tech industry up in arms.
Posted In: nsa, data mining, big data, Congress

Congress probes bank commodities, warehouse investments

Jul 23, 2013
The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil.
Posted In: banking, Congress, regulation, Goldman Sachs

Ben Bernanke's swan song

Jul 15, 2013
Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Congress, Obama congress, Federal Reserve

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