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‘Am I crazy?' Deciding to work for the government

Jan 20, 2014
There have been pay freezes, hiring freezes, and on top of that, there was the shutdown just a few months ago.
Posted In: usps, Jobs, government

Major tech companies want government to ease up on the spying

Dec 9, 2013
Eight major tech companies have rallied against the NSA’s spying efforts in an openly published letter.
Posted In: nsa, spying, government, Tech

Filibuster reform: 'Nuclear option' melts Washington's hiring freeze

Nov 22, 2013
The Democrats go nuclear and finally crack the ice on what has amounted to a hiring freeze, since President Obama took office.
Posted In: government, filibuster, nuclear option, Senate

7 lessons the U.S. government could learn from Marketplace Money

Oct 4, 2013
Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
Posted In: government, Personal Finance, government shutdown 2013

Snowden NSA leak raises questions about intelligence contractors

Jun 10, 2013
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old private intelligence contractor has revealed himself as the NSA leaker. How did he get access and what does it say about our intelligence apparatus?
Posted In: government, nsa, surveillance, contractors

Friday furloughs mean less services

May 24, 2013
Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
Posted In: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government

If millionaires formed a political party, they'd have a lock on government

May 9, 2013
A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Posted In: government, Congress, politics

Cass Sunstein on making government simpler, not smaller

Apr 8, 2013
As head of the White House office that deals with government regulation under President Obama, Cass Sunstein pushed for fewer rules and lower costs. His new book lays out a path for simpler, if not smaller, government going forward.
Posted In: government

Is running the government like running a business?

Oct 31, 2012
Running the U.S. economy is just like running a business, right? Not necessarily. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the differences between a president and CEO.
Posted In: president, ceo, business, government, elections

The Digital Vote: States and Nonprofits Push for Voter Registration Online

Sep 24, 2012
Let's start with the anatomy of a troll: First you email. Then you follow up with a text. Then, if all else fails, you place a phone call. All of this to get your kid in college to register to vote. Technology to the rescue?
Posted In: online voter registration, voter registration, government, election

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