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Federal News Radio | May 19, 2016

House Republicans want to change the way agencies make rules

House Republicans want to increase transparency in the process federal agencies use to make rules. But their Democratic colleagues say it would have the opposite effect, decreasing the amount of information agencies release to the public.

The Washington Post | May 19, 2016

Top House Republican moves to censure IRS chief

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced a resolution on Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, raising the stakes in the GOP war against the tax collector days before a hearing on whether to impeach him.

The Washington Post | May 19, 2016

EPA employees on hearing agenda, but that’s not all

Reading Assistant Inspector General Patrick Sullivan’s full statement to a House hearing might give the impression that the Environmental Protection Agency is a rogue’s gallery of cheats, thieves and reprobates.

Fox News | May 17, 2016

GOP reps hammer WH aide Rhodes at hearing; senators seek firing

Republican condemnation of a top White House aide who boasted about the administration’s success selling the Iran deal to the public reached new levels on Tuesday, as several senators urged President Obama to fire him and a House committee looking into his claims went forward with its hearing – even though he didn’t show up to testify.

The Washington Post | May 16, 2016

GSA says cyber ‘mistake’ was ‘no breach’; others investigate

A Government Services Administration office known as 18F functions as a computer consultancy for federal agencies and says it was "built in the spirit of America's top tech startups." - See more at: http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/gsa-says-cyber-mistake-was-no-breach-others-investigate#sthash.LEpeTLE1.dpuf

The Hill | May 16, 2016

Pavlich: Don’t let the IRS get away with political targeting

In May 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed what many conservative activists already knew: Tea Party groups were inappropriately targeted and intimidated by the government agency between 2010 and 2013. Tea Party leaders applying for tax-exempt status were asked prying, personal questions and threatened with prison time for application mistakes or for failing to comply with IRS requests.

The Wall Street Journal | May 16, 2016

Ben Rhodes Won’t Attend House Hearing on Iran ‘Narratives’

The White House and congressional Republicans are once again sparring over the Iran nuclear deal, with the House Oversight Committee chairman calling on one of President Barack Obama’s top aides to testify at a hearing about how the administration sold the agreement to the public.

The Washington Post | May 12, 2016

Beware what you post: Federal employees may face government scrutiny on social media

Federal employees may want to be more prudent when posting to social media and more selective about selfies, as the government eyes their online activities to gauge their trustworthiness.

Time | May 12, 2016

The TSA Has Stopped Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has stopped the practice of prosecuting its internal whistleblowers through reassignment, the agency’s head said Thursday.

The Washington Post | May 12, 2016

TSA struggles with balancing speed and security at airport checkpoints

Mushrooming airport checkpoint lines have passengers fuming, and thousands of them are missing their flights, but the challenge of balancing speed and security was captured in a single comment on Capitol Hill on Thursday.