Government Oversight

Misperception of Government Benefits Makes Trimming Them Harder
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The view that Medicare recipients get only what they have paid for through taxes, premiums and medical co-payments has challenged lawmakers as they try to limit spending.

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Kirk becomes second Senate Republican to back same-sex marriage
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Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the second Senate Republican to support marriage rights for same-sex couples, saying that “government has no place” in blocking loving marriages.Kirk, in a statement released by his office, joined Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, R, in supporting gay and lesbian couples’ right to marry. Portman announced his support for […]

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Is the sequester putting you at risk?
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With between a 5 percent and 8 percent cut in non-entitlement federal spending in effect since March 1, Americans might wonder whether the spending limits, known as the sequester, are jeopardizing their safety when it comes to the risks of nuclear power plants, federal inmates, and other dangers that the federal government is responsible for […]

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‘Dangers of Surveillance’: Privacy Expert Reviews Why Increased Spying Is Bad
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(Photo: Shutterstock.com) GPS and cellphone tracking. Facial recognition cameras. Dones that can tell if someone is armed. Digital spying. All are among emerging technologies and techniques that are increasingly being used by everyone from law enforcement to clothing stores. Those concerned about individual privacy often have a strong reaction to the use of such technology, […]

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Report: Obamacare Credits Could Trigger Surprise Tax Bills
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President Obama. (Official White House Flickr.) WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income. President Barack Obama’s new health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health […]

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Former SEC Chief Lands at Consultant
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Former SEC chief Mary Schapiro is joining consulting firm Promontory Financial Group, which has built a reputation as a shadow regulator by hiring scores of former government officials.

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Win for Medicare Advantage Insurers
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Health insurers stand to get significantly more money for running Medicare Advantage plans next year than they had feared, according to new government rates.

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