Government Oversight

What’s Your Constitutional IQ? This Popular Game Is on a Mission to Teach ‘Constitutional Literacy’
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Courtesy Cognitive Square, INC. Pam and Dave Barret have long been concerned with what they call “constitutional literacy.” And with their extensive backgrounds in education, it was only a matter of time before they came up with Constitution Quest, an innovative twist on teaching people the fundamentals of the supreme law of the United States. […]

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U.S. to Pay Down Debt
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The federal government said it would pay down the national debt this quarter for the first time in six years.

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Exclusive–Senator: Immigration Bill Gives Amnestied Residents 'Immediate' Access to Welfare
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The immigration bill introduced to the Senate a week and a half ago would, if passed, allow illegal immigrants to access state and local welfare benefits immediately, Breitbart News has learned. The financial impact of allowing potentially millions of immigrants onto state and local public assistance could overwhelm these programs’ budgets. Senate Budget Committee ranking […]

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Zelizer: When will Obama reform our government?
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Julian Zelizer says President Obama’s trouble has more to do with the way government works rather than his skills.

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Has the government bungled Boston?
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Lawmakers disagree about whether investigators could have done more to stop the Boston bombings, and whether they’re handling the post-mortem appropriately

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Video: 4/27: Russian wiretap on Boston bombing suspect reveals talks about jihad; Teen turns algae into alternative fuel
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The U.S. government learned that Russian authorities secretly recorded a phone call between Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother in 2011 where they spoke about jihad; and 17-year-old Sara Volz from Colorado is breeding new types of algae and is working on a way to convert it into a source of alternative fuel.

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‘Largely Tepid’? Critics Aren’t Impressed by Conan O’Brien Correspondents’ Speech
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Comedian Conan O’Brien (L) smiles as US President Barack Obama (C) and US first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Comedian Conan O’Brien hosted the 2013 White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, and according to reports, he didn’t exactly stun […]

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