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Federal Eye: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Spotted: Chu Marks Bike to Work Day

Energy Secretary Stephen Chu arrives on his bicycle to attend a 'Bike to Work Day' event at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined other D.C.-area bikers in marking...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 15, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Reason Teleworking Works

Administration officials regularly use buzzwords and talking points whenever they make public appearances, in an effort to drive home the message of the day or the president's priorities. These days, most Cabinet secretaries manage to reference the goodness of the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 15, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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Nominee Promises Politics-Free Census

President Obama's nominee to serve as director of the U.S. Census Bureau ruled out the use of statistical adjustments in next year's Census and said he would resign in the face of potential political influence. Robert Groves, President Obama's nominee...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 15, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Census, Confirmation Hearings  
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Eye Opener: Gates: 'I Don't Enjoy My Job'

Happy Friday! Defense Secretary Robert Gates demonstrates refreshing candor in a rare television interview airing on Sunday's "60 Minutes." Katie Couric joined the secretary on his recent travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan for what's billed as the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Lawmakers Blast DHS Swine Flu Policy

Lawmakers blasted the Department of Homeland Security today for not formalizing the use of protective face masks by employees working along the U.S.-Mexico border during the recent swine flu outbreak, suggesting the department has placed bureaucratic considerations ahead of the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 14, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Congress  
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Old Faithful Incident Broadcasts Controversy

Two men are seen trespassing at Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park on May 4 in this image taken from a National Park Service Web cam. (Photo courtesy of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) The National Park Service...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 14, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Eye Opener: Clinton Now Believes in Change

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at New York University graduation ceremonies on Wednesday. (Reuters Photo by Mike Segar) Happy Thursday! One year ago tonight, Hillary Rodham Clinton won the West Virginia primary and suggested her victory was a...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 14, 2009; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Spotted: LaHood Makes Waves in NYC

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking Wednesday in New York City. (Courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Transportation) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made waves of all sorts in New York City today, presenting awards to volunteers that helped save passengers aboard...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Theater Boss Tapped for NEA

Nathan Lane, (left), and Matthew Broderick, (right), star in "The Producers," a Broadway production once backed by Obama's nominee to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. (Photo by WNET- Paul Kolnik) By The Post's Jacqueline Trescott: The White...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Revolving Door  
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Senate GOP Blocks Obama Interior Nominee

By Paul Kane in Capitol Briefing: Updated, 1:10 p.m. ET: At a press conference after the vote, Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) vowed to bring the nomination back to the floor next week when all Democrats would be...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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OMB Issues New Stimulus Guidelines for States

Updated 3:18 p.m. ET The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will allow states to use a small fraction of the economic stimulus funding they receive for oversight or auditing purposes, a decision sought by several states facing serious financial...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Oversight  
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Cabinet Commences Commencement Addresses

President Obama will make his first of three commencement addresses today at Arizona State University, with a (controversial) appearance scheduled for Sunday at Notre Dame University and another speech at the Naval Academy on May 22. Several Cabinet secretaries,...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eye Opener: Federal Spending Saves D.C.

Happy Wednesday! The Post 200 hits newsstands and the Web today, our annual review of the Washington region's business climate. And (shocker!) it turns out that federal spending has once again saved the economy of our Federal City: "The...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 13, 2009; 5:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Wants Healthier Federal Employees

It might be time for more federal employees to take up basketball like the exerciser-in-chief has been known to do. (AP File Photo by Jae C. Hong) Updated 1:03 p.m. ET You know the saying that if you want...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 12, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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Vitter Lifts Objections to FEMA Nominee

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has lifted his hold on the nomination of Craig Fugate to serve as the next FEMA director, ending a holdup criticized by the White House, Senate Democrats and some of Vitter's Republican colleagues as an unnecessary...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 12, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Confirmation Hearings, Congress  
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NASA's Mission to Repair Hubble

The Washington Post's NASA reporter Joel Achenbach reports this week from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. "Almost overlooked in the hoopla over Monday's launch of...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 12, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eye Opener: Mid-Level Nominees Get Hearings

Happy Tuesday! If you need proof that the presidential transition is nowhere near over, consider today's Senate committee schedule, which is packed with confirmation hearings for mid-level political appointees: Veterans Affairs votes on the assistant secretary nominations of Roger...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 12, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video Attacks David Vitter for FEMA Holdup

The FEMA flareup between Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Democrats continues today as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a Web-only video attacking the lawmaker's continued opposition to Craig Fugate, President Obama's nominee to serve as director of the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 11, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Confirmation Hearings, Congress  
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Census Nominee Would Resign to Avoid Politics

President Obama's nominee to serve as Census director said he would rather resign than permit politics to interfere with the census, according to written responses to questions submitted by lawmakers in advance of his confirmation hearing. Asked about potential political...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 11, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Census Nominee's Hearing Moved Yet Again

Maybe the third time's a charm. Senators have once again postponed the confirmation hearing for Robert Groves, President Obama's choice to serve as Census Bureau director. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee had originally scheduled the hearing for...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 11, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Census, Confirmation Hearings, Congress  
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Eye Opener: May 11, 2009

You know, it's been a whirlwind of activity these first hundred days. We've enacted a major economic recovery package, we passed a budget, we forged a new path in Iraq, and no President in history has ever named three Commerce...

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 11, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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