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Federal Eye: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

Friday Feedback: 'Potty Parity', Duncan's proposed March Madness ban and stimulus fraud

A sampling of some of the comments from this week's most popular Federal Eye items. The thoughts expressed below do not represent the views of The Federal Eye or The Washington Post.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  About the Blog  
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White House to vets: VA health care safe from reform

In a last-minute effort to calm the nerves of skeptical military veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday night that its health care system would remain untouched by ongoing reform efforts.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 19, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Administration, Health Care  
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Eye Opener: Postal Service defends cutbacks

Postmaster General John E. Potter defended his proposals to cut mail delivery and close post offices on Thursday, arguing that several major American brands have made cuts to ensure future viability.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues  
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Ex-general links gay troops to Bosnian genocide

A retired Marine general told senators on Thursday that the Dutch Army failed to protect the city of Srebrenica during the Bosnian war partly because of gay troops.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 18, 2010; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
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SEC chairman discusses Lehman oversight (Video)

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro speaks with Post editorial writer Chuck Lane about the agency's oversight of Lehman Brothers Holdings.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 18, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Video Report  
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Cabinet secretaries make Final Four picks

As the March Madness tournament begins this afternoon, President Obama thinks the Kansas Jayhawks will win, but some Cabinet secretaries contacted by The Federal Eye think otherwise.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 18, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Administration  
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Lawmakers push 'Potty Parity' at federal sites

Lawmakers on a House panel literally have gone all the way to the bathroom to strike bipartisan accord.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 18, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Congress, Workplace Issues  
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Eye Opener: March 18, 2010

Happy Thursday! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here. • March Madness Begins: Have you signed up for The Post's 65 Bracket Challenge? You have until Noon ET Thursday to sign up and pick...

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 18, 2010; 6:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Duncan wants March Madness ban for teams with low grad rates

Basketball-playing Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants the NCAA to ban colleges and universities with low athlete graduation rates from participating in the annual March Madness college basketball tournament.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Administration, Agencies and Departments  
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HUD probing gay housing discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to study the impact of housing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, fulfilling the wishes of gay rights groups who believe landlords regularly discriminate based on sexual orientation.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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How long does it take to fill out a census form?

The Federal Eye and Mrs. Eye received their 2010 census form in the mail on Tuesday and decided to test the Census Bureau's "10 Questions, 10 Minutes" promise.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Census, Video Report  
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Another TV show about feds: 'Justified'

There's a new movie that features the Transportation Security Administration and now there's a new television show featuring U.S. Marshals.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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GAO: TSA scanners may not have stopped Detroit bomb plot

President Obama's push to deploy body-imaging scanners at airports worldwide will cost U.S. taxpayers roughly $3 billion over eight years, congressional investigators report, but it is unclear that the controversial devices would have caught an alleged al-Qaeda terrorist who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner with explosives hidden in his underwear.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eye Opener: How did IRS workers survive that plane crash?

Have you wondered how so many people safely escaped last month's plane crash at Internal Revenue Service offices in Texas?

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 17, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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'Borrowed time' for federal building security?

Union officials said Tuesday that the government agency responsible for protecting more than 9,000 federal facilities is poorly funded, understaffed and on “borrowed time” as it works to protect government installations amid a recent spate of attacks targeted at federal...

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Congress, Workplace Issues  
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Tips for avoiding census scammers

It's census time again, and police are offering tips on how to avoid con artists who may use the "official snapshot of the country" as a opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting people.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Census  
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Chat With The Eye: health-care reform, Virginia Thomas and the Tea Party and White House vs. Supreme Court

Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour, which included several queries about the health-care reform endgame, the White House vs. Supreme Court spat and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama weighs in on 'Sunshine Week'

It's Sunshine Week, an annual attempt by good government groups and news organizations to promote better access to government information. The week started with a critical report suggesting the Obama administration's first year of efforts to improve access to government information have yielded mixed results.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Government probing thousands of stimulus complaints

The Obama administration's economic recovery program has triggered more than 1,700 fraud complaints since it launched last year, according to a new report.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Tracking the Stimulus  
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Eye Opener: A supporting acting nod to TSA

The Transportation Security Administration is back in the spotlight again, playing a prominent role in the new movie, "She's Out of My League."

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New multimillion-dollar scholarship to fund federal careers

Heirs to a supermarket fortune will launch a multimillion-dollar scholarship foundation on Tuesday designed to encourage college graduate students to pursue federal government careers in national security, foreign policy and international development. The Robertson Foundation for Government plans eventually to...

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 15, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Federal employees warned about March Madness

A federal employee attempted to enter The Post's bracket challenge at the workplace and was denied. The employee sent along this e-mail from the employee's agency, sent out last Friday. It provides high comedy.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 15, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Andy Rooney on the struggling U.S. Postal Service

"60 Minutes" last night repeated Andy Rooney's October commentary about the future of the U.S. Postal Service, during which he called plans to close thousands of post offices "crazy."

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 15, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Eye Opener: Is Obama's government open enough?

The Obama administration's first year of efforts to improve access to government information have yielded mixed results, according to an audit of freedom of information act requests set for release on Monday. The report also found that the oldest FOIA requests date back to 1992.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight  
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