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.
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.
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.
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.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro speaks with Post editorial writer Chuck Lane about the agency's oversight of Lehman Brothers Holdings.
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.
Lawmakers on a House panel literally have gone all the way to the bathroom to strike bipartisan accord.
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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.
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.
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.
There's a new movie that features the Transportation Security Administration and now there's a new television show featuring U.S. Marshals.
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.
Have you wondered how so many people safely escaped last month's plane crash at Internal Revenue Service offices in Texas?
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
The Transportation Security Administration is back in the spotlight again, playing a prominent role in the new movie, "She's Out of My League."
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...
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.
"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."
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.