Taco Bell is pushing the Federal Reserve to start printing $2 bills once again, a half-serious effort also meant to promote the chain's $2 Meal Deal.
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:
The union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents is defending the actions of a colleague who shot and killed a Mexican teenager on Monday -- the second killing of a Mexican by U.S. agents in two weeks.
A watchdog report on a "dysfunctional" and chaotic management system at Arlington National Cemetery, with more than 100 (and maybe thousands more) unmarked graves confirms the worst fears of many who've monitored almost two years of award-winning reports about abuse at one of the nation's most important sites.
A top U.S. Postal Service official is out of a job following an incident last week in Sterling involving a female postal worker.
During a generally warm welcome at his confirmation hearing Thursday, two Republican senators pressed John S. Pistole, President Obama’s latest nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration, to reject collective bargaining rights for airport screeners.
As Day 52 (!!) of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster continues, take a gander at the Web efforts launched in the recent weeks to inform the public about the federal response:
By The Post's Ed O'Keefe and Jonathan O'Connell: It soon could be lights out at thousands of government buildings across the country with President Obama scheduled to sign a memo Thursday ordering federal agencies to cut $8 billion worth of...
Let there be no doubt: Peter Orszag has declared war on the government's computers.
Under the new policy, which takes effect Thursday, a doctor must attest that the person is undergoing clinical treatment for gender transition, State said. Limited-validity passports will also be available to applicants in the process of gender transition, the department added.
Almost three-quarters of the Defense Department employees who have been moved from its ill-fated pay for performance system received a pay increase when they returned to the General Schedule pay system that covers most federal workers.
Do not adjust your television: The U.S. Postal Service is co-starring with characters from the "Toy Story 3" movie in a new 30-second television commercial.
Take a look back at the last few weeks, and it seems the White House is issuing orders to federal agencies at a feverish pace.
A package of decorative eggs prompted a grenade scare and the evacuation of an Atlanta federal building on Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.
Polls show that two-thirds of taxpayers are pretty sure the government is wasting their money. And White House budget director Peter Orszag thinks he knows why: decrepit systems and facilities compared with the private sector.
The CATO Institute has released its latest in what has become a series of reports about "Overpaid Federal Workers," as the current installment is titled.
Citing costs and a potential impact on morale, the Defense Department has once again declined to support legislation that would change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Chat With The Eye: Super Duper Tuesday; Elena Kagan; John McCain, George W. Bush, Rand Paul and Brooks and Dunn
Tuesday's Post Politics Hour took a decidedly political bent as dozens of primaries are held on this Super Duper Tuesday. Read highlights of the chat below:
The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America, and an endangered species.
Looks like the potential negative impact of the BP oil spill might be felt well beyond the White House, Interior Department and Minerals Management Service.
The National Park Service will honor Ranger Scott Emmerich on Tuesday evening as the recipient of this year’s Harry Yount Award, the agency’s highest honor for park rangers.
Formal requests for federal data and information dropped by more than 47,000 in fiscal 2009 compared with the previous year, a drop the Obama administration ties to its decision to post more government data online.
Government watchdogs spend most of their time tracking allegations of waste, fraud and abuse, but some investigators pursue long-lost or stolen government art.
The Greeks' offer was a gracious one: The giant pieces of sculpture for Washington's new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial needed to be transported from China. Perhaps Greece, with its large shipping industry and admiration for the civil rights leader, could arrange for vessels to move the monument for free.
Contrary to recent suggestions, the Federal Trade Commission is not pushing for a new tax on online news stars like Matt Drudge and Arianna Huffington... at least not yet.
Is federal job security a thing of the past thanks to Republican proposals to cut government jobs and freeze pay? Maybe not, but The Federal Eye appeared on Friday's "Fox 5 Morning News" to discuss several GOP cost-cutting proposals.