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Social Security Administration prepares for shutdown, cuts

The Obama administration and congressional Republicans insist they're working to avoid a government shutdown on March 4 if they can't agree on spending levels. But at least some federal agencies are planning ahead, just in case. Officials with the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 22, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Budget, Eye Opener, Government Shutdown  
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What might a government shutdown look like?

If President Obama and congressional Republicans fail to agree soon on how to fund the final seven months of the fiscal year, some veterans might not receive benefits checks and other Americans would be unable to apply for Social Security. The State Department might not issue new passports, unemployment statistics would not publish as scheduled.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 17, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
Categories:  Budget, Eye Opener, Government Shutdown  
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Federal Budget 2012: Tell us what you think

Live chat Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the president's budget

By Lisa Rein  | February 15, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Federal Budget 2012: 15,000 more federal workers?

Despite the focus on cutting back the size and scope of government, the Obama administration's proposed 2012 budget would add about 15,000 employees to the federal payroll when compared to the estimates for the current fiscal year.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 15, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues  
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The Valentine's Day budget (Video)

The Federal Eye spoke with Morris Jones on Monday's "Capital Insider" about President Obama's proposed 2012 federal budget.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 15, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget, Video Report  
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Postal Service on tap for $11B break in 2012 budget

President Obama's proposed 2012 budget doesn't say anything about raising stamp prices, ending Saturday mail deliveries or closing post offices, but it does attempt to remedy the perilous financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service by recommending about $11...

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 15, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Budget, Eye Opener, Postal Service  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Federal Budget 2012: Initial observations, Ed O'Keefe , February 14, 2011
Federal Budget 2012: Agency analysis, Emi Kolawole , February 14, 2011
Budget 2012: Civilian and military pay increases, Ed O'Keefe , February 14, 2011
Federal Budget 2012: Reaction to Obama's proposal, Emi Kolawole , February 14, 2011
Federal Budget 2012: What to watch for, part 2, Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder , February 14, 2011
Federal Budget 2012: What you think, Ed O'Keefe , February 13, 2011
Federal Budget 2012: What to watch for, Ed O'Keefe , February 11, 2011
New GOP proposal targets federal workforce, Lisa Rein , January 21, 2011
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, Craig Whitlock , January 6, 2011
Cuts in federal building costs under review, Ed O'Keefe , October 27, 2010
Government sets reduction targets on data centers, Marjorie Censer , October 11, 2010
OMB nominee Lew warns of 'critical' fiscal period, Ed O'Keefe , September 16, 2010
More demands of Jack Lew, Ed O'Keefe , September 16, 2010
Who is Jack Lew and what should he do?, Ed O'Keefe , September 16, 2010
Gates starts outlining Pentagon cuts, Ed O'Keefe , September 14, 2010
Military bands on Gates's chopping block?, Ed O'Keefe , August 24, 2010
Peter Orszag says goodbye in letter, Rachel Weiner , July 30, 2010
The Federal Eye on 'Top Line' (Video), Ed O'Keefe , July 19, 2010
Is the Postal Service owed $50B or $75B?, Ed O'Keefe , July 1, 2010
The government is cutting IT out, Ed O'Keefe , June 28, 2010
The Air Force switches cellphone plans, Ed O'Keefe , June 16, 2010
OMB's Zients cutting through red tape, Ed O'Keefe , June 14, 2010
NASA's new plan: Technology before destination, Ed O'Keefe , February 2, 2010
2011 Budget: Reactions, Ed O'Keefe , February 1, 2010
The Federal Eye talks 2011 budget on CNBC, Ed O'Keefe , February 1, 2010
2011 Budget: Spending cuts and reductions, Ed O'Keefe , February 1, 2010
Eye Opener: A Budget Day Preview, Ed O'Keefe , February 1, 2010
White House calls for $20B in budget cuts, Ed O'Keefe , January 30, 2010
 
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