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President's Day 2011

Monday is a federal holiday, meaning most (but certainly not all) federal employees have the day off. At the federal level, the holiday is officially known as "Washington's Birthday."

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 21, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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What did OMB have to do with the oil spill?

A scathing series of presidentially-mandated reports about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill blames the Office of Management and Budget for denying a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to release "worst-case discharge figures" before the full extent of the oil spill was known.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 7, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Administration, Nuts and Bolts  
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How to host a rally on the Mall

So you want to host an event on the National Mall? Plan ahead and budget at least $50.

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 26, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Nuts and Bolts  
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Original Magna Carta and replica get a cleaning

An elaborate gilded presentation case atop a sandstone pedestal, the Magna Carta display has resided in the Rotunda since 1976, when it was given as a gift to Congress by the British Parliament as part of the nation's bicentennial celebration.

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 20, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Nuts and Bolts  
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Yes, the IRS buys guns

Some readers have asked what ever happened to the Nuts and Bolts series, and The Eye thought it was time to revive it when Matt Drudge on Wednesday highlighted a proposed gun purchase by the Internal Revenue Service. The conservative...

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 4, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Nuts and Bolts  
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Explaining Employment and Unemployment Stats

It happens on the first Friday of every month: Government economists release new employment and unemployment statistics that gets widely quoted on television, on the Internet and in newspapers. But what exactly is that data? And who analyzes it?...

By Ed O'Keefe  | April 3, 2009; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Nuts and Bolts, Video Report  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Census 2010: One Year Away, Ed O'Keefe , April 1, 2009
Where the 'Hard to Counts' Live, Ed O'Keefe , March 26, 2009
GPO Launches 'Google' for Federal Docs, Ed O'Keefe , February 4, 2009
Washington-Area Federal Offices Open, Ed O'Keefe , January 27, 2009
Who Will Protect Hillary Clinton?, Ed O'Keefe , December 1, 2008
Nuts and Bolts: Bad Weather and Federal Holidays, Ed O'Keefe , November 28, 2008
Nuts and Bolts: Obama's Flight to D.C., Ed O'Keefe , November 14, 2008
 
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