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Another Botched Government Handout Could Cost Taxpayers Millions — The federal government has a pretty embarrassing track record when it comes to administering financial relief in the wake of major disasters like hurricanes and floods. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has taken plenty of heat for routinely botching disaster relief -and doling it out to the wrong people.

Obamacare Arguments Leave More Questions than Answers — It was a big day for Obamacare advocates and adversaries as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case that could potentially invalidate a key piece of the health care law that provides subsidized health coverage to millions of Americans. The high stakes case of King v.

$65 Billion Later, U.S. Hands the Reins to a Weak Afghan Army — Since 2002, the United States has poured at least $65 billion into building up, training and equipping Afghan National Security Forces so they could stand up against insurgents once U.S. soldiers and their allies returned home. However, more than a decade later, that plan, along with the Afghan National Security Forces, seems to be slowly falling apart.

Your Next Flight Could Be Hit By a Cyber Attack — Could your airplane be hacked? A federal watchdog is afraid so. The National Airspace System that controls America's airports and air traffic control centers is vulnerable to cyber attacks - and the Federal Aviation Administration has not done enough to address the weaknesses.

If Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare, GOP Says It Has a Plan — If the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, a group of Republicans say they have a plan to prevent millions from losing their subsidized health care coverage. The stakes are high in the high-profile case of King v.

Federal Waste, Fraud and Abuse — For nearly 40 years, American taxpayers have been relying on inspectors general to monitor how the federal government spends taxpayers' hard-earned money. The watchdogs do a relatively good job of identifying inefficiencies and ferretting out wrongdoing at the federal agencies they oversee.

Kerry Insists U.S. Is Winning Against ISIS — Secretary of State John Kerry insists the U.S. is on its way to success in the effort to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. His comments were in stark contrast to the dire warnings issued last week from National Security Director James Clapper, as well as increasingly grim reports coming from the region.

Federal Inspectors Need More Authority to Do Their Jobs — Government officials have frequently been accused of blocking federal auditors and investigators from doing their jobs - leaving agencies vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse. Last August, a group of 47 Inspectors General sent a letter to Congress alleging that agencies were intentionally obstructing their investigations and delaying their work.

GOP Considers Plan to Spare Millions from Anti-Obamacare Decision — For months, Republicans have rallied around the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare-embracing it as their last real opportunity to bring down the president's health care law once and for all. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted as much during an interview with The Wall Street Journal in January, when he suggested that the legal challenge could successfully do what the GOP never could-repeal the law.

Obamacare Premiums Could Jump 255% If SCOTUS Rules for Plaintiffs — A new study by Avalere Health, a nonpartisan health consulting firm, found that insurance premiums sold on the federal exchange could surge by an average of 255 percent if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare and subsidies are eliminated. The study found that premium hikes varied depending on the state.
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Mar 04, 2015

RT @ChadPergram: Pre-emptive strike: DC Del Norton writes to Capitol Police Board asking for waiver for kids to sled at Capitol in anticipation of snowstorm.

Mar 04, 2015

New study says 15 percent of 2-year-olds drink as much as 4 ounces of coffee a day...what? ...why? stop.…

Mar 04, 2015

On day of King v. Burwell oral args @Gallup reports uninsured rate ↓ to 12.3%- would go back ↑ if Court sides w/ King…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @JeffYoung: If SCOTUS reporting were like sports reporting: "It's really gonna come down to whichever lawyer wants it more, Chris."

Mar 04, 2015

RT @aawayne: Interesting Verilli argument: If isn't an "exchange established by the state," no one's qualified to buy from it.

Mar 04, 2015

RT @MikeSacksEsq: Talked to 3 folk waiting at #SCOTUS. One is @mfcannon intern holding his boss' place. Gonna be a cold night. Hope he has health insurance!

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