Archive for September 2014

Providing funding to developing countries

September 12, 2014 - 07:09 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

Amanda Femal, Asian and Middle East team leader with the U.S. Agency for International Development, has helped raise more $1 billion for more than 40 developing nations.

Find out more about her story, here.

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Buying the Senate

September 12, 2014 - 07:06 PM
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This November's midterm elections are less than 60 days away, and both sides are spending millions to maintain the advantage.
Now, the fate of the Senate only hinges on a few elections.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the cost of winning the Senate with Capital Insider.

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Taxing the Internet

September 10, 2014 - 06:22 PM
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The clock is running out on a measure that would bar state and federal governments from imposing a tax on internet access.

Should Congress renew the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act?

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed ITFFA and the billion dollar loss suffered by USPS with Capital Insider.

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The deal with earmarks

September 9, 2014 - 05:20 PM
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Over the years, lawmakers have crusaded to cut pork in Washington. Now, new targeted spending efforts are beginning to pop-up in legislation.

Troy Schneider, editor-in-chief at FCW, discussed the re-emergence of earmarks and federal cloud acquisition with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 8, 2014 - 02:18 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss Obama's fiery rhetoric on ISIS, the 2014 Midterm Elections, and the McDonnell conviction.

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Treating drug addiction

September 5, 2014 - 05:53 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

Thomas Browne, deputy director for the Office of Anticrime Programs at the State Department, spent 30 years transforming drug prevention and addiction treatment programs in 70 countries around the world.

Find out more about his story, here.

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Educating homeless youth

September 4, 2014 - 01:59 PM
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More than 1.6 million children experience homelessness each year. Now, one grant program is working to ensure they receive an education.

Kay Brown, director of education, workforce, and income security issues with the GAO, discussed the McKinney-Vento act and EHCY with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 2, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the lack of U.S. strategy on ISIS, Sen. Rand Paul's criticism of Hillary Clinton, and Obama's tan suit.

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