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The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Veterans Agency, Exempt from Cuts, Attempts to Cite Cuts for Delay

Federal agency managers have told President Barack Obama that the budget cuts known as sequestration would likely cause mass layoffs, jeopardize military medical care and cut nutrition assistance to poor children. The spending cuts, which may total $1.2 trillion over...

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A P2V Neptune U.S. patrol plane flies over a Soviet freighter during the Cuban missile crisis in this 1962 photograph.

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A P2V Neptune U.S. patrol plane flies over a Soviet freighter during the Cuban missile crisis in this 1962 photograph.

Some Sunshine: Tale of Two FOIA’s

The last day of “Sunshine Week”’ — celebrating the Freedom of Information Act and not the Age of Aquarius from “Hair” — rings kinda hollow to this defense reporter. Like many scribes, I was overjoyed — maybe too giddy —...

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Regulators Avoiding ‘La-La Land’ Fly Coach, With Some Exceptions

Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., recounts the time she was approached by a fellow airline passenger who joked that the FDIC must be short on cash for her to fly coach. “No, we have plenty...

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