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Managing Federal Bureaucracy – Optimism, Accountability and Downsizing

Robert Charles, Prediction: Rough waters ahead. Federal Bureaucracy must be on the edge of their seats. President Trump is wasting no time. Results and accountability are watchwords. The trick will be managing for results, balancing inspiration and optimism with onrushing change and methodical downsizing. If the past week is prelude, the future is about to

Insurance Plan Could Give Doctors Incentive to Drop Sick Patients

Ben Johnson,   The plan could motivate doctors to engineer their patient base to exclude those most in need of care, experts say.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is offering a new small-group, employer-sponsored health insurance plan that rewards businesses whose employees obtain care from a narrow network of low-cost providers. Blue Cross

HUD’s Julian Castro violated federal law by touting Clinton in interview

Housing Secretary and potential Democratic vice-presidential prospect Julian Castro violated federal law when he touted Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in a media interview earlier this year, according to a federal watchdog report released Monday.  The seven-page report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded Castro violated the Hatch Act, which bars most Executive Branch officials

White House Investigated for Violating Anti-Corruption Law

 The watchdog organization Judicial Watch recently announced a new lawsuit they have filed against the White House, alleging violations of an anti-corruption law back in 2010. Allegations of corruption are nothing new with the current White House, with a multitude of examples to choose from.  In fact, the White House has been accused of openly

U.S. agency FinCEN rejected veterans in bid to hire lawyers

 A U.S. Treasury Department division charged with policing money laundering may have run afoul of federal regulations that require military veterans to be given preference for jobs in the government if they are qualified, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters. Most U.S. government positions fall into a standard set of job bands, which

Office of Special Counsel investigates left-wing political activity at IRS offices

 If this was April Fool’s Day, I would reflexively assume this was a joke.  It reads like a satire of the corrupt, politicized Internal Revenue Service – like a bad dream House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa might have, following an ill-advised slice of late-night pepperoni pizza. But I see Politico, Fox News, the Washington Times, and