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Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
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NASA ‘on the Cusp’ of Being Able to Answer if We’re Alone in the Universe

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Chairman says Obama's funding level "would slow the rate" of missions like the Pluto flyby.

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Reform at the VA? Think Again, Say ‘Horrified’ Whistleblowers

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Bill Straub

One doctor tells senators she was handed a box of year-old cardiac ultrasounds to read -- some of the veterans had died while waiting.

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Ex-CIA Director: Government Ignoring ‘Existential Threat to the American People’

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

"..could kill up to 90 percent of the national population.."

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‘Despotic Power’ in the Decade Since Landmark Eminent Domain Ruling

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Federal legislation to combat "abuse of eminent domain" has yet to be adopted.

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How Does ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ on Immigration Work? Not Very Well, Charges Inspector General

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

"Enforcement officers may not document every encounter with aliens it considers to be a low enforcement priority.”

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OPM Just Tip of the Iceberg: Hacking Expected to ‘Dramatically Accelerate’

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Senate chairman says Obama administration not "devoting enough attention to this reality.”

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Dem Claims ‘Enough Damage Has Been Done’ to Food Stamps by GOP

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Ag chairman maintains SNAP "should be temporary support as individuals improve their financial situation."

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How Did Taxpayers’ Info Get Hacked at the IRS?

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

The head of the agency faces lots of questions from Congress.

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Still No Conclusion on Amtrak Wreck, NTSB Tells Congress

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Congressman: "It seems if you look at the phone, you know the answer in, like, five minutes."

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Billions of Dollars ‘Making Mockery’ of Federal Law and Taxpayers at VA

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

“These unlawful acts may potentially result in serious harm or death to America’s veterans."

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U.S. Preparation Lagging to Battle Potentially Devastating EMP

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - by Bill Straub

A report has found that up to nine out of 10 Americans could die from a long-term blackout as a result of starvation and societal collapse.

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TSA Failing ‘in Almost Every Area of Their Functions’

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Inspector general has issued hundreds of recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness to little avail.

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Be Prepared for a Summer Spike in Wildfires, Congress Warned

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Wildfire sizes today “were unimaginable just 20 or 30 years ago," Forest Service chief says.

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Lynch to Lawmakers: DOJ Responsibility to ‘Help Prevent Circumstances’ That Led to Baltimore Riots

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Plus: What the new attorney general thinks about ruling on NSA metadata collection.

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Most Vocal Opponents of Obama’s Trade Pact? His Party

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

"The last thing we need is another NAFTA": Dems rally against Trans Pacific Partnership.

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And the Worst Federal Agency to Work at Is…

Monday, April 27th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Gowdy: "Nothing would diminish their morale quite like being asked to do the opposite of what they signed up to do."

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How the Human Trafficking Bill Finally Got Through the Senate

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Between unanimous support at the beginning and the end came the Hyde amendment.

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10 GOPs Push Lynch to Confirmation Five Months After Nod

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Only Cruz, who opposed her "embrace the lawlessness of the Holder Justice Department," missed confirmation vote.

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Memories Pizza: The ‘Ambush Interview’ That Wasn’t

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - by Bill Straub

When a reporter is told to go out and gather comment on a story, don't rip the reporter for what people tell her.

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Who Will Challenge Hillary for the Dem Nomination?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

A Marine, a socialist, a couple of governors, or a veep?

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What Have the 2016 GOP Hopefuls Done in the Senate?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Here's what Rubio, Cruz, Paul and Graham have been up to in the 114th Congress.

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Anatomy of a Budget: The Plans that Drew GOP Defections and No Dem Crossovers

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Paul, Cruz and Sanders all said "no" after marathon session -- here's the nuts and bolts of the debate.

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‘Important Time’ to Prep Country for Chemical Weapons Attacks

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Government officials can plan for chemical threats but time is a “dangerous element.”

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Veterans Groups Implore Congress to Assist in ‘Incomplete’ Job of Helping Wounded Warriors

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Organizations also press for VA accountability and veteran status for National Guard.

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Holder in Overtime as Lynch Nomination Delayed

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

"I'm feeling love here that I haven't felt for some time, and where was all this affection for the last six years?" attorney general quips.

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