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Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
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China’s Growing Involvement in Latin America Carries ‘Significant Negative Consequences’ for U.S.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Washington can’t afford to “turn a blind eye” even "if short-term PRC intentions appear mostly benign.”

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Government Shutdown Averted — Until the Holiday Season

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Continuing resolution got needed support from Democratic minority in the House in the face of strong GOP opposition.

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Many in Congress Ready to Lift Oil Export Ban

Friday, September 25th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

But White House protests, arguing that Republicans are just endeavoring to “cozy up to oil interests."

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Shutdown Standoff: Boehner Endangered While Senate Dems Have Filibuster Votes

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

So where are Republicans going to go with Planned Parenthood defunding effort?

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DHS Officials Often Lack ‘Information Necessary to Make Sound Decisions,’ Chairman Says

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Agency “must learn from the proven techniques and practices of successful commercial firms.”

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EPA Administrator: No One’s Lost Their Job Over Agency’s Mine Spill

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Navajo farmer who lost crops tells Senate panel they're "still suffering the consequences."

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Congress Begins to Dissect EPA’s Massive Sludge Spill

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

“No other environmental bad actor would be given leeway to investigate itself."

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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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