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Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Privileges

New York Times | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify...

Analysis: Stop Using Feds as Pawns in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Max Stier | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Max Stier

Our leaders have been pursuing an ill-advised course when it comes to creating a vibrant federal workforce.

No Respect for Federal Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Max Stier

It is time for our political leaders to focus on what it will take for government to succeed against a tide of increasing challenges and decreasing resources. More politically motivated quick wins are not the answer.

New Child Support System Could Cost Poor Men Their Only Income

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Old child support debts could cost thousands of poor men their only income next year because of a policy aimed at reducing the cost to t...

WATCH: Arianna Talks Safety Net Benefits On CNN's 'Your Bottom Line'

Huff TV | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's "Your Bottom Line," to discuss the growth of "safety net" benefits like food stamps and Medicaid. "It's a sign of what a t...

Even Critics Of Safety Net Increasingly Depend On It

nytimes.com | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to k...

The Republican Myth of Obama's "Entitlement Society"

Robert Reich | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Regressive Republicans pretend they're about opportunity. In reality they're back at what they've been doing for years -- promoting Social Darwinism.

Study Reveals Interesting Result On Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the governmen...

10 States Where The Most Unemployed Could Lose Benefits

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Nearly 2 million Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits stand to lose coverage this January if Congress does not exte...