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    Open Phones

    Newspaper headlines were read, and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Are you concerned about the safety of federal facilities?” The question came…

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    Open Phones

    The day’s newspaper headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments from federal workers on the question: “What is your confidence level in the federal…

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    Federal Response to Ebola in the U.S.

    Dr. Richard Carmona, a former surgeon general, talked about whether having a confirmed surgeon general would have improved federal government response to the three Ebola cases in the…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency efforts to combat Ebola. They addressed issues…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “How confident are you in the U.S. government’s ability to handle the Ebola outbreak?”

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    Role of Inspector General

    Inspectors general from the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense talked about their roles within their respective agencies. They discussed the need for efficiency,…

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    Open Phones on Justice Department Investigation of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Shooting

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question about the Justice Department’s announcement of a probe into the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of unarmed teenager…

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    Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965

    Tom Scully talked about the Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965. He discussed President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of the bill and the present state of the program. br/ This program was…

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    Open Phones

    Mental Health Care Caucus Co-Chair Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) was interviewed by phone about renewed efforts to improve access to mental health care in response to the suicide of…

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    Panel Discussion on Big Government

    Authors P.J. O’Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison, talked about the growth of the federal government. br/ “Who Will Save Us from Big Government” was a panel at…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the role of government in creating a “family friendly” workplace. br/ Greenwire legal reporter Jeremy Jacobs talked by…

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    Book Discussion on American Panic

    Mark Stein talked about his book, American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why, in which he examines the history of political panic in the United States by looking at twelve episodes…

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    Federal Land Policy in Western States

    Panelists talked about federal land policy in the western U.S. Panelists included Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), who chairs the House Public Lands and Environmental Regulation…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Cordray said that while building a new federal agency involves…

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    Redundant Federal Programs

    Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) talked about his bill that would establish a bipartisan commission to consolidate and in some cases cut duplicative federal programs and domestic…

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    Redundant Federal Programs

    Nicole Clowers talked about the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) fourth annual report on federal programs that are duplicated in other branches of the government. The…

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    Public Land Management

    Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about his proposal to turn over the management of public land to individual states. He also discussed other issues of the day. br/ C-SPAN…

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    Federal Government Management

    Management consultants and representatives from government watchdog groups testified at a hearing on practices the federal government might use to improve efficiency and save money.

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    Transparency in the Obama Administration

    Sean Moulton,talked about the Open Government Policy at the Center for Effective Policy’s annual government report card, "Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014." The…

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    Reducing Government Waste

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to assess whether progress has been made by the federal government in reducing government waste. Witnesses provided a…

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