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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. “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. Greenwire legal reporter Jeremy Jacobs talked by telephone…

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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. 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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    Government Printing Office

    Davita Vance-Cooks testified about a report on the future of the Government Printing Office and the steps it must take to modernize its operations and move to digital formats.

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    National Security Workforce

    Witnesses testified on the government process for the designation of some federal job positions as “national security sensitive” and granting security…

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    Federal Transparency Law

    Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson testified to the House Oversight & Govt. Reform Cmte. about the Obama administration’s compliance to federal transparency rules. Republicans said…

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    Use of Eminent Domain

    Professor Steven Eagle talked about eminent domain, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the definition of the term, and ways that federal…

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    Government Public Affairs Offices and Transparency

    Journalists and former government public affairs officials talked about the role of government public affairs offices and whether their roles help or hinder government openness. The…

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    Federal Government Management

    Panelists discussed managing government services in times of budget cuts and in emergency situations. Former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said that in crisis situations the…

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    Office of Personnel Management Nomination Hearing

    Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is the agency responsible for conducting security background checks, managing…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of the government in feeding children who do not have enough to eat in their homes. The questions stemmed from a Washington Post…

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    Government and the Media

    James O’Keefe talked about his book on the government and media and the role his Project Veritas plays in “ambush journalism.” He also responded to telephone calls and…

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