Author Archive: Francis Rose

Watch (NC8): Congress making its year-end list, checking it twice

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have very little time left on the books, but a lot to accomplish.  And the Labor Department is paying a contractor for its own data.  I discussed the year-end rush, and Labor’s data dump, with Morris…
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Watch (NC8): Light at the end of Congress’s tunnel – budget deal coming?

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Despite the partisan divide in Congress, there could be light at the end of the tunnel. Chances for a small-scale budget deal are improving; and that deal could avert another financial battle, and stave off another government shutdown.  House Budget…
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Watch (NC8): Healthcare.gov officials vs House Oversight Chairman Issa

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On Wednesday, some of the Obama administration’s top technology officials will testify about Healthcare.gov to Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The hearing will coincide with the first official release of the site’s enrollment numbers.  Also, the new…
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Watch (NC8): NJ’s Christie wins re-election, VA gov race down to wire

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a landslide. Many analysts believe his win will set him up for a 2016 presidential run.  But the Virginia governor’s race is down to the wire, with Republican Ken Cuccinelli faring better…
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Watch (C-SPAN): government shutdown over, employees back to work

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My appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to talk about the end of the government shutdown, and how it has affected Federal employees.

Watch (NC8): Fed government shutdown enters week 3

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On Monday, lawmakers held another round of talks on Capitol Hill. They hope to reach a deal to fund the government and avert the debt ceiling. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the progress “positive.”  I talked about the latest…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Healthcare.gov a bomb; shutdown hurts intel, defense

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The lineup and interviews for the October 13, 2013 John Batchelor Show, for which I was the guest host: 9:00  Michael Astrue, former Administrator, Social Security AdministrationMr. Astrue writes in The Weekly Standard the Obama Administration knew Healthcare.gov was a…
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Watch (NC8): Countdown to government shutdown

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Hours before a government shutdown, Congress was at a stalemate. Democratic officials likened the standoff to “schoolyard bullying.”  I discussed Capitol Hill’s schoolyard tactics with Morris Jones on Capital Insider.