Author Archive: Francis Rose

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.

Watch (NC8): Fed government shutdown getting closer to reality

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On Saturday, the Senate is expected to pass its version of the continuing resolution. The stopgap spending measure would strip a provision — passed in the House — that would de-fund Obamacare.  I discussed the bill’s legislative future and other…
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Listen (KFI/LA): Navy Yard tragedy, Aaron Alexis security questions

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As more details emerge about Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, one big question remains – how did he get a shotgun onto the installation to carry out his plan to shoot innocent people?  The FBI says it’s investigating that…
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Listen (John Batchelor): IRS document flow expected to increase

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More documents are coming from the Internal Revenue Service to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel.  He says documents will come out weekly to meet the demands of committee Chairman Darrell Issa….
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Watch (NC8): Postal Service reform; Koskinen takes over IRS

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The United States Postal Service lost $16 billion last year — the vast majority due to Congressionally-mandated payments to a health fund for future retirees. Now, two key senators want to turn around the agency’s struggling finances.  I talked about…
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Listen (John Batchelor): who is new IRS nominee John Koskinen?

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President Obama’s selection to lead the Internal Revenue Service is Washington DC veteran John Koskinen.  John Batchelor invited me on his nationally-syndicated show tonight to talk about who Koskinen is, Koskinen’s background, and what happens to acting Commissioner Danny Werfel….
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