New from Francis Rose

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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New IRS Commissioner nominee: who is John Koskinen?

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A new name comes from the White House today to lead the Internal Revenue Service.  President Obama chooses John Koskinen to be the next Commissioner of the IRS.  His appointment requires Senate confirmation. Politico reports that Koskinen isn’t well known…
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Rep Barletta: new relationship with General Services Administration

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The relationship between the General Services Administration and Congress has been rocky for a long time, especially between the agency and the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee that oversees GSA.  That subcommittee, the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management…
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OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan on strategic sourcing, more

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Strategic sourcing is giving contractors fits across the vendor community.  Small businesses especially wonder if they’ll be able to preserve margins and compete in the strategic sourcing environment.  Joe Jordan, Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, was my guest in the…
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Listen (John Batchelor): More suspicions about IRS from House GOP

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Suspicions about Internal Revenue Service audits of groups that already had tax-exempt status are the latest development in the House Oversight Committee investigation of IRS activities.  Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan ask Treasury Inspector General for…
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What media’s missing in Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity story

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Rumors that Cumulus, a radio company that owns hundreds of stations across the country, is “dumping” Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity popped up in Politico again today. These rumors are not new, and they are not really news when you…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Slow economy, but bulls lead stocks; Snowden spooks intel community

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10pm hour, part 1, Francis Rose guest hosting The John Batchelor Show Gas prices are going up, unemployment isn’t going down, and the economy is, at best, standing still.  But the stock market regularly hits highs, and the bulls are…
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