New from Francis Rose

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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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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