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May 30, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?



Helicopter Boarding The President has announced a new troop plan for Afghanistan, but it remains to be seen how much the Pentagon will request in war funding.

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Topics: National Security

May 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

VA IG Confirms Phoenix Hospital Lied about Wait Times



Veterans Affairs Seal An internal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) watchdog confirmed allegations today of falsified records at VA healthcare facilities, and in one case, discovered that veterans were waiting 91 days longer for care than the facility was reporting.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 28, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Review of UPF Project Finds Common Ground with POGO Proposal: Further Consideration of Alternatives Necessary



Y-12 A Department of Energy review team has released its report on the Uranium Processing Facility, recommending alternatives to this costly nuclear construction project.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Amid Pentagon Spending Frenzy, House Passes a Few Sensible Amendments to NDAA



Congress Today, the House of Representatives set aside partisan politics and adopted 10 sensible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that will enhance the national security of the United States.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Secretary Announces Commission to Study National Labs



Aerial Photograph of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab The Secretary of Energy has announced nine scientific experts who will spend the next year reviewing the effectiveness of Department of Energy laboratories.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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