By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM
Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
By Luke Rosiak | 04/22/14 05:30 AM
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a grant of $101,000 in federal funds to Wisconsin construction unions who complained that union workers were at a disadvantage in hiring because managers had to pay them more than others.
By Philip Klein | 04/21/14 06:12 PM
New evidence is suggesting that national health care costs are on the rise, a reality that would present new challenges for President Obama's health care law and the U.S. medical system. As I wrote earlier this month, between 2009 and 2012, national health care spending grew at a historically...
By Luke Rosiak | 04/15/14 11:56 AM
A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...
By Washington Examiner | 04/11/14 06:53 PM
Finally! Somebody is showing the backbone the Founders expected of the House of Representatives in its exclusive exercise of the power of the purse. Rep. Frank Wolf is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee panel with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice budget. The Virginia...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/11/14 09:17 AM
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's budget director, was at ground zero of the government shutdown showdown, but you wouldn't know it from the headlines. With Kathleen Sebelius departing, Burwell will be tapped to lead the Health and Human Services Department.
By Washington Examiner | 04/08/14 05:47 PM
The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/08/14 05:03 AM
Republicans are demanding greater transparency on how much the administration spent to promote and implement Obamacare -- and hitting back at President Obama's claim that he “didn't make a hard sell.”
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 03/25/14 04:19 PM
Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.
By Michael Barone | 03/25/14 11:48 AM
What's the proper size of government? Here's an article from American Enterprise Institute's The American website citing a study by Canadian economist Livio De Matteo of the free-market Fraser Institute. The bottom line: The optimal government size of maximizing economic growth is 26 percent of...
By Richard Pollock | 03/18/14 05:18 AM
The CFPB balance sheet, published last week by the Fed's board of governors, may do little to quash concerns of critics and some in Congress that the agency needs tighter controls on its spending and additional oversight by those on Capitol Hill.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/17/14 09:16 AM
It's Sunshine Week, so there will be more attention to government transparency and accountability in the nation's capital than usual, right? Actually, no, especially as long as there is such a thing as "off-budget" federal spending.
By Pete Hegseth | 03/12/14 03:19 PM
My military deployments taught me that when a subordinate fails to perform, the proper action is to determine quickly if his performance can be improved, and if not, replace him with someone who can get the job done right. After all, lives are at stake.
By Paul Bedard | 03/11/14 09:07 AM
Six states that paid Uncle Sam $2 million to keep 14 popular national parks open during the federal shutdown last year bagged $20 million in visitor spending they would have lost, a colossal investment success, according to the National Park Service.
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