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I (Ross Gianfortune) put together Play of the Day and am also a Chicago-area native. I was born in the early 1980s, so I was a teenager during the Bulls’ run of the 1990s. Needless to say, I am in love with this Dennis Rodman story and thought pretty seriously about making Play of the Day a entirely Rodman affair. Sadly, the sequester is way too important for me to ignore. Therefore,...
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tongue-in-cheekily tells Morning Edition’s...– Forget About Chimneys: Think Wormholes If You Want To See Santa (via npr)
Photos of the Year
nationaljournal: From the big (historic elections, pivotal Supreme Court decisions, massive protests overseas, once-in-a-generation storms, the London Olympics) to the small (an empty chair, a tarmac argument, political rhetoric, endless political rhetoric) 2012 was a year replete with interesting moments. Check out some of the best stories captured on camera here. SEE MORE.
What Will the Fiscal Cliff Mean For Me? →
nationaljournal: Math is hard. Taxes are confusing. Even Congress seems perplexed. Here’s a breakdown of what the Fiscal Cliff will mean to you.
Lawmaker pressures GSA on plan to trim obsolete... →
Building Better Apps
Nextgov has asked private software application developers and experts to weigh in on a number of government apps and tell us what works and what doesn’t. They consider the purpose, user interface, design and functionality of each app. Their ratings offer insight into what agencies are doing well and where they need to improve. We’ll be updating this report regularly with new app reviews. Click...
The government doesn’t stop because there is snow or ice or other inclement...– Thomas Richards, OPM’s communication and public liaison director, on the change of snow day policy for feds.
The Senator Who Became a USDA Delivery Man →
Hatching cyberwar: Pentagon incubator will manage... →
Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class...– The Federal-Postal Coalition — a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions — pleaded with Congress on Monday to spare their members in any deal related to the fiscal cliff.
Most voters give Uncle Sam the thumbs-up for Sandy... →
This is a sad chapter for metropolitan Washington and advocates for good D.C....– Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said the above at a Friday hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that reviewed a Nov. 1 Transportation Department inspector general report. Read the entire story here.
Unicorns, Moon Cheese and the EPA →
Sadly, Mitch McConnell was not talking about this magical number.
Appropriations have been late and CRs have been used for more than 135 years. ...– John M. Kamensky explains the continuing resolutions and the threats of government shutdowns on Excellence in Government’s Promising Practices blog.
Caitlin Fairchild explains Joe Biden’s appearance on NBC’s Parks and Recreation on Fedblog.
As the nation creeps toward the ‘fiscal cliff,’ the U.S. Postal Service is...– Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee that oversees USPS, on the United States Postal Service’s recent financial woes. Read the entire story on GovExec.com.
While scientific innovation produces roughly half of all U.S. economic growth,...– Brittany Ballenstedt, in Nextgov’s Wired Workplace blog, on the problems with the American education system that contribute to tech job recruiting problems. Read the entire piece on Nextgov.
Postal Service announces a record $16 billion loss... →