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DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Asks Congress Not to Defund Immigration Reform

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called on Congress to approve full-year funding for his department, Reuters reported Thursday. Doina Chiacu writes Johnson made the statement after Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment to a homeland security appropriations bill that would block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. “In these …

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Reuters: Sony Hack Prompts Financial Sanctions on North Korean Entities

An executive order from President Barack Obama has imposed financial sanctions on three entities and 10 individuals from North Korea as an intended punishment the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, Reuters reported Sunday. Julia Edwards and Jason Lange write that North Korea’s military intelligence organization, Korea Mining Development Trading, Korea Tangun Trading and certain employees of the …

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President Obama Signs Order for 1% Federal Pay Raise

President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order to raise federal civilian employees’ minimum wage by 1 percent in the coming year, Federal News Radio reported Saturday. Julia Ziegler writes the order also implements a 1-percent salary increase for commissioned and enlisted military personnel. The military pay hike will …

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Report: Agencies Reviewing Draft of Future EO on Federal Drone Operations Transparency

The administration could soon issue an executive order requiring all federal agencies to release information to the public regarding their aerial surveillance activities using drones, The Washington Post reported Friday. Craig Whitlock reports that the directive would target data only on federal drone operations in U.S. airspace, such as the flight path and applications for …

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Obama Asks Export-Import Agencies to Centralize Operations

President Barack Obama has asked federal agencies that handle export-import operations to centralize those process and work to remove redundant paperwork requests, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes Obama signed an executive order calling for the completion of an electronic export-import processing system by December 2016. The International Trade …

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