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Two Black federal employees, two totally different experiences

A one-time hospital orderly and a Coast Guard officer – can this be the same federal government?

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Donald Trump

Mr. President, tear down this tax deferral plan!

The deferral plan won’t save anybody one dollar and will come back to bite people who spend their windfalls

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(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)In this April 3, 2020, photo, a man wearing a face mask due to COVID-19 concerns stands outside a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. While millions of U.S. workers have already received a quick relief payment from the federal treasury through direct deposit, millions of others without traditional bank accounts must wait weeks for paper checks. Advocates for the poor say this is an opportunity to get many of those who are unbanked into the formal financial system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Modernization candidate: Federal payment system

If the government is in the habit of sending people money during emergencies, why not do it in time for the height of the need?

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In this, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 photo, workers unload boxes of flowers from a Boeing 747 cargo jet after arriving from Colombia, at Miami International Airport in Miami. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection port director Christopher Maston, roughly 20 percent of the annual flower imports to Miami arrive just in the four weeks before Valentine's Day. The delicate cargo flies in on 95 to 100 daily flights, mostly from Colombia and Ecuador, compared with a dozen or so daily flights the rest of the year, according to Border Protection. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

When agency management and the IG disagree

You’d think CBP and ICE would welcome stronger oversight of controversial seizures and forfeitures.

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