Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Washington Examiner

'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner By Susan Ferrechio
Lawmakers say the House leadership is trying to force them to vote against their constituents' wishes - Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative.  Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to members who don't vote in line with the Republican leadership on key legislation…..

OPM silence leaves workers, lawmakers guessing and grumbling By Nicole Duran
A lack of transparency has brought OPM criticism it could have avoided, experts said.

Medicare lacks tools for evaluating cancer care By Robert King
Medicare has few quality measures for cancer, which are used to drive value and reimbursement decisions.

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure nervous Baltic states By Charles Hoskinson
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have large Russian minorities and are as vulnerable as Ukraine was.

Problems with stolen or misplaced guns are all too common within the agency, several sources said.

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