Report: GSA Administrator Steps Down

The head of the feederal government’s General Services Administration has stepped down, according to a resignation letter obtained by the Washington Post.

The Administrator, Martha Johnson, attributed the decision to “a significant misstep” wherein “tax payer dollars were squandered” at a training conference. The Post reports that the conference took place at a luxury hotel and featured a myriad of entertainment.

“Collectively, the people of GSA now must review, repair and rebuild,” Johnson said.

The Administrator said that President Obama has accepted her resignation.

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

Obama, DoJ Consider Voter ID Laws To Be Fraudulent

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To hear President Obama describe it, it’s un-American to be asked to prove who you are.

TRNS News Notes — 4/17/14

News Notes

Deadly Ukraine clashes
Talks: chance to step back – or not?
High-stakes talks: power levers
South Korea ferry sinking: “sorry”
Immigration: Obama/Cantor: Pow! Zap!
Deportations down since 2009

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Obama, Biden Announce $600 Million In Grants For Schools

The president said that reviving America’s middle class “is the defining issue of our time.”

Russia’s Actions In Crimea Are Being Repeated In Eastern Ukraine: US

Russia is diverting attention from its “territorial expansion” and “fear-mongering by trying to change the subject,” Ambassador Samantha Power said.

Lerner Looked Into Prosecuting Tea Party Groups

New documents show that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner consulted with government lawyers on possible charges against conservative groups that had sought tax-exempt status.