Ali Meyer is a Multimedia Reporter with CNS News, covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud and abuse which have appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report. Prior to, she was an investigative reporter intern with the Heritage Foundation and Pacific Research Institute where her work appeared in publications like the San Francisco Examiner and on Heritage’s rapid-response blog, The Foundry.

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July 2, 2015, 9:17 AM EDT
There were 56,085,000 women 16 or older who did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 56.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that 56,085,000 women did not have a job or actively seek one in the past four weeks.
July 2, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT
A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
July 1, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the ‘Let’s Move!’ Program to promote a “global dialogue about the future of our food system,” according to the blog.
June 30, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has projected that by 2100, without global greenhouse gas mitigation, labor hours in the U.S. are projected to decrease, costing an estimated $170 billion in lost wages, according to a new EPA report.
June 30, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
Catherine Duval, the attorney in charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s email production to Congress, has changed jobs: She now manages the State Department’s email production to Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)  told a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, June 25.
June 25, 2015, 5:59 PM EDT
After the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was subpoenaed and issued a preservation order for Lois Lerner’s missing emails, tapes that potentially contained her emails were wiped, which was the topic of conversation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing at the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
June 25, 2015, 10:53 AM EDT
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) criticized the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, at a congressional hearing on Wednesday, saying “premiums are going up” and explaining how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has proposed premium hikes of 10 percent or more in 2016.
June 24, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT
A National Black Chamber of Commerce study found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent.
June 22, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
An Alabama woman is the latest person to die in Afghanistan since the U.S. combat mission ended there, according to the Department of Defense (DOD), bringing the total number to three.
June 18, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT
Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 545 new final regulations, equaling 2,666 pages in the Federal Register and totaling approximately 2,666,000 words, according to a count of the regulations published in the Federal Register.
June 17, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) predicted that the United States is headed for bankruptcy and will see another 2008 crisis during a House Budget Committee hearing on balancing the budget Wednesday. 
June 16, 2015, 6:33 PM EDT
Immigration advocate Salvador Sarmiento, the National Campaign Coordinator at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), expressed frustration Tuesday that President Obama’s executive order on immigration hasn’t been fulfilled, saying that Obama and others “continue to break the law.”
June 12, 2015, 11:34 AM EDT
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,103,987,000,000 for the first eight months of the fiscal year this May, but the federal government still ran a $365,156,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.
June 11, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Thursday that the “political culture is out to demonize” entrepreneurs.
June 10, 2015, 5:51 PM EDT
The number of beneficiaries of the federal government food stamp program dropped from 45,682,411 in February to 45,641,762 in March, but they still outnumber the population of Canada.
June 10, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT
“The system is set up where the harder you work, the more you earn, you hit a threshold and the less you have,” Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) said at a House Committee on Agriculture hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Capitol building on Wednesday.
June 9, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said at an Institute for Policy Studies event on Capitol Hill Tuesday that “organizing labor is the power of economic success for black women.” 
June 8, 2015, 5:31 PM EDT
Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,373 new final regulations, equaling 29,770 pages in the Federal Register and totaling approximately 29,770,000 words, according to the Federal Register and the website.
June 5, 2015, 10:44 AM EDT
In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 21,375,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States. Since then, the number has increased by 3,723,000.
June 5, 2015, 9:48 AM EDT
The unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a point to 5.5 percent in May as the participation rate also increased from 62.8 percent to 62.9 percent, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).