Please note that the breaking news was originally posted by don-o, but was removed from news by the AM, because there was no source available on the internet at the time (it was mentioned on TV and apparently Twitter).
BREAKING: Pentagon ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work.
AP via Twitter | October 5, 2013
I actually asked the mod to move it off the sidebar when a thread with source in header was posted.
Not saying it would not have been done anyway - it’s the right thing to do.
There is one area where the House, Senate, and President have come to an agreement and passed a bill providing uninterrupted pay for our military and DOD civilians. Our armed forces and civilian support have suffered the most this year during the sequester, and it was essential that they were protected during this government slowdown. But early this morning, I learned that the Department of Defense narrowly interpreted that law to apply only to a small group of civilian defense employees. This ignores the clear language of the House bill that mandates that all military and civilians are protected from the slowdown, including our National Guard and Reserve members serving in active duty status, full-time Guard members, and dual-status technicians. I have sent a letter to Secretary Hagel to ask him to rectify this situation immediately.