Confusion Lingers at EPA Offices as Employees Lack Direction on Fate of Closures

One closure is proceeding "full steam ahead" despite questions about congressional intervention.

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House Farm Bill Would Preempt Local Pesticide Regulations

Most states already prohibit local efforts to restrict the chemicals.

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Glacier National Park in Montana.

Many Lose Jobs After National Park Service Changes Interpretation of Seasonal Work Rule

Employees say a new policy barring people from working multiple seasonal jobs in a year is being applied inconsistently and retroactively.

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Want To Be Happier? Little Changes Can Help

How can we be happier? In a world where stress and anxiety can easily overtake good days, a new book has some answers.

President Lincoln was represented by a lawyer who didn’t vote for him

When Presidents Lawyer Up: A Brief History

President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.

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How To Lead Like The Queen Even If You're a Commoner

She never applied and she can't be fired—but the long career of Queen Elizabeth II still offers lessons.

U.S. government agencies are barred from contracting with Chinese telecom and smartphone firm Huawei over fears of espionage.

The Navy Wants a Better Way to Keep China’s Nose Out of Its Contracts

A subcontract with a Huawei partner has the secretary looking for an ‘institutional algorithm’ for spotting dicey partnerships.

Will Andrew McCabe Be Prosecuted?

Former Justice Department attorneys said a criminal referral for the former FBI deputy director and frequent target of President Trump was expected, given the contents of a recent Inspector General’s report.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with FBI Director James Comey during a reception for inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders in the Blue Room of the White House in early 2017.

Trump Said He’s Not The Kind Of Guy Who Needs To Pay For Sex, The Comey Memos Claim

Former FBI director James Comey's notes show a president fixated on Michael Flynn, Hillary Clinton's emails, and accusations that he paid for sex

Poll: Half of Feds Think They’re Being Held to a Different Ethical Standard Than Trump's Appointees

One in six federal workers think the recent spending boosts in the omnibus bill will lead to waste.

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Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

With friends like these, the president should probably reconsider his messaging strategy.