The Politics of Creating A 2016 Soundtrack

It’s not easy picking a perfect presidential playlist. And it can take a lot of staffpower.

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There’s Another Big Problem With Alabama’s Sweeping DMV Closures

Critics say the move will prevent black residents from getting voting ID documents. But the impacts will have other consequences.

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How Hillary Clinton Helped Her Employees Manage Work-Life Balance

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While secretary of state, she worked from home so that moms and dads could be with their kids on a snow day.

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Obama: I Won't Sign Another Short-Term Spending Bill

Veto threat raises the stakes for coming budget negotiations, and the possibility of a shutdown.

The Five Agencies Where Morale is Dropping the Most

Homeland Security once again has the least happy employees.

House Oversight Committee Chairman May Run for House Speaker

Representative Jason Chaffetz may run for speaker after criticizing the frontrunner’s comments about the Benghazi investigation and Hillary Clinton.

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Will New Regs Trigger Better Executive Performance?

The focus is on public policy issues, not day-to-day management.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, speaks as President Obama looks on Sept. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Arne Duncan, Obama’s Education Secretary Since the Beginning, Is Stepping Down

The president is expected to make the official announcement Friday afternoon.

Congress Keeps Cuts to Pentagon Travel Per Diems

The final version of the fiscal 2016 Defense authorization bill does not repeal a policy that resulted in lower per diems for long-term government travelers.

Obama Vows Another Try on Gun Regulation

A president famed for his cool was visibly shaken; a politician noted for his calculation was ready for a fight he is likely to lose.

“While the Af­ford­able Care Act con­tin­ues to di­vide Con­gress, today we’ve made real pro­gress to­wards im­prov­ing this law,” wrote Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a state­ment after the bill’s pas­sage.

The Senate Quietly Edits Obamacare

Bill that would over­turn the Af­ford­able Care Act’s ex­pan­sion of the small-group in­sur­ance mar­ket.

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Why It's Not Looking Good for Women in the Workplace, in Seven Charts

Sheryl Sandberg says in a new paper that the glass ceiling is real.