Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets Advances

Senate committee passes legislation that gives wounded warriors hired as feds access to their full year’s sick leave immediately.

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Does the Focus on Snowden Undermine Surveillance Reform Discussions?


Exaggerated headlines and narratives overshadow the importance of the Snowden leaks in understanding U.S. government surveillance.

Via Twitter, Clinton Says She Wants Emails Released

Under fire from Democrats, former State Department chief changes course.


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Van Hollen Says He Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

The House member is the first to throw his hat in the ring for the seat representing many federal employees.

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Buried in the Budget: Ways to Rev Up Performance

What agencies need to measure what works and change what doesn't.

Play of the Day: The DEA Warns Against Stoner Bunnies

Late night shows highlight a federal warning against unintended consequences of Utah's forays into medical marijuana.

USDA Chief Unveils Campaign to Combat Childhood Hunger

Tom Vilsack details new grant programs to feed the poorest children and improve school performance.

Another Snow Day for Washington Feds

OPM announces DC-area federal office closures as region braces for another storm.

Jamesa Euler delivers mail in Atlanta in 2013.

Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?

It's an outdated way to refer to letter carriers, of whom more than a third are women.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald.

VA Employees Say They Are ‘Prisoners of a System’ They Can’t Change

‘Secretary Bob’ looks to add staff, reduce infrastructure and allow more private care.

Director of the Office of National Intelligence James Clapper

Clapper Touts Progress at Integrating Intelligence Community

National Intelligence director continues plans for cuts under sequestration.

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The bill instructs DHS to employ at least 21,370 Border Patrol agents.

What Is Actually in the Homeland Security Funding Bill

Winners, losers and major policy initiatives in the shutdown-averting bill.