The Limits of Obama's Clemency

The president granted pardons and commutations to 20 on Wednesday, but many more wait.

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Congress Fails to Confirm Postal Nominees, but USPS Says It’s Found a Workaround

Agency had prepared a plan B in the event of congressional inaction.

The New White House Fence Could Wind Up Being Really, Really Tall

An independent panel has a few recommendations for the Secret Service about how to fix the presidential perimeter.


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Air Force Cancels 2015 Layoffs: ‘Enough is Enough’

Voluntary separation programs will be made available.

White House Floats New Climate Guidelines for Energy, Infrastructure Development

The administration is releasing new plans instructing federal agencies to assess greenhouse-gas emissions as part of a broader effort to address climate change.

Library of Congress Will Preserve The Big Lebowski as a Historical Piece of American Culture

The National Film Preservation Board selected the Coen brothers’ film for preservation.

Budget-Crunched IRS Revamps Exempt Organizations Division

Unit that birthed targeting controversy speeds up applications processing.

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How to Avoid the Disaster of Leadership Vertigo

It's when your brain tells you one thing and the facts tell you another.

FEMA trailers used to house victims of past disasters.

FEMA Spent Billions on Disaster Assistance Overhead During the Last Decade

The agency allocated nearly $13 billion for expenses related to compensation, travel and supplies for disaster relief personnel from fiscal years 2004 to 2013.

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Beware of Scams

Fraudsters are waiting to separate you from your retirement savings.


The Ambassadorial Confirmation Scorecard

The Senate just confirmed a slew of nominees, but there are many others who remain in limbo.

Fedblog Though he only appeared in seven games in 1985, the Chicago White Sox asked Mark Gilbert to pose for a photo at Comiskey Park.

The New American Ambassador to New Zealand is a Former Baseball Player

Banking executive Mark Gilbert has raised millions for Obama -- and played seven games in 1985 for the Chicago White Sox.

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The Most Intelligent Groups Aren’t Just a Bunch of Smart People

It turns out that you can measure and predict group intelligence, and that the same factors affect both face-to-face and online groups.