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Hollywood, the Circus, and Congress Are Fighting Over 'Tiger Selfies'

Activists want Congress to stop the mega-feline selfie craze, and some members are signing on to help.

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The Head-On Politics of Going Around Congress on Climate Change

White House faces collision with GOP over global pact that wouldn't go through Senate.

Russian Government Might Be Behind New JPMorgan Hack

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Infiltration might be a response to U.S. sanctions against Russian banks.

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Play of the Day: ISIL Wants To Be Just Like The United States

Will the Islamic State just end up with a VA waiting list?

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How Promises Work

Living up to a social contract is inordinately valuable, and there's no pressure to exceed it.

The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Military Families Are More Worried Than Ever About the Effects of Budget Cuts

Downsizing within Defense and sequestration’s long-term impact are creating anxiety over job security, survey finds.

Pay rate changes affect drill instructors, among others.

Military Bonuses Affected Despite Sequestration’s Hiatus

Defense hopes to save money by changing compensation structure associated with Marine Corps' special duty assignment pay.

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4 Easy Steps to Boost Citizen Engagement

Whether it’s disaster planning or flu shots, targeting your message gets people to take action.

IGs Should Do a Better Job of Helping Whistleblowers

POGO jabs Homeland Security, USAID and Railroad Board for failing to provide information about protections.

Immigration Judges Want to Break Free from the Justice Department

Judges warn of retirement ‘tsunami’ if changes aren't made, cite record backlog amid border crisis.

Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Again?

House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month.

Uber has been accused of trying to poach drivers from Lyft with its ads in San Francisco.

Uber’s War on Lyft Could Prompt Federal Investigation

The ride-share service’s apparent attempts to sabotage its competitors might become red meat for the Federal Trade Commission or state attorneys general.

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