Obama Administration Took Unusual Step in Releasing Justice Memo on Immigration

Office of Legal Counsel’s opinions are often kept behind closed doors.

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The History of Cabinet Shakeups, Charted

As the size of the United States Cabinet has ballooned from 11 departments in 1947 to 15 today, there has been significant turnover.

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Michele Flournoy, one of the top contenders, visits with troops in Southern Iraq in 2011.

Who Will Replace Chuck Hagel?

President Obama will be naming his fourth secretary of defense in six years. Will he choose the first woman to run the Pentagon?

The president can always walk his own dog, Bo.

Obama Says He Will Walk John Boehner's Nonexistent Dog

The president has been using the same joke about compromise since 2012.

Your Open Season Questions, Answered.

OPM holds town hall to advise federal employees and retirees on health care choices for 2015.

New Lois Lerner Emails May Be Retrieved

IRS says it is cooperating with watchdog, laments budget cuts.

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How to Stop Annoying Behaviors and Handle Offensive People

The level of inattention in daily life is stunning.

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Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy

Ebola patient Craig Spencer leaves the hospital where he was treated in New York.

Who Will Pay Ebola Patients' Medical Bills in the U.S.?

Some hospitals and lawmakers are looking to the federal government to cover treatment, which can total more than $1 million for a single patient.

"We are down to essentially one item in the redaction. It happens to be a very sensitive and important item," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said. "It is going to get done, so don't worry about that."

Time Is Running Out on the CIA Torture Report

The Senate still thinks it can wrap up negotiations with the White House before the year ends. But the clock is ticking.

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Ted Cruz: Republicans Shouldn't Fear a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

The senator says the 2013 shutdown over Obamacare didn't hurt his party at the polls. So why should the GOP fear one over immigration?