There Won’t Be a Shutdown, Senate Leader Says

Mitch McConnell renews vow to negotiate with congressional Democrats and the White House to avoid closing federal agencies.

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Key Takeaways From San Francisco's Updated Open Data Strategy

The City by the Bay continues to expand its open data portal while looking for new ways to get residents to utilize it.

Capitol Police Arrest Congressional Fellow for Bringing Loaded Gun to the Hill

The fellow, an active-duty Marine, was charged after being caught with the weapon during a routine search.

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Managers Can Fire Bad Feds, They Just Don’t

The Merit Systems Protection Board has compiled research to help agencies deal with poor performers.

Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Just Got More Expensive for Some

Premium rates under the program rose for new enrollees as of Aug. 1.

Obama and Biden speak with a solar company official in 2009 amongst solar panels.

How Will Obama's Clean Power Plan Affect Low-Income and Minority Communities?

A significant chunk of the plan focuses on “community involvement and environmental justice.”

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How Managers Can Help Employees Hit By the OPM Breach

Lessons from one agency offering seminars for affected personnel.

IGs Aren’t Taking Justice Department Rejection Lying Down

Battle for full, independent access to agency documents moves to Capitol Hill.

An MQ-9 Reaper prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2007.

Air Force Looks To Make Smarter and Deadlier Drones

The Reaper's next chapter includes better sensors, more autonomy, bigger weapons

Obama Plan Brings Back Carbon Tax Conversation

Sweeping power-plant regulations would enable states to use pollution trading, fees to cut heat-trapping emissions

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Play of the Day: Donald Trump Keeps Talking and Talking

The mogul and 2016 GOP frontrunner continues to say outrageous things.