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Democrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More Week

Republicans could not muster support for the three-week bill and had to move a one-week measure instead.

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White House Cyber Force Has a $140,000 Opening

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Our cyber defenders are always on guard. Take that, China.

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FOIA Reform Draws Backing from Ex-Archives Ombudsman

Bill would codify powers of the office responsible for mediating disputes between requesters and agencies.

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White House Says Obama Would Sign a Short-Term DHS Bill

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Friday urged the House to pass a clean DHS funding bill, and not a stopgap measure.

John Boehner still has a lot of work to do.

Republicans Scramble for DHS Votes, Without Democrats' Help

GOP pulls the No Child Left Behind bill from floor schedule as leaders put out fires on the DHS front.

Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

New dates made backlog appear less severe.

VA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facility

Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.

"I find this shocking" that the IG could find the emails so quickly, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

How a Treasury Watchdog Found Long-Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Just Two Weeks

During evening hearing on the discovery, House members tangle over alleged ‘criminal’ acts and IG bias.

With Next Step Uncertain, Senate Approves Bill to Avoid DHS Shutdown

The House is working on an alternate three-week funding measure, and time is running out.

NASA Satellite Program Shows Rain Information in Detail

The Global Precipitation Measurement gives an unprecedented view of global precipitation available in near real time.

Hoyer Calls McCarthy a 'Coward' Over DHS Funding

Tensions build on House floor over GOP plan to move short-term bill to avert shutdown.

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Play of the Day: The Plight of the Whistleblowers

The Daily Show looks at protections for feds who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse.

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