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Trump's Air Force Nominee Could Bring Strong Voice to Capitol Hill

Who is Heather Wilson?

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Trump’s White House Cited a Nonexistent Reason for Freezing Federal Hiring

The "dramatic expansion" in US government employment targeted by Trump never actually happened.

How Many of His 'Day One' Promises Did Trump Fulfill?

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The president laid out 18 promises in a “Contract With the American Voter,” but he only managed to check off a handful by Monday.

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Who are you going to believe: Your lying eyes or Sean Spicer?

Play of the Day: Crowd Sizes and 'Alternative Facts'

Kellyanne Conway is here to refute the dishonest media.

President Trump signs an executive order on Monday.

Here Are the Details of Trump’s Governmentwide Hiring Freeze

OPM and OMB will come up with an alternate plan for dealing with federal workforce attrition.

How Will the Hiring Freeze Affect Diversity in Government?

The outgoing administration asked agencies to assess why Hispanic federal employees are underrepresented in the workforce, but the new hiring freeze might divert attention from diversity issues.

Inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

House and Senate Democrats Pressure GSA on Trump Hotel Lease

Obama appointee departs without official guidance on possible conflicts of interest.

Belgium Army and police at Porte de Namur metro station in Brussels as part of security lock-down following terrorist threats on Nov. 23, 2015.

VOA’s Extremism Watch Project Fills a Niche in Monitoring Terrorism

Website in English and South Asian languages can claim scoops.

President Trump signs executive orders in the Oval Office on Monday.

Trump Signs Order to Freeze Federal Hiring

President does not elaborate on policy, other than to say military would be exempt.

Trump Snubs Ethical Norms Because We Have Forgotten Why They Matter

We haven't had a major government ethics scandal since Watergate, which means Americans have forgotten how bad it can be. That's why Trump may end up accidentally reminding us.

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Why It’s So Hard for Women to Break Into the C-suite

While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.

Is Part of Chelsea Manning’s Legacy Increased Surveillance?

Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.

How Will Congress Cope With Trump?

Democrat or Republican, no one on Capitol Hill is certain what changes the president will bring.

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