Speed Up Efforts to Standardize Spending Data, Watchdog Tells Agencies

The administration is making progress on implementing the DATA Act, but needs to move faster, GAO says.

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Felony Indictments for Texas’ Attorney General; Is There Still Canadian Trash in Michigan?

Also: Missoula’s high-tech parking meters and conservative support for medical marijuana in Maryland.

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The Donald Trump Conundrum

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How should his Republican rivals handle him at the debate? And who might inherit his supporters?

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More Delays Hold Back OPM Hack Victims From Receiving Protection Benefits

Request for offers from contractors now not expected until next week.

One Year After Scathing Report of Abuses, Patent Office Telecommuters Win Review Panel's Blessing

National Academy finds program to be mostly healthy, backs small improvements in controls against time-card abuse.

State Releases a New Batch of Clinton Emails

The emails comes amid scrutiny of the candidate's use of email when she was State Department chief.

Soldiers participate in rappel training during the Ranger Course on Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, Ga.

Two Women Advance To Final Phase of Army Ranger School

Of the three women still vying to graduate from the first gender-integrated course for the Army’s elite, two moved on to the swamp stage.

This is the face of low blood pressure.

Hillary Clinton's Doctor Deems Her Healthy

Besides hypothyroidism and allergies, Lisa Bardack says the candidate is in good shape.

Despite Possible Government Shutdown, Many Military Families Think Congress Will Reverse Sequestration in the Fall

Service members though are increasingly worried about changes to health care and retirement benefits, according to survey.

President Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009. The bill would codify some of the preparations the George W. Bush administration made in 2008 for that transition.

Senate Passes Bill to Smooth Presidential Transitions

Each agency would be required to designate a transition coordinator six months before the election.


Conservative Blogger Wants GOP to Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood

Erick Erickson says Republicans "should have that fight” over "an organization that kills our children and sells their organs."

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5 Leadership Behaviors to Move Up on Your List

It pays to spend more time on skills that build relationships.

"It's deeply disturbing that the administration continues to drag its feet on filling the inspector-general position at the VA," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Whistleblowers: VA's Watchdog Office Is Failing Us

One year after the VA scandal broke, senators say the office that should be helping truth-tellers is still broken.