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Senate Poised to Approve Budget Plan, Setting Up Fight Over Fed Benefit Cuts

The House version of the resolution includes $32 billion in cuts, likely to employee retirement and health insurance programs.

Small Agency’s Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Report Improved Job Satisfaction

But leader of Chemical Safety Board says big uptick in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey scores was the result of management improvement initiatives.

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Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., launched the probe into travel spending late last month.

House Oversight Leaders Press Tardy Agencies to Reveal Their Travel Costs

Committee chairman threatens Agriculture and Justice with subpoenas.

Michelle Obama announces a makeover for food nutrition labels with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars in Washington in 2016.

Do People Like Government ‘Nudges’? Study Says: Yes

Government initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention after Richard Thaler won a Nobel in economics for his working on nudging.

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Take 5: How Power Dynamics Shape Our Behavior

Power—or the lack of it—impacts everything from snack choices to economic growth.

Play of the Day: 'The Apprentice' For Border Walls

The wall prototypes are showcased near the border and they look like reality show contestants.

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To Give Better Feedback, You Must Fully Understand the Agony of Receiving It

We talk a lot about how we need feedback and not enough about how we process it.

A  home damaged by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, is shown on Oct. 12.

Congress, FBI Already Investigating Potential Abuse of Federal Funds in Puerto Rico's Disaster Response

The federal government has ramped up disaster oversight post-Katrina, but current allegations involve local mayors.

“I can’t imagine someone more qualified for this position,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Trump's GSA Nominee Wins Bipartisan Praise

Emily Murphy would streamline disposal of excess property, seek economical leasing.

Donald Trump lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial before a 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon.

Slain Soldier's Mother: 'Trump Did Disrespect My Son'

Despite claiming he was better at consoling the families of slain servicemembers than his predecessors, Trump offended the family of La David Johnson and skipped calls and letters to other grieving loved ones.

Lego Is Finally Celebrating the Women of NASA With Their Very Own Set

Astronauts and other key contributors to the space agency's most successful projects are now immortalized in brick form.

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