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The President of the United States Does Not Control the Economy

A newly updated paper shows that the economy has reliably grown faster under Democratic presidents than Republicans. But what does that really tell us?

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House Passes Ambitious Reorganization of U.S. International Broadcasting

Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce calls part-time BBG 'broken and ineffective.'

House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill

It looks as if it can pass the House. But the Senate is a totally different story.

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'$10.10 Is Not Enough,' Low-Wage Federal Contract Workers Tell Obama

Lawmakers from Progressive Caucus join in call for higher hourly wages, collective bargaining rights.

Excellence in Government

Innovation the NASA Way: What’s Your Mission?

It doesn’t take a space race to inspire your team to think and act boldly.

"It's an important conversation because I think it will help us to refocus on the fact that there are people who lost their loved ones," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said.

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

"If they have questions that are still out there, I think we want to know what those questions are," ranking Democrat says.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

The Senate Has a New Plot to Thwart NSA Spying

A reworked bill in the Senate being introduced this week is renewing confidence among anti-surveillance crusaders.

South Texas Border Patrol vehicle covers tracks that could help illegal immigrants find their way.

Dissenting Vote on Border Funds Sought in House

Conservatives want a resolution saying President Obama has all the tools he needs to respond to the flood of undocumented immigrants.

Medicare's Financial Picture Is Looking Better

Independent actuaries said the program's trustees are too optimistic.

Fedblog

USPS Is Recruiting a Firer-in-Chief

The “RIF administrator” will be tasked with issuing layoffs.

On Politics

Blocking the Vote in Congress

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle.

Crates of weapons for the Afghan National Security Forces.

The Afghan Military’s Tracking of U.S.-Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best

Watchdog warns that incomplete inventory could help arming of insurgents.

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