Senate Avoids Shutdown With Last-Minute Approval of Spending Bill

With agency funding set to run out at midnight, the Senate voted late Friday for a continuing resolution to keep government operating through April 28, 2017.

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Obama Orders Investigation Into Election-Related Hacking

A report will be shared with lawmakers before Trump’s inauguration, a top adviser said Friday.

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The 'Things That Don’t Make a Lot of Noise:' Craig Fugate on Managing FEMA

A Q&A with the Obama administration’s emergency management chief.

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House Clears Two Whistleblower Protection Bills to Send to Obama

Senate-passed plans would strengthen rights of contractor employees and FBI agents.

Annual Defense Bill Has Major Implications for Feds’ Leave, Pay

Language curbing paid administrative leave and raising the cap on Defense buyouts makes it into final version that is now headed to Obama’s desk.

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How Donald Trump Could Restore Confidence in Government

Four ways the president-elect can ensure a transparent administration.

A sign at the entrance to the Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming on Oct. 1, 2013, during a government shutdown.

White House, Agencies Begin Preparing for Shutdown

Senate has just hours left to avoid shuttering agencies.

Linda McMahon can come in with the steel chair, if need be.

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Wrestling Presidency

Linda McMahon will help make America great again by slamming opponents with steel chairs.

Obama Boosts 2017 Civilian Federal Pay Raise to 2.1 Percent

Surprise move comes after he had reaffirmed a 1.6 percent boost in November.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., vows to block a budget measure to fund agencies through April unless Congress extends miners' health care benefits.

Shutdown Looms as Senate Democrats Refuse to Back Down Over Miners' Benefits

Battle over health care for coal miners disrupts plans for a budget resolution before Friday deadline.


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