11 Major Agency Reforms in Obama’s Budget

Not everything the president’s blueprint is unachievable.

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Was the IRS Bullied Into Giving Karl Rove’s Group Tax-Exempt Status?

The agency's ruling on Crossroads GPS prompts an outcry.

At the Illinois State Capitol, Obama Eschews the ‘Refusal to Compromise as an Accomplishment’

This week, the president returned to Springfield, where the inter-party “trust we’d built meant that we came at each debate assuming the best in one another and not the worst.”


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 Joe Biden, left, gestures while speaking with Dr. Bruce L. Levine PH.D., center, and Dr. Carl H. June M.D., in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in January.

What Is the Point of Joe Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot'?

The vice president has launched an effort to “end cancer,” but the White House is only asking for $1 billion.

Senator objects to Congress' classification as a large employer for tax forms and a small one for Obamacare purposes.

Oops. Did IRS Send Capitol Hill Staff the Wrong Tax Form?

Senator Vitter sends commissioner complaint as part of challenge to OPM Obamacare rule.

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Effective Leaders Know How to Focus on the Future

Fortunately, strategic foresight is a measurable activity.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Wednesday on the department's budget request.

VA Proposes Taking Away Senior Executives’ MSPB Appeal Rights

Department’s about-face on authority to discipline top career officials comes after judges reverse two demotions and a firing.

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Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., sought a framework to better manage existing space and help facilitate the disposal of unneeded federal property.

Goal of Improving Federal Property Management Unites Disparate Senators

Panel advances Carper bill to speed disposal of unneeded facilities.

A convoy of armored vehicles and SUVs rolls past a barricade on the road near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 30.

The Oregon Standoff Comes to an End

All four holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have surrendered.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sponsored the measure.

Senate Advances Plan to Expand Whistleblower Protections Among Subcontractor Employees

Panel clears McCaskill bill that would make protections permanent.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced the bill.

Bonus Bill For Feds Gains Momentum in Senate

Bipartisan legislation would allow agencies to give awards of up to $10,000 to federal employees who help save the government money.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace Wednesday.

U.S. Syria Policy Is Under Fire From Allies

The French foreign minister called Washington’s approach ambiguous while Turkey’s president accused it of siding with terrorists.