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Obama Declares Washington's 250,000-Acre Wildfire An Emergency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security will coordinate relief efforts and provide equipment to manage the 400-square-mile blaze.

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ISIL Is Now a ‘Full Blown Army’ in Iraq

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House lawmakers grilled State and Pentagon officials to find out why the Obama administration has failed to stop ISIL from carving up Iraq and Syria. By Ben Watson

Feds Go Off Message With Kardashian, Gaza Tweets

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It might be time for some remedial Twitter training.

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Madelyn Creedon will become As NNSA principal deputy administrator.

Senate Confirms Creedon for NNSA No. 2 Position

Creedon most recently served as assistant secretary of Defense for global strategic affairs.

Andrew Slavitt, principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

HHS Makes Personnel Moves to Better Manage Obamacare

Secretary Burwell brings in WalMart veteran as senior counselor.

Would Bringing SSA Into the 21st Century Kill 30,000 Jobs?

New report suggests more digital interaction, but shift could result in job losses for SSA employees.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a contentious hearing Wednesday.

IRS Chief Clashes With Republicans on Email Delivery, Role of IG

Lawmakers dispute agency’s cooperation in probe of alleged political targeting.

Excellence in Government

Clandestine to Clever: Tweets Reveal Government's Human Side

What we all can learn from the CIA's Twitter account.

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy

A One-Step Guide to Infuriating an EPA Official

Agency chief touts her staff's work after a Republican accused her of kowtowing to a green group.

Pay & Benefits Watch

TRICARE Increases Mental Health Care Providers

Beneficiaries can keep their current counselors, or opt for an independent provider as of Aug. 18.

 long line of Transportation Security Administration personnel salute as the Honor Flag leaves Los Angeles international airport after a TSA agent was shot there in November.

House Bill Requires TSA to Train Screeners on Handling Airport Shootings

Chamber passed legislation on Tuesday honoring screener killed in the line of duty last year at LAX.

Rep. Kay Granger R-Texas

The House GOP's Border Proposal Has Washington Headed for a Deadlock

Ideas laid out Wednesday morning clash with what the Senate and White House are looking for.

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