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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questioned the director of USPTO about any potential reorganization.

Patent Office Director: No 'Significant' Reorganization Planned

The agency tasked with adjudicating intellectual property claims will continue to staff up in the coming years to tackle the patent application backlog.

President Donald J. Trump and President Emmanuel Macron walk in Paris in 2017.

The Foreign Leaders Trump Favors

This week’s state visit cements Emmanuel Macron’s reputation as one of the president’s closest friends. But he’s not the only one.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined a Republican colleague in placing a hold.

Second Senator Blocks Intelligence Nominee Over Firing of Whistleblower Ombudsman

Wyden and Grassley await documents on Dan Meyer’s centralized program for Intel Community.

Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on April 16.

Trump Officials Defend VA Pick as He Gears Up for Contentious Confirmation

VA secretaries typically sail through confirmation, but Ronny Jackson’s lack of experience has the White House on the defensive.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short  said: "In many cases, what I think you’ll see us putting forward are dollars that have been leftover in programs for years that are not being utilized."

Trump Readies a Vaguely Nixon-Like Package of Spending Clawbacks

Warned by senators against violating budget deal, White House presses ahead with rescissions.

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite undergoes production at Lockheed Martin’s satellite manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California.

U.S. Air Force to Put Sensors on Allies’ Satellites

The move is intended to deter Russia or China from shooting down spacecraft — and provide backups if they do.

Management Chief: Trump Administration Will Renew Push for Performance Pay Fund

In an interview with NextGov, OMB Deputy Director for Management Margaret Weichert said the Trump administration would push for civil service reform legislation.

People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station.

What Trump Has Already Given Up to North Korea

Pyongyang has long sought a legitimacy-conferring summit with a sitting U.S. president, and it looks highly unlikely to give up the "treasured sword" of its existing nukes.

Is the Senate Bill to Protect Mueller Constitutional?

Legal scholars say the bipartisan legislation could run into trouble at the Supreme Court.

Play of the Day: Ryan Zinke's Not a Geologist

The Interior chief is many things, but he has not held the job of geologist professionally.