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Year in Review: Obama Holds End of 2014 News Conference

Before he left for a Hawaii vacation, the president had big words for Sony at his annual year-end presser.

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U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo

The U.S. still holds 63 detainees who have been cleared for release.

OMB Trumpets Progress on Tracking Contractor Performance and Other Cross-Agency Goals

Obama push for data-driven management is paying off, according to update.

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You Can Be Endorsed for 'Time Travel' and 'WMDs' on LinkedIn

The social network for professionals lets you endorse people for some pretty unusual skills. Here are some of them.

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The Strategic Pause: 6 Reasons to Take a Breath

The end of the year pressures us to go full-steam ahead, but stop and evaluate.

IRS chief John Koskinen tells employees that agency leadership will do its best "not to take actions that make your job more difficult or less satisfying."

Possible Furlough Days Coming to IRS Employees

Full-day agency shutdowns could complement hiring freeze and overtime suspension.

Warren Christopher was Secretary of State from 1993-1997.

The Overseas Diplomatic Life is Not All Sips of Tea

"The students, I don’t know how many there were, several thousand, surrounded the cars and began to pelt them with eggs and rocks and to jump up on top of the cars and stamp on the roofs." When Warren Christopher had to deliver bad news in Taiwan.

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7 Very Telling Signs Your Job Is a Poor Fit

How to avoid a long-term ‘soul sucking’ experience.

The Limits of Obama's Clemency

The president granted pardons and commutations to 20 on Wednesday, but many more wait.

White House Floats New Climate Guidelines for Energy, Infrastructure Development

The administration is releasing new plans instructing federal agencies to assess greenhouse-gas emissions as part of a broader effort to address climate change.

Library of Congress Will Preserve The Big Lebowski as a Historical Piece of American Culture

The National Film Preservation Board selected the Coen brothers’ film for preservation.

Budget-Crunched IRS Revamps Exempt Organizations Division

Unit that birthed targeting controversy speeds up applications processing.

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How to Avoid the Disaster of Leadership Vertigo

It's when your brain tells you one thing and the facts tell you another.

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