How the Antiquities Act Has Expanded the National Park System and Fueled Struggles Over Land Protection

he 1906 Antiquities Act gives presidents unilateral power to protect land as national monuments. The law has saved important places, but has also fueled intense conflicts over land control

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GSA Receives On-Time Bids to Build New FBI Headquarters

Virginia and Maryland pols continue fight to land suburban development project.

The Gaps in Hillary Clinton's State Department Calendar

The U.S. presidential candidate excluded several events during her tenure as secretary of state, according to the AP.


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10 Ways to Foster Relationships in 10 Minutes or Less

Many leaders don’t take time to nurture relationships with their stakeholders. That’s a mistake.

President Obama Names the First LGBT National Monument

The Stonewall Inn and its surrounding areas “changed the nation’s history,” he said on Friday.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in July 2015.

The Show Trial of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

The congressional resolution condemning the longtime public servant breaks with both precedent and decency.

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Slow Down: You're Probably Screwing Up

It is possible to be both happier and more productive.

IRS Could Improve Reponses to Identity Theft, Says GAO

Estimates of amounts paid to fraudsters said to be low.

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Zika Is the 'Most Difficult' Emergency Health Response Ever, CDC Official Says

How the virus is spread, its disproportionate danger for pregnant women, and the delay in its worst effects combine to make this outbreak particularly tough.

What the Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Means for Hillary Clinton

She has vowed to expand President Obama’s executive actions. Thursday’s decision won’t necessarily prevent her from doing so.

Sherman Gillums Jr., executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America, said he would like to take the candidates through the experience of receiving care at a VA medical facility.

What Would a Bunch of Vets Tell the Presidential Candidates If They Were Trapped on an Elevator Together?

Don’t privatize VA health care, and don't treat us like political props, among other things.

House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.

Lawmaker: Feds Shouldn't Be Punished for Refusing to Break Rules

Measure would block the implementation of a recent federal court decision.

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Clinton's Private Email Server Was Briefly Locked Down in 2011

Judicial Watch releases State Department documents showing fear of breaches.


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