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What It’s Like to Be an Immigration Attorney in the Final Weeks Before the Trump Presidency

One lawyer says that she’s seen a tenfold increase in calls, emails, and inquiries to her firm since the election.

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Is Trump Running the Fastest Transition in 40 Years, and Does That Matter?

Good-government observers caution that appointments are a “marathon, not a sprint.”

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The 2016 'Plum Book' Lists Thousands of Jobs Up for Grabs in the Trump Administration

More than 9,000 positions are detailed in the quadrennial publication.

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Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Won’t Work While He’s President

How comfortable will he be with delayed gratification?

Fake passports confiscated during a raid on a fake US embassy in Accra, Ghana.

A Fake U.S. Embassy Operating in Ghana for the Past Decade Has Been Shut Down

Beneath a photo of president Barack Obama, staff posing as consular officials, took visa applications from unsuspecting Ghanians.

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Use Your Head: Don’t Be Seduced By Technology

Even when using the most sophisticated tools, human judgment is actually required.

Then presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign event at the University of Iowa in January.

Trump Taps Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

If confirmed, the retired neurosurgeon would lead a mid-size agency with an increasingly vital mission.

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Only Long-Term Planning Can Counter Short-Term Thinking

Agency plans tend to be designed around the four-year election cycle, but the most important challenges require a much longer time horizon.

‘Catastrophic’ Power Outage Nearly Destroyed MSPB’s Electronic Records System

A newly released report shows how devastating a June 2015 incident was to the Merit System Protection Board.

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15 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine that Can Make You Smarter, Healthier and More Sane

These are some newly adopted habits that can help you live you best live in 2016.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is one of the senators making the request.

Lawmakers Ask Obama to Freeze Hiring Until Trump Arrives

Republican senators warn against “burrowing in” and new career hires who won’t help execute the next administration’s policies.

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Needed: A New Approach for Onboarding Political Appointees

A new administration promises big changes. It should start with the process for preparing new leaders for success.

Trump Taps James Mattis for Defense Secretary

The president-elect called the retired Marine general “the closest thing we have to General George Patton of our time.”

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