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Arts and Humanities Agencies Brace for Familiar Threat of Extinction

The Trump administration’s reported plan for budget cuts prompts anxiety and pushback.

Three Urgent Tasks for Trump’s National-Security Team

The administration needs a single line on various policies — but even more urgently, it must fill about 100 top federal jobs, says James Stavridis.

Is the Southern Border a Constitution-Free Zone?

The Supreme Court considers a case involving a youth on the Mexican side of the border killed by an American border patrol agent on the U.S. side.

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What Trump Misses About Regulations: They Produce Benefits As Well As Costs

President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.

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Mattis Takes on the Pentagon Bureaucracy

The secretary of Defense wants to reform the sprawling department’s business functions and reorganize key executive offices.

DHS Secretary John Kelly issued the memorandums.

How Trump Will 'Take the Shackles Off' DHS Employees With New Immigration Policies

DHS memos give officers more discretion on arrests, deportations.

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How Trump Can Avoid the Reorganization Trap His Predecessors Fell Into

It’s hard to save big money by cutting agencies without cutting programs.

A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It

Megaprojects are rarely, if ever, completed on schedule.

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How to Cope With an Anxiety-Provoking Boss

The worst part about working for an insecure boss is that you never know what to expect.

Donald Trump’s Plan to Outsource Immigration Enforcement to Local Cops

The president pledged to detain and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, but to do so, he’ll need to enlist the help of local authorities.

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Five Lessons Donald Trump Could Learn From Abraham Lincoln

The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.

When Federal Agencies Can Decline to Ban the Box

OPM spells out circumstances making it appropriate to ask for job candidates’ criminal histories.

Scott Pruitt Is Confirmed as EPA's New Leader

Here’s what happens now that the EPA’s legal nemesis has been approved by the Senate to lead the agency.

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