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Shutdown Looms as Senate Democrats Refuse to Back Down Over Miners' Benefits

Battle over health care for coal miners disrupts plans for a budget resolution before Friday deadline.

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Transition Officials: The Hiring Freeze Is Just One Way Trump Will Cut Government

As feds await details, they will start seeing more landing team members at their agencies.

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House Approves Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Senate must pass CR Friday to avoid funding lapse.

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Donald Trump introduces retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on Tuesday in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

All the President-Elect's Generals

Why has Trump shown such eagerness to select former military brass for his Cabinet? The reasons may be both pragmatic and political.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower for a meeting Wednesday.

Trump’s EPA Pick Is Skeptical of More Than Just Climate Change

As Oklahoma attorney general, Scott Pruitt sued the federal government to prevent rules about air and water pollution from taking effect.

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Growing Government’s ‘Sharing Economy’

Shared services are working, but the challenge is getting more agencies on board.

Trump Appoints a 'Long-time Friend' of Xi Jinping’s to Be the U.S. Ambassador to China

After a year of bashing China, Trump's appointed the governor or Iowa—an avowed fan of trade with China—as ambassador.

Investigative report was prepared for Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

GOP Lawmakers Say State Department Should Trim Fancy Embassies

Democrats and agency spokesman say safety is highest priority.

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is getting some advice from his predecessors.

Some Tips on Managing President Trump and His Staff

Two seasoned White House chiefs of staff offer advice to Reince Priebus.

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This Is No Way to Run a Government

Addressing fiscal concerns doesn’t preclude improving the way agencies deliver on their missions.

The NSA Can See Everything You’re Doing With Your Phone on a Plane

Just turning on your phone will tell the NSA where you are.

'I Am an American': The Chilling Story of a Dorothea Lange Photo Taken After Pearl Harbor

More than 100,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned in "internment camps."

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