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5 ways the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation will be forced to follow Ray LaHood's lead

Whoever takes over next at the Transportation Department will head an agency in the midst of seismic transitions.

Convert. Max Kampelman went from pacifist to hawk and offered a lesson for us all. The CTBTO Photostream/Creative Commons

The Right and Wrong Ways to Change Your Politics

A look at the politics of conversion.

LaHood to step down as Transportation secretary

Illinois Republican will remain in position until a successor is confirmed.

3 Performance Measures That Don't Work (But Sometimes Do)

Not all metrics are created equal: The pluses, and negatives, of three performance measurement techniques.

Federal employee unions see large membership boost in last decade

Strong numbers persist despite dip since 2011.

Obama's permanent campaign: Can he use his reelection playbook to change Washington?

No president has ever pulled off what Obama now hopes to do -- move Congress by mobilizing a standing grassroots army.

Where Does Sandy Aid Go from Here?

Who exactly gets all that money? And when?

Report co-author Sidney Shapiro said SBA's Office of Advocacy has been "Acting as a federal outpost for big business and its anti-regulatory agenda.”

SBA office worked to block federal regulations on businesses

Office of Advocacy knocked in two reports by nonprofit watchdogs.