Oversight

Congressional Candidates Vie for Mantle of Next Federal Employees’ Hero

As two fed-friendly lawmakers from Northern Virginia retire, new federal advocates seek office.

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Ebola Specialists Think Globally, Congress Thinks Domestically

Obama’s new czar skips hearing as HHS preparedness chief defends progress.

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This Ted Cruz Staffer Blamed Ebola on Obamacare

“Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.,” Nick Muzin tweeted.

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U.S. Navy Lt. Jose Garcia prepares samples for further analysis at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Bushrod Island, Liberia.

This Is What the 'Largest Ever U.S. Response to a Global Health Crisis' Looks Like

A guide to the who, what and how many of the federal government's fight against Ebola.

Lifesize Foosball Game, Swedish Massages for Rabbits Make Coburn's Final 'Wastebook'

Retiring senator frames alleged wasteful spending against the backdrop of increasing “chaos, confusion and uncertainty.”

Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in July.

IRS Chief: Congressional Overseers May Have Gotten ‘A Little Carried Away’

Koskinen tells trade publisher his agency made mistakes, but defends post-scandal reforms.

Funding Hikes to Combat Health Care Fraud Could Pay Off, CBO Says

Study examines budget impact of Justice and HHS efforts to reduce improper payments.

AbbVie 's CEO blamed the US Treasury Department.

The US Government Actually Stood Up To a Would-be Corporate Tax Dodger

The Obama administration tightened the rules for companies seeking to complete tax inversion moves.

The Ex-Nazis Collecting Social Security

They reportedly received millions of dollars in government benefits even after being expelled from the United States.

Agencies Paid Hundreds of Employees to Not Work for at Least One Year

Agencies use administrative leave largely to pay employees facing disciplinary action, report finds.

On Politics

The Trench Warfare Begins

Democrats' chance to maintain their hold on the Senate now boils down to the ground game.

Congress Prepares to Offer More Money for Ebola Fight

As they await a White House request, appropriators are beginning to get their ducks in a row.

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