Oversight

Cutting Red Tape Could Prove Lucrative for Agencies

To incentivize efficiency, Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, wants to link budgets to improvements in operations.

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Obamacare's Road Back to the Supreme Court

With one big loss and one big win on the same day, Obamacare may be headed back to the high court.

Judge Uses Domino's Pizza to Explain Obamacare Exchanges

Buried in today's ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies is the perfect way to explain the case to people who aren't riveted by health care policy.

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 President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

Obama's Immigration Choices Will Define the Fate of Both Parties

Republican presidential contenders could face a difficult choice between infuriating primary voters and permanently alienating Hispanic voters.

Americans Have Some Awful Ideas About Fixing Congress

Gallup recently asked more than 1,000 Americans "What is the most important thing you would recommend be done to fix Congress?"

Nextgov Lois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her hard drive was destroyed, IRS has said.

IRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time

Agency is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.

The ornament laden White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

Yes, the Search for the White House Christmas Tree Has Already Begun

Tree growers descend on southwest Michigan this week to choose which farm will provide the White House with its Christmas tree.

Republicans Prep Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day

It looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.

Play of the Day: The Russian Theory Of The Zombie Plane Crash

Maybe the Dutch are responsible for the MH17 tragedy. But probably not.

Agency Returned $4.6 Billion to Wronged Consumers

Republican critics of the 3-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau say it hasn’t received enough oversight.

A Donetsk People Republic's fighter looks on at a block-post near the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 6, 2014, with a flag of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine on the background.

Obama on Ukraine's Pro-Russia Separatists: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'

"We have to make sure that the truth is out," the president said.

On Politics Tea Party protestors rally in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2010.

Disruptive Politics

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Surrounded by LGBT supporters, President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination.

Obama Signs Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Feds and Contractors

President says federal dollars should not go toward supporting discrimination.

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