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House Approves Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Measure will head to Senate, where it is expected to pass.

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McCaskill Taps Her State Auditor Experience for Local Police Militarization Inquiry

Missouri senator’s previous state investigations found problems with training and use of local police equipment.

Benghazi Panel Succeeds In Avoiding Partisan Spectacle (So Far)

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.

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Republican House Keeps IRS in its Crosshairs

Bills related to targeting controversy include one to restrict use of personal email.

Senate Approves Bill to Default New Hires Into Riskier, Higher Yielding TSP Fund

Both houses have approved separate bills to automatically enroll new feds in a lifecycle fund.

Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

Play of the Day: The Frustrations of Hillary Clinton

The former Secretary of State is not in Iowa for the steak.

House Approves Bill To Make It Easier to Fire Senior Executives

The legislation would make government’s top career officials eligible for one- to 14-day suspensions without pay.

Bill to Avoid Shutdown on Track for Passage This Week

Measure would allow 1 percent pay raise for federal employees.

Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

Congressional leaders are gathering votes as some members question Obama's strategy.

SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Reconstruction watchdog says State and USAID have misread his independent role.

House Republicans Fast-Track Obama's ISIS Offensive for Wednesday Vote

Provision would be voted on as an amendment to a federal funding bill the House has to pass by the end of the month to avoid a government shutdown.

Play of the Day: How to Peer Pressure ISIS

The coalition to combat the group is growing.

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