If the Government Made People Do Good, Would that Be Bad?

Senator Mike Lee fears enrolling women in the Selective Service is a dangerous precedent that may lead to mandatory service for things like national security and the public good.

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Play of the Day: Trump Has a Big Mac in the Sky

The 2016 GOP nominee celebrates clinching with a hamburger on his jet.

Was a Senator’s Report on Waste in Federal Science Grants More Wasteful Than the Research Itself?

Scientists and agency officials say Hill report does not present a full and accurate picture of their projects and the merits of their work.


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The Real Scandal of Hillary Clinton's Emails

It’s not what she wrote—it’s her tendency to wall herself off from alternative points of view.

On Politics Jean-Léon Gérôme's "Socrate venant chercher Alcibiade chez Aspasie"

The Trump Comparison You Have Not Heard Yet

A classics professor writes that Trump’s raucous campaign style is nothing new. He introduces us to a chariot-racing statesman from ancient Athens who may have given Trump a run for his money.

Play of the Day: Clinton Email Conversation or Game of Thrones?

Late-night further examines the State Department IG report.

Ryan spoke with reporters Thursday.

The Humbling of Paul Ryan's Plan to Fix the Broken Appropriations Process

A gay-rights amendment takes down a House appropriations bill.

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Battle of the Surrogates

Hillary Clinton can call on just about any elected official in the Democratic Party, including a past and current president. Donald Trump, not so much.

Play of the Day: Clinton's Email… Again

The release of an IG report means late-night TV can joked about Clinton's terrible records management.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane bound for Tripoli, Libya.

State IG: Clinton Ignored Department Protocol in Using Private Email Server

Audit found no evidence the former secretary of State ever sought approval for her email practices.

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Obama Floats Above the Malaise in His Job Approval Ratings

Ratings reach two-year highs even though most voters think the country is headed on the wrong track.

Play of the Day: Trump Narrates History's Tragedies

The 2016 presumptive GOP nominee likes the word "boom."

Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., is the lead sponsor of one of the bills.

House Passes Bills to Speed Up Sales of Federal Buildings

Bipartisan measures would create a Public Buildings Reform Board and streamline leasing.