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The Donald Trump Conundrum

How should his Republican rivals handle him at the debate? And who might inherit his supporters?

Despite Possible Government Shutdown, Many Military Families Think Congress Will Reverse Sequestration in the Fall

Service members though are increasingly worried about changes to health care and retirement benefits, according to survey.

"It's deeply disturbing that the administration continues to drag its feet on filling the inspector-general position at the VA," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Whistleblowers: VA's Watchdog Office Is Failing Us

One year after the VA scandal broke, senators say the office that should be helping truth-tellers is still broken.

Play of the Day: Donald Trump is a Human Emoji

He may not email or text, but he really doesn't have to.

Jesse Pinkman (left) and Walter White baking meth in the AMC television series "Breaking Bad." Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said of the explosion at the federal facility: “Even Hollywood couldn’t have imagined this plot twist.”

Federal Employee May Have Been Cooking Meth at Government Agency’s Campus

The FBI and Congress are investigating if a meth lab exploded in a federal building.

Senate Tries to Stop Agencies from Paying Dead People

Bipartisan plan to publish taxpayer-funded scientific research also approved.

Cecil patrols among his pride in Hwange National Park in 2012.

Fish and Wildlife Wants to Talk to Famous Lion’s Killer ‘Immediately’

Congressional Democrats are asking the Interior Department to finalize a rule to better protect African lions.

Long-Term Highway Bill Approved by Senate, Setting Up Negotiations With House

The chambers will try to split their differences by October, when a three-month patch runs out.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called the VA’s fiscal emergency “management malpractice.”

Congress Bails Out the VA, Helping Avoid Furloughs

Senate approves House-passed budget fix before leaving town so department can keep hospitals open this summer.

The Chemical Safety Board helped investigate the April 2013 explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

Senate Panel Clears Two for Troubled Chemical Safety Board

Push to fill vacancies comes as key staffers' administrative leave is extended.