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Blocking the Vote in Congress

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle.

A poster of Edward Snowden's face hangs in Berlin in June after a rally.

The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

As of Aug. 1, Kevin McCarthy, right, is the majority leader and Steve Scalise is the new majority whip.

House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles—and Office Space

A reminder about the Capitol: "Nothing is more important here to people than real estate."

A GOES-R Spacecraft System and Propulsion Modules in Lockheed Martin Cleanroom

Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data from Contractor’s PC

Watchdog says it's a bad idea for personnel to access NOAA systems using personal computers

 President Barack Obama, and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer

Top Obama Aide Concerned by Impeachment Threats

A recent poll found that 57 percent of Republicans want to impeach the President.

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, left, listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media next to Honduran President Juan Hernandez after they met to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis.

Obama Finally Floats a Refugee Plan As Support for Deportation Grows

Obama administration officials are considering a plan that would allow Hondurans under 21 to apply for refugee status from their home country, without having to make the dangerous trek to America.

Congressman Suggests Issa Install Pool to Root Out Suspected Witches

Democrat Tony Cardenas trolls Darrell Issa in calling for a “Senator Joseph R. McCarthy Memorial Truth Pond."

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

Hiring Reform Bill Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill

Bipartisan House duo introduces companion to Senate measure allowing agencies to share information on qualified applicants.