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Bob Dylan and President Obama at the White House in 2012.

Bob Dylan is Thinking About the Government

It’s not a job creator, the legendary troubador says.

Play of the Day: Trading Cigars and Shortstops for Type II Diabetes

The Nightly Show devotes time to the new Cuba policy.

The bill "forces agencies to take a step back, consider which positions are crucial, and make decisions based on necessity rather than luxury," said Rep. Cynthia Lummis, one of the sponsors.

Republicans Aim to Stop Agencies from ‘Blindly Filling Empty Desks’

Bill would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, and triggers an automatic hiring freeze if agencies aren’t meeting that goal.

Play of the Day: The State of Ernie Moniz's Hair

Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart have some things to say about the Energy Department chief's style.

The Senate Officially Believes Climate Change Is Real

But it's not ready to say that humanity is causing it.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The CIA's Most Important Overseer Is Abetting Its Torture Coverup

Senator Richard Burr now leads the Senate committee charged with keeping tabs on the spy agency. But he's behaving more like a CIA asset.

"We've got to do everything we can to carry out what we said during the election," Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said.

Senator: Attorney General Confirmation Hearing Will Be Forum to Hit Obama on Immigration

The new Senate Judiciary chairman takes over as his party mulls its next step in executive-order fight with White House.

Iran Bill Could Prompt Obama's First Veto Override

Pro-sanctions Democrats could team with the GOP to overcome White House opposition.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This is What Congressional Micromanagement Looks Like

Bill tells DHS precisely what it needs in the way of fences, roads and boat ramps to achieve “operational control” of the border.

The Broken Federal Personnel System in 7 Charts

Government employees are deeply frustrated with a personnel system that makes it too hard to hire skilled workers and fire poor performers.