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Agencies Paid Hundreds of Employees to Not Work for at Least One Year

Agencies use administrative leave largely to pay employees facing disciplinary action, report finds.

The Trench Warfare Begins

Democrats' chance to maintain their hold on the Senate now boils down to the ground game.

Congress Prepares to Offer More Money for Ebola Fight

As they await a White House request, appropriators are beginning to get their ducks in a row.

Play of the Day: How Television Could Save the Supreme Court

Last Week Tonight takes on the camera ban at the court.

One Way to Avoid Flight Delays: Help Air-Traffic Controllers Do a Better Job

Hamsa Balakrishnan develops algorithms that help controllers and pilots better manage who's taking off and when.

GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck AG Pick

Obama's nominee can get confirmed in December, though Republicans could exact revenge later.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

Federal Health Officials Face Questions from All Sides on Capitol Hill

Democrats are focused on budget cuts to health agencies, while GOP questions the competence of the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

Mark Udall Touts NSA Reform (and Dings Obama) in Bid to Save Senate Seat

One of the Senate’s fiercest critics of government surveillance is attempting to leverage his track record on the issue to salvage his reelection.

Play of the Day: The Newest Midterm Debate Strategy

Running against the president works for both parties.