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Sessions Has Argued Even Presidents Should Pay for Obstructing Justice

December 4, 2017 Donald Trump’s lawyer John Dowd isn’t concerned about accusations that the U.S. president might have tried to interfere with FBI’s Russia probe. Dowd told Axios that the “president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express...

More Than 200 US Diplomats, Civil Servants and Servicewomen Say They’ve Been Harassed at Work

November 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just days after revelations of sexual harassment within the ranks of the US Congress, American women working in national security are speaking out, too. An open letter titled #metoonatsec accuses their industry of systemic discrimination and harassment. The letter was signed by 223 women, including 60 current and former ambassadors....

More Than 200 U.S. Diplomats, Civil Servants and Servicewomen Say They’ve Been Harassed At Work

November 29, 2017 Just days after revelations of sexual harassment within the ranks of the US Congress, American women working in national security are speaking out, too. An open letter titled #metoonatsec accuses their industry of systemic discrimination and harassment. The letter was signed by 223 women, including 60 current and former ambassadors....

Hurricane Harvey’s Costs “May Blow Katrina Out of the Water,” According to the Government’s Lead Expert

September 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the rain continues to fall in Texas and Louisiana, analysts are scrambling to work out how much the damage done by Hurricane Harvey will cost. The US government won’t be releasing an exact estimate for a month but its lead expert says it looks like it will easily pass...

Harvey's Costs 'May Blow Katrina Out of the Water'

August 31, 2017 While the rain continues to fall in Texas and Louisiana, analysts are scrambling to work out how much the damage done by Hurricane Harvey will cost. The U.S. government won’t be releasing an exact estimate for a month but its lead expert says it looks like it will easily pass...

Where in the World the U.S. Still Has a Military Presence

August 23, 2017 In a speech delivered Monday in Fort Meyer, Virginia, Donald Trump confirmed what was expected: he is walking back opposition to military involvement in Afghanistan, and instead sending more troops to a war that’s already cost the US some $800 billion and over 2,400 troops’ lives. After Obama failed to...

The US Military Indeed Spends A Lot on Viagra—Because it Helps Veterans With PTSD

July 30, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When president Donald Trump announced his intention of banning transgender people from serving in the US military, he blamed “the tremendous medical costs [..] that transgender in the military would entail.” Many noted that in fact those costs were tiny: On its existing transgender personnel the military spends $8.4 million...

The Military Indeed Spends a Lot On Viagra — Because It Helps Veterans With PTSD

July 28, 2017 When president Donald Trump announced his intention of banning transgender people from serving in the US military, he blamed “the tremendous medical costs [..] that transgender in the military would entail.” Many noted that in fact those costs were tiny: On its existing transgender personnel the military spends $8.4 million...

Jay-Z, Chris Sacca, Dave McClure: Powerful Men Admit Hurting Women, Are Congratulated for Personal Growth

July 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow “I’m a creep,” wrote Dave McClure on Medium on July 2. “I’m sorry.” The founder of the influential Silicon Valley incubator 500 Startups officially resigned from the company he created the following day, after a female entrepreneur accused him of unwanted sexual advances. Something must be in the air. This...

Trump Has Raised His Approval Ratings by Embracing His Inner Bomb

April 18, 2017 Since before he became president on Jan. 20, Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been low, to say the least: Trump has consistently registered lower than any president in recent history, even when comparing his performance with predecessors dealing with especially difficult circumstances (the Great Recession, for instance). As of April...