Nominating a Crony, Loyalist or Old Buddy for Attorney General is a U.S. Presidential Tradition

President Trump has been criticized for the appointment of political allies as attorney general. But history is filled with examples of AGs who were friends and political supporters of the president.

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HHS Proposes Substantial Limits on Telework

The department and union officials have until Dec. 15 to reach accord before an independent panel imposes terms for a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Watch This State Office Building Twist and Sway

For the past 15 years, the Atwood Building in downtown Anchorage has been outfitted with instruments to measure how it performs during big earthquakes.

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Yes, It’s Legal For Trump To Hire His Family As White House Staff

Here's how the president can justify hiring pretty much anyone he wants for certain jobs.

Peter Strzok testifies before Congress in July.

FBI Faulted for Procedures for Smartphones that Forensics Can’t Scrub

Watchdog’s review of Strzok-Page text messages prompts changes in product selection.

HHS Restores Obamacare Guidance on Outreach to Latinos

Agency stresses that career staff control website, encouraging enrollment.

Excellence in Government Don Clay and Marjorie Weidenfeld Buckholtz (the author) are pictured at a Washington event in 1990.

Why I Have Faith in Government

A visionary leader’s legacy embodies the value of the civil service.

Baltimore City Fire Department Hazmat team battalion Chief Mark Wagner, left, guides operations during an emergency training exercise put on by the University of Maryland Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force to simulate a bioterror attack.

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

DHS inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

Donald Trump May Spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago Over Christmas and New Year’s

This would be Trump's longest stay yet at his private Florida resort.

U.S. Army Africa troops train with regional allies during the United Accord 2018 exercise in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2018.

Trump’s New Africa Plan: Fewer U.S. Troops and Aid, More Investment and Deals

U.S. Army Africa troops train with regional allies during the United Accord 2018 exercise in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2018.

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How To Get Leadership Right, According To The CEO Of The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

"When you really count on somebody and you're asking them to contribute in a meaningful way, people are amazing."

Play of the Day: The First Lady Is True To Herself

Late-night hosts joked about Melania Trump's Fox News interview.

Garry Reid, director for defense intelligence and security, told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday the Pentagon is preparing to take over the clearance process.

Security Clearance Backlog Dips as Pentagon Gears Up to Take Over Processing

The move will entail absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.