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White House Cracks Down on Unions with Executive Orders

President Trump issued a series of executive orders Friday that would streamline firing and could gut federal employee unions’ ability to represent workers.

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How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions?

More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.

Big Changes Ahead for VA After Flurry of Action on Capitol Hill

The VA Mission Act will overhaul the department and create new opportunities for vets to receive private health care.

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OPM Wants to Make it Easier to Hire for Tech Jobs

Officials will solicit info from agencies on a potential governmentwide direct hire authority for STEM and cybersecurity posts.

Agencies Met Small Business Contracting Goals for Fifth Year Running

Federal agencies awarded 24 percent of their contracts to qualified small businesses.

Supporters rally for 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Santa Monica, California.

Postal Service Suspends Two Workers Over 2016 Campaign Activities

Although they backed different candidates, both were found to have violated the Hatch Act.

President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director Christopher Wray stand for the national anthem during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 15, 2017, in Quantico, Va.

Analysis: The Chilling Effect of Trump’s War on the FBI

As the president ramps up his attacks on the law-enforcement and intelligence communities, long-standing damage to key agencies seems inevitable.

Let’s Talk about Food—and What Happens In a Crisis

Sweden is telling its citizens to be ready to feed themselves for a week. Other nations should follow suit.

Competitors pull simulated casualties during the stress shoot event during the Eighth Army Best Warrior Competition, held at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, in May.

U.S. Forces in South Korea: A Seven-Decade Commitment

Since the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training and planning. Our Speed Read describes the regular joint exercises designed to deter North Korean aggression.

Excellence in Government Thousands of students and supporters gather along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington in the March for Our Lives rally against school gun violence.

The Future of Civic Engagement

The precipitous drop in public trust in government over the past decade has been unsettling, but engaging citizens directly may help reverse this trend.

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., says federal employees should not be performing union-related representational activities while on the job.

House Panel Assails Official Time, With No Input from Unions

Democrats dispute findings of a Republican staff memo on the practice as “full of factual errors.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just after President Donald Trump canceled the June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Pompeo Backs Away From Trump’s Planned State Department Cuts

The secretary repeats his vow to restore workforce “swagger,” and counter Russian election interference.

The U.S. Embassy in Havana—under attack, or under surveillance?

The 'Sonic Attack' in China May Have Been Clumsy Ultrasonic Eavesdropping, Expert Says

Diplomats have been suffering unexplained brain damage since last year.

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