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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, celebrates midterm election returns as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., makes the thumbs up sign. Also pictured: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., chair of the Congre

Here's What Incoming Democratic Leaders Have in Mind for Federal Agencies

Priorities will include boosting spending and investigating political targeting of career employees.

State Department Relaxing Rules on Transfer on Drone, Chip Technology

The rules will pave the way for 5G cellphones — and even drones that talk to each other in midair.

From Patchwork to Network: Serving the Whole Veteran

As former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy once said, “Veterans don’t come home to federal agencies; they come home to communities.”

One More Time: Are Federal Employees Underpaid or Overpaid?

The Federal Salary Council will meet Tuesday to consider the question. Here’s what members should consider.

An Open-and-Shut Violation of Campaign-Finance Law

The relevant law is favorable to candidates. But it appears Trump still managed to violate it.

Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana in 2017.

The Strange Case of American Diplomats in Cuba: As the Mystery Deepens, So Do Divisions in Washington

Trump officials insist the Americans were attacked, even as the evidence fails to materialize. “The Cuba thing is one of the few unsolved mysteries we’ve got,” an official said.

Play of the Day: The President Deconstructs The Midterms

Donald Trump spoke about the election last week.

Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert in October announced steps she is taking to boost recruitment and retention. Weichert's memo this week encouraged agencies to continue implementing the administration's workforce priorities.

OPM to Agencies: ‘Be Mindful’ of Policies in Trump’s Workforce Orders Despite Court Ruling

Memo to agency leaders acknowledges injunction on key portions of three workforce orders, but encourages agencies to pursue the administration’s priorities through collective bargaining negotiations.