DHS Scales Back Troubled Contract Designed to Bring on More Border Agents

Agency makes adjustment after contractor brought on 0.2 percent of anticipated hires.

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Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Trump’s Workforce Orders, Justice Lawyers Argue

The administration says only the Federal Labor Relations Authority can review unions’ legal challenge. But the president has failed to nominate a general counsel, rendering it unable to function.

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Analysis: Why Trump Can’t Find Anyone to Be His Chief of Staff

Sure, the job is terrible—but that’s not new. What’s different is that this president can’t use the same leverage that predecessors such as George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton did.

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President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walk on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base in May.

Analysis: John Kelly Couldn't Fix the Trump Presidency

Under Kelly’s guidance, the White House functioned more effectively than it had during the tenure of his predecessor—yet it still remained unfathomably chaotic.

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Americans Value Critical Thinking But Choose Not To Practice It

Only 25% of people are willing to regularly have debates with people who disagree with them, according to a new study.

Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds

Top diversity official calls the move a "shock to many" that was "hard for me as well."

Heather Nauert delivers remarks at the Save the Children event in March in Washington.

Trump Chooses a Loyal Foot Soldier for the UN

Heather Nauert, currently the State Department’s chief spokesperson, is not known for challenging her superiors.

Attorney General nominee William Barr is flanked by Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, left, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., prior to Barr’s nomination hearing before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington 1991.

Trump Picks a Washington Insider as His Next Attorney General

William Barr served in the role under President George H. W. Bush from 1991 to 1993 and has been critical of the Russia probe.

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., praised Congress's approval of the bill.

Trump Protests Infringement on Executive Branch in Coast Guard Act

Signing statement addresses antitrust laws, president’s authority to close facilities.

Nikki Haley is Emerging From the Trump Administration Unscathed

In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between her and the president.