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The Staggering Numbers Behind the Security Clearance Backlog

There’s progress, but the fact remains that the number of investigations sitting before the National Background Investigations Bureau is overwhelming.

The Border Patrol’s Last Hiring Surge Invited a Rise In Corruption. Now It’s Hiring Again

It's just one reason why rushing to add 5,500 new agents will increase corruption within the ranks.

Trump named Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after asking Jeff Sessions to resign.

Here's Why Some Are Questioning the Constitutionality of Trump's New Acting AG

Current law allows the appointment, but at least one Supreme Court justice appears to question its validity.

Ground views of different Border Wall Prototypes as they take shape during the Wall Prototype Construction Project near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry are shown in 2017.

Over 170 Environmental Groups Say Trump’s Border Wall Will Destroy Fragile Ecosystems

Building the wall would destroy existing flora and fauna and disrupt wildlife, say more than 170 environmental groups

The Government Can Access Your Credit Report, Even If You’ve Frozen It

Agencies requesting background investigations from the National Background Investigations Bureau no longer need to tell subjects to unfreeze their credit.

Analysis: Trump Fired His Most Effective Lieutenant

The outgoing attorney general did more to enact the president’s priorities than any other member of the Cabinet, but that didn’t save him from White House hostility.

What Sessions’s Resignation Means for Robert Mueller

His temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, has expressed skepticism over the scope of the Russia investigation—which he’ll now oversee.

President Trump listens during a news conference at the White House on Nov. 7.

With Midterms Over, Lame-Duck Congress Now Turns to Avoiding a Shutdown

Some agencies are fully funded, but 300,000 feds still at risk of furloughs.

How to Cut Government Spending Without a Hiring Freeze

President Trump has instructed his Cabinet secretaries to cut their budgets by 5 percent next year.

The Surprising Good News About Voting Security

With today’s midterms, America’s election infrastructure has never been more carefully monitored by government officials. But will that be enough?