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Play of the Day: Where Can Kirstjen Nielsen Eat In Peace?

Mexican is out. So is Carl's Jr. Probably Hooters, too.

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Play of the Day: Did The Flag Consent to That Hug?

President Donald Trump showed some affection toward Old Glory again.

Lawmakers Call for an Investigation Into Discipline at VA

Senators say VA is out of compliance with a 2017 law and enforcing it unfairly.

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Federal Judge Consolidates Lawsuits on Workforce Executive Orders, Schedules Hearing

Federal employee unions will rescind motions for preliminary injunctions against the orders’ implementation in exchange for requests for summary judgment.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., took the lead on the letter.

45 Senate Democrats Demand That Trump Rescind Workforce Executive Orders

Recent executive orders on firing, unions “undermine the foundations of our civil service system.”

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said he was pleased the subcommittee backed a "well-deserved" raise for federal civilians.

Senate Appropriators Ignore Trump's Proposed Pay Freeze, Back 1.9% Raise for Feds

The pay boost, approved by a Senate subcommittee, marks the first pushback in Congress to President Trump’s plan to freeze federal civilian employee pay in 2019.

Play of the Day: Defining the Word 'Cage'

A chain link fence isn't a cage. It's just a type of wall.

Play of the Day: President Trump is Making America Some New Friends… And Enemies

Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron are too hot to be Trump's friend, but Kim Jong-un is just right.

Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney could stay on in the post longer than the Vacancies Act limit if there is a nominee for the permanent job.

As White House Preps Successor, Mulvaney Plans to Exit Consumer Agency

Under Vacancies Reform Act, acting director’s tenure ends June 22—unless Trump nominates someone for the job.

Play of the Day: Happy 72nd Birthday, Mr. President

Donald Trump's birthday was celebrated Thursday by late-night hosts.

Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz is in the spotlight with the release of a 500-page report on the handling of 2016 election probes.

Justice Watchdog’s Bombshell Report Underlines Tricky Role of IGs

Horowitz’s 500 pages detail methods his team used to navigate political shoals.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signed onto the letter.

House Democrats Join Fight Against Workforce Executive Orders

Twenty-three lawmakers say the three edicts reduce protections for whistleblowers, attempt to “eradicate unions.”

Virginia Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine (left) and Mark Warner led efforts to write the letter.

Democratic Senators Demand OPM Reverse Course on Proposed Retirement Cuts

Lawmakers offer to work with the administration on civil service reform if OPM Director Jeff Pon abandons push for “draconian” measures.

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