Oversight

House Panel Advances Air Traffic Control Privatization Plan

Controllers union announces formal support for the proposal.

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House Republicans Express Concern With Trump's Proposed Federal Retirement Program Cuts

Nine Republicans say they are particularly troubled with idea of applying the cuts to current employees and retirees, not just future hires.

Play of the Day: Sketches of the White House Press Briefings

Cameras are not allowed, so artists are now relaying what the White House Press Room looks like.

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After the Senate Watergate Committee hearings concluded on Friday, August 3,1973, Senators and counsel held a session. From left are Senator Sam J. Ervin, Sam Dash, Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Senator Howard H. Baker, and the author.

Watergate Lawyer: The Trump Administration Would Fire Mueller 'At Their Peril'

Rufus Edmisten reflects on his time working on the Senate Watergate Committee.

The Supreme Court Partially Unblocked Trump's Travel Ban

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the president’s controversial executive order next term. But in the meantime, the administration can enforce some of its provisions.

Play of the Day: The President Sings NSYNC Inadvertently

Jimmy Fallon's staff make a montage of Trump saying "bye bye."

Supreme Court Rules on Civil Service Law

Court decides in favor of employee, against government.

Trump's Rows of Unfilled Agency Jobs Could Bump Up Against Vacancies Act

Worst-case scenario is that decisions by acting executives are rendered invalid.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is one of the sponsors of the House bill.

House Oversight Members Join Effort to Loosen TSP Withdrawal Restrictions

Companion to a Senate bill would allow participants in the retirement savings program more flexibility to manage their money.

Play of the Day: The Health Care Bill Draft Is Released

The bill draft is released and Washington -- and late-night -- reacts.

Play of the Day: The AHCA Is Less Popular Than The Mummy Remake

In one poll, the health care bill has a 8% favorability rating.

Play of the Day: Replacing Sean Spicer

The White House press shop may be getting a makeover.

 Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Department chief James N.  Mattis testify on Capitol Hill on the National Defense Authorization Budget Request in June.

Will Congress Cede Its War-Making Authority to Trump?

A new resolution would finally put many long-running conflicts on a sound legal footing—but would grant the executive branch sweeping powers in the process.

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