Oversight

Play of the Day: Lie Detectors at the White House

According to reports, President Donald Trump wants to try a new method to uncover leaks.

Supreme Court to Examine Burden of Proof for Age Discrimination Lawsuits at Federal Agencies

If the high court finds in favor of a Veterans Affairs pharmacist, older federal employees could have an easier time making the case for discrimination.

Ethics Officials Criticize Selection of Trump Resort for G-7 Summit

They cite potential emoluments clause and government contracting law violations.

Federal Employees Lose a Powerful Advocate With Death of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Oversight and Reform chairman was a “fierce advocate for the public interest,” one observer says.

Play of the Day: Some Rough Numbers For the President

A Fox News poll showed 51% of those surveyed support impeachment and Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment.

Play of the Day: Tennis at the White House

First Lady Melania Trump broke ground on a new pavilion this week.

Federal Judge Threatens Education Secretary With Possible Jail Time

Government blames contractors partly for non-compliance with court orders. 

Mick Mulvaney’s Uncertain Fate

President Trump has not ruled out replacing his third chief of staff in less than three years.

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Employees Report Threatening Anti-LGBT Harassment, Retaliation at National Science Foundation

An outside investigator recently substantiated allegations that a career manager made sexually explicit jokes and bullied LGBT employees.

Federal Election Commission Faces Growing Backlog in Enforcement Docket

A long-standing problem is exacerbated by the FEC’s recent loss of a quorum.

Viewpoint: The U.S. Government Has a Secrecy Problem

American officials classify too much information, from the trivial to the politically inconvenient. The overreliance on secrecy invites abuse.

Trump’s USDA Is Letting Factories With Troubling Safety Records Slaughter Chickens Even Faster

Workers are getting injured, but the Department of Agriculture says their safety is not its responsibility.

How to Prep Yourself for Flu Season

As the flu season gets started, what can you do to protect yourself and stay healthy?