Oversight

Lawmakers Threaten Subpoena for Disciplinary Info on Border Agents Posting Racist Facebook Messages

Committee accuses Customs and Border Protection of "stonewalling" after reports it bypassed punishment for most employees involved.

President Pardons Ex-GSA, OMB Official

David Safavian served nearly a year in prison for lying about his interactions with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Whistleblower Advocates Praise Pick to Lead New House Ombudsman Office

The office will train congressional staffers on handling disclosures of potential waste, fraud and abuse.

John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

The former chief of staff explained, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s behavior regarding North Korea, immigration, and Ukraine.

Committee Votes for Subpoena Authority Over Interior's Employee Relocations, Other Documents

"We’re not here as potted plants to be watered when the administration decides it’s time," panel chairman says.

Why So Many Architects Are Angered by ‘Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again’

Federal building guidelines say that "development of an official style must be avoided" – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.

How Trump Boxed the EPA Out of a Major Climate Regulation Rollback

The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.

Analysis: The Oversight Wars Are Not Going Away

Impeachment may be over, but other skirmishes between Trump and the House will come to a head over the next few months.

Trump’s Plan to Make Architecture Classical Again

A fringe group of traditionalists persuades the White House to take its side.

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Analysis: Why Would a Billionaire Charge the Secret Service $650 a Night?

Six theories for why Donald Trump insists on billing taxpayers

Interior Whistleblower Reinstated and Promoted as Part of Settlement Agreement

The Office of Special Counsel found that department officials retaliated against an employee after he reported insufficient environmental studies of Alaskan drilling sites.

Analysis: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

Most primaries are run by state and local governments. But caucuses are different — and Iowa shows how that can be a problem.

Analysis: The U.S. Could Learn How to Improve Election Protection from Other Nations

Around the world, elections are under attack. U.S. officials could learn from other countries about how to ensure everyone's vote is recorded and counted accurately

Watchdog Highlights Security Vulnerabilities at Federal Child Care Centers

IG says in some cases, a lack of funding stalled fixes that would have made facilities safer.

Questions Linger on How State Dept. Employees Will Carry Out New 'Birth Tourism' Policy

The rule "almost demands discrimination in order for it to be implemented," said an expert.

GSA Back in the Hot Seat Over Trump Hotel Oversight, Potential Sale

"The only thing I know is what I've read in the paper," agency chief says in reference to foreign expenditures at the hotel.  

Watchdog Finds Serious Staffing and Leadership Problems at State Department

Officials still feel the ramifications of the Trump administration’s 16-month hiring freeze.