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Embattled Intelligence Whistleblower Ombudsman Defends Himself

Dan Meyer, on forced leave, challenges accusations under review by unusual disciplinary panel.

Trump Continues to Set Records for Agency Vacancies

Less than 40 percent of key Senate-confirmed appointments have a nominee.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said that with the rhetoric "amped up on both sides," a shutdown is likely, though not desirable.

Senate Democrat: Shutdown 'More Likely Than Not'

Reported White House resistance to a bipartisan DACA deal imperils budget talks.

Can Government Officials Have You Arrested for Speaking to Them?

The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics.

Treasury Watchdog Rejects Charges of Politicized Analysis of Tax Bill

IG responds to Sens. Warren and Wyden, saying career officials worked normally with Hill.

These Are Donald Trump’s Unorthodox Views On Diet and Exercise

Trump—who reportedly dines on “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted”—is having his first presidential checkup Friday

Representatives Pete Sessions (left) and Tom Cole lead the House committee eyeing a return of earmarks.

How Republicans Plan to Revive Earmarks By a Different Name

GOP lawmakers had begun working to bring back “congressionally-directed spending” to tip the balance of power and grease the legislative wheels. Then President Trump gave them an unexpected boost.

Senators Richard Durbin (left) and Lindsey Graham were part of a group that reached a deal on DACA on Thursday.

A Tentative DACA Deal in the Senate

A bipartisan group of six senators have struck an agreement to protect Dreamers and bolster security. But it’s not clear whether it’s enough to win over President Trump or majorities in Congress.

Play of the Day: Trump Loves Norway

In a controversial week, the president dumped on developing nations and announced a fake plane sale. On the upside, he has warmed to one Scandinavian nation.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised the latest stopgap measure would be free of policy riders.

Congress Likely to Consider Another Short-Term Funding Measure

House majority leader: Even if both parties reach a budget agreement before the Jan. 19 shutdown deadline, lawmakers will need additional time to craft a new bill.