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Advocacy Group Mimics Consumer Bureau's Discontinued Student Loan Report

The private loan servicing company drawing the most complaints is Navient.

Play of the Day: Negotiating the Wall Via Memes

President Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer are using the language of the web to end the shutdown stalemate.

Members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, walk toward the Capitol building, Jan. 4, 2019.

Would Bringing Back Pork-Barrel Spending End Government Shutdowns?

Banned since 2011, pork-barrel spending may well help Congress pass bills on schedule. Now, a powerful Democratic lawmaker said she'd like to resurrect the practice to make passing budgets easier.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., spearheaded the effort to create the office.

Democratic-Run House Creates New Whistleblower Ombudsman

Advocates praise new option for agency employees who feel gagged.

President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill of Mass., share a laugh as they are presented a pair of walking sticks at the White House, Dec. 10, 1981.

Congress Used To Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Most Congresses since the 1970s have passed more than 500 laws, ranging from nuclear disarmament to deficit reduction. Will today's bitter partisanship hamstring the new Congress' productivity?

Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., was the lead sponsor of the new ethics rules.

House Democrats Look to Crack Down on Feds With Conflicts of Interest, Ethics Violations

Reforms are part of large package they say is essential to "restoring integrity in government."

A panda statue is seen beyond the closed gate at Smithsonian's National Zoo, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Shutdown Roundup: Discounts for Furloughed Feds, Troubles in Indian Country and National Zoo Animals Need to Be Fed

The shutdown is affecting civil servants, contractors and citizens throughout the United States as it enters its third week.

“Senior officials appear to act with impunity,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said of the U.S. Marshals Service.

GOP Senator Blasts Marshals Service for ‘Frat’ Culture, Details Mismanagement

Some 100 whistleblowers told Judiciary panel of waste, wrongful hiring, retaliation.

An Awkward Beginning to Democratic Control of the House

The shutdown is undercutting the Democrats’ moment of triumph, muddling their opportunity to drive the national debate on their own terms.