Management

Analysis: The Bureaucrats Who Defied the President

In the Watergate era, high-level aides prevented Nixon’s abuses of power.

Management

Trump Bashes Career Federal Employees as Impeachment Hearings Heat Up

Secretary of State Pompeo refuses to defend specific employees but says his workforce is the best "in the history of the world."

Workforce

Viewpoint: The Deep State Isn't the Real Threat to Democracy

Hollowed-out institutions and battered and belittled public servants are a bigger problem.

Management

Two of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Political Supporters Won 'Potentially Lucrative' Ukraine Energy Deal, Report Says

The Associated Press reports that the oil and gas exploration contract was awarded after Perry recommended one of his backers as an energy adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Defense

Viewpoint: Take It From Me, the Attacks on Vindman Are Disgraceful

I was born abroad and served. So did my three younger brothers. If Vindman is suspicious, are we?

Management

John Kelly Says Trump Can't Resist Committing Impeachable Offenses

In the absence of an aide willing to tell the president he can’t break the law, it was inevitable that Trump would commit impeachable acts, claims his former chief of staff.

Oversight

Viewpoint: The Case Against 'Emolument'

The word is outdated. Why not use plain language instead?

Management

Analysis: William Taylor Delivers the Smoking Gun

It doesn’t matter what President Trump wants to call it—of course it was a quid pro quo.

Management

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.

Management

Viewpoint: Trump’s Government Lawyers Don’t Know Who Their Real Client Is

White House and Justice Department attorneys work for the government and the public—but are acting in Trump’s personal interest instead.

Workforce

Mulvaney's Message to Career Feds Facing Political Interference: 'Get Over It'

Acting White House chief of staff faults "career bureaucrats" for seeking to undermine President Trump.

Workforce

'The Worst Period of My Life': Career Fed Reflects on Being Caught Between Congressional and Agency Demands

"I don't envy them," former official says of current employees in the middle of the Trump administration's standoff with Congress.

Management

Democrats Subpoena Rick Perry for Documents Related to Impeachment Inquiry

The former Texas governor will have to hand over documents related to his involvement in the president's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Oversight

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.

Management

What Role Did Rick Perry Play in the Trump-Ukraine Incidents at the Heart of the Impeachment Inquiry?

The president said his energy secretary suggested he talk to the Ukrainian president. Perry, once Texas' governor, said his prodding was about energy and the economy — not the Bidens.