Management

‘It’s Hovering. It’s Like This Weight’: How the Clinton White House Handled Impeachment

Former staffers reflect on keeping a besieged administration from falling apart during a scandal.

Management

Allies Defend Kurt Volker, Diplomat Caught Up in Ukrainegate

Former officials say that the characterization of Volker that has emerged in some press reports is untrue.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The White House's Alleged Ineffective Hiding of the Phone Call Notes

According to the whistleblower complaint, the Trump administration needs to work on its cover up skills.

Management

Senate Confirms Scalia to Be Labor Secretary

The Senate voted along party lines in support of the former Labor Department solicitor under President George W. Bush.

Management

Appeals Court Declines to Rehear Case Against Trump's Workforce Executive Orders

The decision marks a major blow to federal employee unions, which must now wait for agencies to implement three controversial executive orders and then challenge them before the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Oversight

House Democrats Announce Formal Impeachment Probe — Sort Of

It’s far from clear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s go-slow strategy has changed.

Management

Labor Groups and Lawmakers Vow to Fight 'All-out Assault' on Unions and Federal Employee Rights

Hundreds of federal workers rallied on Capitol Hill to protest the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back employee benefits and protections.

Defense

Viewpoint: Robert O'Brien Should Have to Face Senate Confirmation

Requiring congressional approval would be good for Trump, good for his choice for national-security adviser, and good for the country.

Management

L.A. Wanted to Use This Building as a Shelter. Now Trump Does Too.

Los Angeles homeless providers were rebuffed when they asked to use the Hawthorne Federal Building, which the White House is eyeing to relocate Skid Row residents.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The Potential American Response to Attacks On Saudi Oil

President Donald Trump tweeted about conferring with the Saudis about potential reprisals.

Defense

Analysis: Mike Pompeo Is Bigger Than the Pentagon — For Now

“I think that Pompeo is now running foreign policy in the Trump administration in the way that Cheney ran it in the Bush administration,” said one analyst.

Management

The White House Is Planning a Federal Intervention on California Homelessness

President Trump reportedly ordered officials to wade into the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. But local leaders are wary of federal involvement.

Management

Controversial OPM Nominee Confirmed Mostly Along Party Lines

Senate approves Dale Cabaniss despite concerns regarding her past governmental experience and plans to merge the agency with the General Services Administration.

Management

Bolton Fired as National Security Adviser. Who's Next?

Trump's third NSA is let go after being sidelined at major international events.

Oversight

Lawmakers Call On Commerce Chief to Resign Over Alleged Threats to Fire Top NOAA Officials

Ross is said to have threatened to fire officials if they would not fix a statement contradicting the president’s claims Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President's Canceled Meeting With the Taliban

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he decided against meeting with the terrorist organization.

Management

Analysis: NOAA Politicized the Weather Report

The scientific agency sided with the president’s inaccurate forecast over the work of its professional staff.

Defense

Viewpoint: The Mattis Two-Step

The forever general’s attempt to "stay out of politics" is bringing him right into it.