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IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.
He doesn’t even subscribe!
Among the bill’s proposals, it would allow inspectors general to subpoena testimony from federal contractors, grant recipients and former employees.
The option of passing a stopgap bill that would avoid a shutdown and keep the agency running is gaining attention.
The more it’s about them, the worse they do.
Not again. No.
The attorney general’s official portrait-- to be unveiled Friday -- was done about five years ago.
A Reagan-era executive order requires the federal workplace and workforce to be drug-free. The rules are especially strict for personnel with security clearances.
The Kentucky lawmaker likes to display an oversized check made out to the U.S. taxpayer. But who really gets the money?
With two days left before funding runs out, House and Senate Republicans trade barbs and stiffen their positions.
George F. Will
If he can change the way this troubled state does business, there’s hope for the rest of the nation.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
A group compared the Gipper with today’s potential Republican presidential candidates.
The speaker is leading from behind as the DHS deadline looms and conservatives crack their knuckles.
E.J. Dionne Jr.
Chicago voters sent their mayor a message.
Conservatives want one of their own — and a winner — for the White House 2016. Who fits the bill?
They REALLY don’t like each other.
About 85 percent of Homeland Security’s roughly 240,000 employees would have to work without pay in the event of a shutdown.
2016 won’t be a cakewalk for Jeb.
The Hillary Clinton Super PAC store is giving huge discounts, which could be a sign. . .
‘Lukewarm’ is the right word
After saying President Obama didn’t “love this country,” Rudy Giuliani gets in some beach time.
Rep. Jeff Miller is using his House chairmanship to remake the civil service at the Department of Veterans Affairs one step at a time.
The Secret Service announced the exercises Tuesday but provided few details about them and declined to answer basic questions about the program.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) offered statistics that were wildly off the mark on an issue crucial to his state.
David Nakamura and Sean Sullivan
The Republican leader wants a vote on a separate bill for immigration, but House support is far from a given.
House chairman leads agency employee changes that could be government-wide template.
Rula Ghani is a soft-spoken voice for change who refrains from pushing too hard against cultural norms.
The reaction to Sean Penn’s Oscars quip reveals a social media force too focused on political correctness.
Politicians and reporters have a long history of wrestling over the issue.
Democrats seem to be enjoying their lack of responsibility for the Homeland Security funding flap.
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