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Law limits feds, but they still can participate politically

Feds must follow limits on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

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Bill Gates and ‘the last Ebola epidemic’

Bill Gates and ‘the last Ebola epidemic’

The philanthropist plans to speak about the virus and efforts to boost his commitment to ending malaria.

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USAID watchdog office puts the brakes on travel

The agency goes for damage control after a news report about altered audits.

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A referendum on competence

A referendum on competence

Voters’ disenchantment portends a bad night for Democrats on Tuesday.

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What would GOP do?

What would GOP do?

Nothing, really, that you can put your finger on.

Review focuses on suspected grenade smuggler

Review focuses on suspected grenade smuggler

Law enforcement officials declined to prosecute Jean Baptiste Kingery, according to a government report.

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Say no to Wall Street

Say no to Wall Street

How Democrats can save Hillary Clinton from herself when some big supporters run the big banks.

Affordable Care Act opponents cherry-pick their history

Affordable Care Act opponents cherry-pick their history

The law’s enemies are stretching a single four-word phrase well beyond its intent.

Resolved: Politicians should stop using dogs in their ads

Resolved: Politicians should stop using dogs in their ads

Campaign ads are going to the dogs.

Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

Federal employees must follow Hatch Act restrictions on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

State Department does the Halloween ‘Wellness Line Dance’

State Department does the Halloween ‘Wellness Line Dance’

Multiple world crises and Halloween candy can wreak havoc on diplomats’ waistlines. A line dance can help.

Snail mail -- it’s even slower now

Recent changes to delivery standards have resulted in slower mail across the nation, according to a GAO report.

Why Hillary Clinton would be smart to announce her presidential candidacy ASAP

Why Hillary Clinton would be smart to announce her presidential candidacy ASAP

It’s a logistical and symbolic no-brainer.

Surprise! Hispanics aren’t really all that mad about Obama’s immigration delay.

Surprise! Hispanics aren’t really all that mad about Obama’s immigration delay.

Reactions to Obama’s immigration decision are quite muted, despite the narrative.

Exaggerated Silver Line savings

Barbara Comstock’s campaign says she saved $400 million on Silver Line construction. But there’s not much to that number.

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A salty and ebullient send-off, befitting Ben Bradlee

A salty and ebullient send-off, befitting Ben Bradlee

The spectacle, the luminaries, the laughs and the profanities: All served to honor the ‘journalistic warrior’

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In Ga., a capitalist struggles

In Ga., a capitalist struggles

David Perdue’s rival has made the race about his business.

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In the Loop: Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer.

In the Loop: Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer.

A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease needs. Just in case.

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Moderate thunder in Kansas

Moderate thunder in Kansas

The state's conservatives are in an open rebellion against tea party extremism.

Holder sees Frank Underwood -- but thinks Dick Cheney

Holder sees Frank Underwood -- but thinks Dick Cheney

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, in wide-ranging interview, say Frank Underwood reminds him of “a pretty bad vice president.“

The Republican version of the IRS targeting scandal, in one timeline

The Republican version of the IRS targeting scandal, in one timeline

Republicans on the House oversight committee released a video this week detailing their version of how the scandal evolved.

Guam: A high concentration of veterans, but rock-bottom VA funding

Guam: A high concentration of veterans, but rock-bottom VA funding

The U.S. territory of Guam ranks dead last for per capita VA funding, despite its relatively large veteran population. This PBS documentary examines the issue.

The national environment is terrible for Democrats, say Democrats

The national environment is terrible for Democrats, say Democrats

It always the darkest just before it goes completely black.

Today’s most depressing poll for Democrats

Today’s most depressing poll for Democrats

Young people prefer a GOP-controlled Congress? What?

NoVa’s congressional candidates talk federal workforce — the complete collection

NoVa’s congressional candidates talk federal workforce — the complete collection

Columnist Joe Davidson interviewed all candidates vying for two Northern Virginia congressional seats.

Poll: 80 percent want Ebola quarantines

Poll: 80 percent want Ebola quarantines

Americans want further safeguards, but the White House has resisted.

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House hopeful Edmond on federal workforce issues

This is the last in a series on House candidates in Northern Va. districts — home to lots of federal employees.