Stealing things is easy at GSA headquarters, report says

Stealing things is easy at GSA headquarters, report says

EYE CATCHERS | Must-read federal news stories from The Washington Post and across the Web.

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Obama, the pariah president

Obama, the pariah president

Even Democrats are distancing themselves from him.

How Monica Lewinsky changed politics

How Monica Lewinsky changed politics

It was an absolutely gigantic pivot point.

DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

The whistleblower contractor raised concerns about safety with the development of a treatment plant for radioactive waste in Washington state.

Health ‘czar’ controversies are a Washington tradition

Health ‘czar’ controversies are a Washington tradition

GOP criticism of new Ebola czar echoes criticism back in 2005 of a Bush administration official during the avian flu scare.

Tom Steyer is running some very strange ads

Tom Steyer is running some very strange ads

Geico ad or Florida gubernatorial ad?

Not all congressional districts are created (electorally) equal

Not all congressional districts are created (electorally) equal

A district in California has 38 percent as many voters as a district in Montana. Here’s how.

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VA morale low, but new boss could change things

Survey shows VA morale falling, as new boss works to improve service to vets and conditions for staff.

Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

There are 26 names mentioned. 26!

Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

All three major election models agree.

Whither the tea party in 2016?

Whither the tea party in 2016?

The movement continues its decline -- and its hopefuls aren’t pulling much weight in the 2016 presidential race.

Ebola exposure at a party? Rand Paul accuses White House of mistakes.

Ebola exposure at a party? Rand Paul accuses White House of mistakes.

The Kentucky senator says White House has not been accurate about the disease.

Watchdog’s View: An interview with the Department of Energy inspector general

Watchdog’s View: An interview with the Department of Energy inspector general

Inspector General Gregory Friedman talks about monitoring the Department of Energy, the Solyndra controversy, dealing with Congress and other matters.

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A battle for blue-collar support

A battle for blue-collar support

Hopes of victory depend on support from working-class whites.

Pundits are focused on the Senate, but governor races could make history

Pundits are focused on the Senate, but governor races could make history

THE FIX | Not since 1984 have more than six sitting governors lost in any one election. That could change.

The 17 best Fix posts of the week

The 17 best Fix posts of the week

Fangate. And other stuff.

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

Survey shows VA morale is falling, but the agency’s new leader is doing things to improve service to vets and conditions for workers.

Romney the favorite by far among 2016 GOP presidential prospects

Romney the favorite by far among 2016 GOP presidential prospects

Romney leads the Republican field by a big margin. Without him, it’s a wide-open race.

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Accusation that GOP has stymied Ebola efforts is absurd

Accusation that GOP has stymied Ebola efforts is absurd

A Web ad targets GOP budget cuts, but fingerprints of both parties are on the knives.

Loop Guidance for new Ebola Czar Ron Klain

Loop Guidance for new Ebola Czar Ron Klain

President Obama’s new Ebola “czar,” veteran Washington player Ron Klain, needs to do something fast.

Cliven Bundy stars in a campaign ad

Cliven Bundy stars in a campaign ad

In which he supports a third-party candidate ... and comments on race.

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A campaign with no answers

A campaign with no answers

Candidates keep voters guessing what they will do when in office.

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The fictitious ‘war on women’

The fictitious ‘war on women’

Mark Udall’s overheated rhetoric in a bid for reelection is not exciting voters in Colorado.

Presidential fellows grow disillusioned with government work

A survey shows that participants in the leadership-development program grew increasingly dissatisfied with government work over time.

The CDC used to be a well-liked agency. It’s now slightly more popular than the IRS.

The CDC used to be a well-liked agency. It’s now slightly more popular than the IRS.

A new poll shows a huge drop in confidence in the federal agency.

How Democrats are winning the ad wars -- in 2 charts

How Democrats are winning the ad wars -- in 2 charts

Republicans will spend more on ads, but Democrats will run more ads.

Holder: Federal benefits available to gay couples in more states

Holder: Federal benefits available to gay couples in more states

The announcement came 11 days after the Supreme Court declined to review lower-court rulings that struck down bans.

The top 13 governors races in the country

The top 13 governors races in the country

As many as 11 could lose come Nov. 4.

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The nasty politicization of Ebola

The nasty politicization of Ebola

Conservatives pillory NIH director for stating the truth about budget cuts.