No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

Congressional gridlock on a border bill may not play well, but sending children back is the worst option.

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Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill to slow the proliferation of document classification and security clearances.

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

Congress isn’t even naming post offices at the rate it used to.

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

Although the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head Justice’s civil rights division is still on the Senate calendar, his confirmation is almost surely not going to happen.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

The Texas senator wants to be the outsider’s outsider in 2016.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Meet President Obama’s Interior Department head: a lover of all things outdoors -- and puzzles.

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The first in the Washington Post’s annual series of reports profiling finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America awards, which honor federal workers who made an impact.

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

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

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The Grey Lady is now using Internet polling. This is a bigger deal than you might think.

Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

On no other issue is the president polling so poorly. And it’s a striking turn of events.

5 of the most famous federal whistleblowers

Some whistleblowers are seen as heroes, but others are controversial. Here are five who became famous for their roles as informants.

Fact checking the Web site ‘RedskinFacts’

Fact checking the Web site ‘RedskinFacts’

How accurate is the history of the term “Redskin” in the Web site defending the team’s name? We do a reality check.

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For Conservative internationalism

For Conservative internationalism

The U.S. needs a new approach to global crises.

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Who is Market Basket?

Who is Market Basket?

The supermarket chain isn’t just a company, it’s a community.

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Dana Milbank: Wisdom and understanding in short supply

Dana Milbank: Wisdom and understanding in short supply

House faces pressing issues on last day before summer break.

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A GOP that cried wolf

A GOP that cried wolf

Demands to impeach the president have become routine. Now what?

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

The bill would force universities to recalcuate the cost of hiding the number of sex assaults.

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A fast-moving Senate, for a change

A fast-moving Senate, for a change

No ambassador to Russia? Lawmakers agree that’s not a good idea right now.

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancies are at their lowest point since 1990, though some GOP senators have been able to block nominees

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Here’s what GOP leaders should be saying.

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

Rep. Dave Camp sent the e-mails to the Justice Department, saying they represent “supporting evidence” of criminal wrongdoing by Lerner.

VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

The department proposed disciplinary actions for six of its medical employees, including the directors of the Rocky Mountain network and the Cheyenne, Wyo., VA clinic.

This fraud scheme targets the families of immigrant children

This fraud scheme targets the families of immigrant children

Scammers are pretending to be immigration officials and demanding substantial payments from relatives of the unattended immigrant children.

One of the most bizarre political ads you’ll see this year

One of the most bizarre political ads you’ll see this year

The ad from liberal donor Tom Steyer’s group is elaborate ... and confusing.

Impeachment talk is the dumbest possible move for Republicans

Pandora’s box is now open.

Jeb Bush isn’t the Hillary Clinton of the 2016 GOP field. Not even close.

Jeb Bush isn’t the Hillary Clinton of the 2016 GOP field. Not even close.

Could Bush win? Sure. But he’s hardly the frontrunner.