Beyond blunt truths about Columbus Day, Biden presses for real progress for Indigenous people

The Biden Administration, the first to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day, is also pushing a number of programs to improve infrastructure and representation for Native Americans.
  • Oct 15, 2021

Secret Service work is a grind, generating a ‘concerning level of risk,’ new report says

Secret Service agents have faced increasing burdens at the same time the agency dealt with budget cuts, a new report from the National Academy of Public Administration found.
  • Oct 8, 2021

As another shutdown looms, a bipartisan bill would force legislators to stay in D.C. to pass a budget

A bill sponsored by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) would force legislators to stay in D.C. to pass budgets in order to avoid government shutdowns.
  • Sep 30, 2021

Biden’s SBA nominee would be the country’s highest-ranking Muslim. The GOP won’t let him get a vote.

Republicans have accused Dilawar Syed, President Biden's nominee as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, of being antisemitic, but Jewish groups have countered that the claims are anti-Muslim.
  • Sep 27, 2021

U.S. agencies spent years testing pandemic responses. But many didn’t learn lessons for coronavirus, GAO finds.

Although U.S. agencies conducted numerous tests to prepare for a pandemic, many failed to learn lessons from those exercises, the Government Accountability Office found in a new report.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Some federal employee groups embrace Biden’s vaccine mandate, others are lukewarm — and one is outright hostile

While most unions representing federal employees have spoken favorably of President Biden's new coronavirus vaccine mandate, others have been more skeptical of the policy and how it's being implemented.
  • Sep 11, 2021

American diplomats recall 20-hour days, sleeping in Kabul airport while helping those desperate to flee

Foreign Service officers say there are some things they'll "never be able to forget" about that harrowing time.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Under Trump, OPM withered. A new director hopes to revitalize the agency.

After former president Donald Trump sought to diminish the power of the Office of Personnel Management, its new director, Kiran Ahuja, seeks to revitalize the agency.
  • Aug 6, 2021