Latest from Lisa Rein

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reverses a ruling last year that struck down key provisions in three executive orders issued by President Trump.

  • Jul 16, 2019

The Trump administration plans to move most of the Bureau of Land Management’s D.C. workforce out west, part of its broader push to shift power away from Washington and shrink the size of the federal government.

  • Jul 15, 2019

The former tea party lawmaker has focused his efforts on pushing conservative policies — while mostly steering clear of the Trump-related pitfalls that tripped up his predecessors.

  • Jul 15, 2019

Acosta, who resigned over his handling of a plea deal involving sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, ran afoul of the constituencies that matter to Trump conservatives.

  • Jul 12, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer were among the Democrats calling on the president’s labor secretary to step down over his handling of a previous case while a U.S. attorney.

  • Jul 9, 2019

As U.S. attorney in Florida, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta negotiated a minimal sentence for the billionaire financier accused of sex crimes.

  • Jul 8, 2019

Special Counsel Henry Kerner, who recommended that presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for violating a law that bans partisan politics in the workplace, is set to testify to the Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Republicans plan to question his credibility and judgment.

  • Jun 25, 2019

A USDA and Labor Department plan to kill a U.S. Forest Service program that trains low-income young people for rural jobs ran into political realities in rural America.

  • Jun 19, 2019

The Office of Personnel Management plans to send 150 employees home without pay on Oct. 1 to cover a budget shortfall that lawmakers plan to make up, a sign of growing tension over plans to zero out the agency.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Starting in the 1990s, the North Koreans and Americans had worked jointly to recover remains for more than a decade, but the cooperation was suspended during the George W. Bush era amid political tensions.

  • Jun 12, 2018
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