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Trump Chief of Staff Blames Democrats for Record-Slow Hiring Pace

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:27:22 -0400

Trackers count fewest nominations to key posts in 40 years."We have hundreds of people in the queue," said White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.


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Rhetoric Scholars Pinpoint Why Trump’s Speaking Style Is So Persuasive

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:26:52 -0400

His style exemplifies ideas about public speaking that Aristotle espoused.


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TSP Director Resigns After a Decade on the Job

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:41:32 -0400

The governing board appointed Ravindra Deo to replace Greg Long on an acting basis.Thrift Savings Plan Executive Director Greg Long announced his resignation April 24.


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Former Labor Statistics Chief Warns Trump Against Budget Cuts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:44:23 -0400

Agency that prepares vital jobs numbers “may be headed toward failure,” she writes in op-ed.


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Shutdown Countdown

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:47:00 -0400

A clock that counts down to Oct. 1, when the government's funding runs out.



Analysis: How Trump Is Upending the Conventional Wisdom on Illegal Immigration

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:51:13 -0400

The president has been frustrated on many fronts in his first hundred days, but on his watch, unauthorized border crossings have fallen sharply.A Border Patrol vehicle secures border fence line in Arizona in 2011.


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Play of the Day: More on Jared Kushner's White House Role

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:47:11 -0400

Maybe he's in every meeting. Or maybe he's a ghost.


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What If It Happened Again? What We Need to Do to Prepare for a Nuclear Event

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Any nuclear weapon exchange or major nuclear plant meltdown will immediately lead to a global public health emergency. What can we learn from past events to help prepare?The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki after atomic bombing on August 9, 1945


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Do Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Have Too Much Power?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.


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Democratic Congressman Wants to Move More Agencies Out of D.C., Too

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:14:30 -0400

Rep. Tim Ryan says relocating federal agency headquarters could help struggling cities.


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How Trump Fell Into His Own 100-Day Trap

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:06:52 -0400

If the president didn’t want to be judged on the first three months of his presidency, why did he promise to get so much done in that period?


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EPA’s Revised Agenda

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:02:32 -0400

Scott Pruitt says he wants to restore the Environmental Protection Agency to it’s “core mission,” but the founding documents suggest otherwise.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt holds up a hardhat he was given during a visit to Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company's Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa.


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Trump's Conflict-of-Interest Overseer Used to Work For the People He's Supposed to Oversee

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:38:01 -0400

Now that's awkward.Trump's billionaire special adviser Carl Icahn is one of the men Passantino recently worked for.


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Trump Administration Begins Shutdown Preparations

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:20:57 -0400

OMB director says Congress should include wall funding in spending bill, but Democrats have balked.


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House Bill to 'Audit the Fed' Would Cost $6 Million

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:41:56 -0400

Transparency plan would expand GAO access to Federal Reserve data.Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., reintroduced the bill in January.


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Trump’s North Korea Policy is the Same as Obama’s — He Just Doesn’t Want to Admit It

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:19:56 -0400

No, Mike Pence, the "era of strategic patience" is not overMike Pence arrives at Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone Monday.


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Analysis: The Product-Placement Presidency

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:14:30 -0400

The First Family can’t seem to stop advertising their business empire.


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Play of the Day: The President Has Some Interesting Friends Over For Dinner

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:25:10 -0400

Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock visit the Oval Office.


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Obama-Era Acquisition Leaders Welcome Trump Efficiency Efforts

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Category management and shared services are likely to continue, officials say.


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TSA Will Also Partially Continue Its Hiring Freeze

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:10:28 -0400

Growing list of agencies decline to follow OMB’s advice to take a more ‘surgical’ approach.


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Trump Regulatory Nominee Criticized for 'Modest Record' in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:59:55 -0400

Progressive group also portrays White House regulatory office as opaque.


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ICE’s ‘Management Deficiencies’ Are Preventing It From Deporting More Immigrants

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:14:47 -0400

Trump wants 10,000 more ICE officers, but IG says the agency is failing those currently on the rolls.


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The Government's Weed Is Terrible

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:45:57 -0400

… and that’s a big problem for medical marijuana research.A man holds marijuana cultivated at the University of Mississippi.


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Should You Take a Buyout?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:35:36 -0400

With agencies under orders to downsize, it’s becoming more than a hypothetical question.


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