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‘Draconian’ cut to IRS budget advances

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A House subcommittee on Thursday voted to reduce IRS funding by about 8 percent despite objections from several Democrats who called the move penny-wise and pound-foolish.

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Why Hillary Clinton Is Underwater

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It was inevitable that her numbers would drop once she became a real candidate. But will they keep falling?

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Rule #1: Policy Design Starts With Operational Capacity

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What happens when policy wonks make implementation someone else's problem.

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Durbin Launches Standoff Over Defense Spending ‘Gimmick’

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The amendment would require a deal to lift the budget caps before the Pentagon could access $35.9 billion.

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On His European Tour, Jeb Bush Shakes Fist at Putin

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Bush is taking a different tack on his presidential rite of passage in Europe than his GOP rivals: he’s talking.

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Lawmakers ask whether Homeland Security fumbled in fighting bioterror

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Two prominent members of Congress are raising questions about whether the Department of Homeland Security may have lost the chance to develop a new technology that scientists say shows great promis

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A silver lining in Crystal City: Homeland Security finds use for empty $7.8 million building

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The government has found something to do with a $7.8 million building sitting mostly unused in Arlington because of legal setbacks to President Obama’s immigration plans: the facility will be us

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The Price of Reading Hillary Clinton's Emails

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Twelve State Department employees are working full-time to vet thousands of messages, but that's just part of a process that could cost more than $1 million.

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Our Sleeping Habits Are Filling Our Brains With Neurotoxins

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One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.

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Play of the Day: The Real Reason Chafee Wants to Go Metric

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When you think about it, centimeters are more impressive than inches.

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Warner Pushes for DATA Act Follow-Through

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Former governor and tech executive says he’s pleased with agency progress on implementation.

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Nervous employees dial call centers, a $21 million casualty of massive federal data theft

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Hundreds of identify theft specialists at call centers in three states are starting to field inquiries from federal employees affected by the massive data breach that’s costing taxpayers $21 mi

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Reid: Another Shutdown Is Looming

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The Democratic leader says spending bills are going to pile up, causing a September crisis. Republicans say Democrats are obstructing important work.

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4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Procurement

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The pressure is on to collaborate across government to address common needs and gaps.

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Secret Service Places Dozens of Uncleared Agents at Sensitive Posts

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Expedited hiring efforts caused embattled agency to ignore security protocols.

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In the Current Enviornment, Everyone in Congress a Security Hostage Taker

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The fight over defense spending has echoes of the ‘unpatriotic’ rhetoric that shaped the Iraq War vote.

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Compensation for Iran Hostages Cleared by Senate Panel

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Isakson measure would tap fines on sanctions violators.

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OPM Leaves Lawmakers Searching for Answers on Hack

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Senator wants to know how the agency will pay for insurance for affected feds.

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Exceptions to the 1.3 Percent Pay Raise, a Free Benefit for New Military Moms and More

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A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

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Burwell: Obama is Not Impressed With GOP’s Obamacare Fix Proposals

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“The president has said he will not sign something that repeals the act,” HHS chief says.

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White House Sends More Troops Iraq

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The White House will send 450 more American troops to help Iraq turn back ISIS.

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How OPM Can Find Its Missing Data on the Dark Web

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The best way to recover from breaches is to assume that they’re inevitable—and start looking for your data before you know it’s gone.

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1.3 Percent Pay Raise On the Horizon For Feds Next Year

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Legislative spending bills so far are silent on pay boost for civilian employees, paving the way for president’s recommendation.

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House plan would cut IRS budget

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The IRS would suffer a significant budget cut, but more of its available money would be diverted to improving customer service, under a spending bill drafted in the House.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen to OPM chief: What are you doing to protect feds’ personal information?

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr.

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Play of the Day: Obama and Merkel's (Possibly Heated) Conversation

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The two leaders met in Bavaria, but what did they talk about?

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If the Government Shuts Down, Can National Parks Stay Open?

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Senators are pushing to keep America’s parks open in the event of a federal government shutdown.

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Learn the Art of Live Tweeting

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Start a Twitter chat during an event to boost your credibility and collaborate.

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How OPM Can Find Its Missing Data on the Dark Web

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The best way to recover from breaches is to assume that they’re inevitable—and start looking for your data before you know it’s gone.

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Agency Deputies: We Get No Credit for Successes, and All the Blame for Failures

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First-ever survey of chief operating officers calls for clarity in roles, cross-agency management.

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McConnell to Pair Cybersecurity Rules With Defense Bill

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Privacy advocates still fear the information-sharing bill could lead to more NSA spying.

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Republicans Refine Their Favorite Anti-Obamacare Talking Points

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Will the war of words over the Affordable Care Act ever end?

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With days to go before funding runs out, will Congress give VA a lifeline on troubled Denver hospital?

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In a few days, the Department of Veterans Affairs will run out of money to keep workers on the job at the over-budget hospital under construction in suburban Denver.

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The Shocking Truth About 360-Degree Feedback

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When your leadership assessment doesn't reflect what employees are telling you.

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Can USPS find magic again with a new Elvis stamp?

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For 22 years, the U.S.

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TSA Told to Improve Vetting of Workers for Terrorism Ties

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Though hiring is generally effective, IG seeks more sharing of watchlist information.

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Previously Concealed Misconduct Will Soon Become Public for Some Feds

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New reports will 'flush out of the shadows' wasteful federal employees, senator says.

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Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

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Capitol Police evacuated several floors of Dirksen Tuesday after a suspicious package was reported.

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The President Is Tired Of Fighting Over Obamacare

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Obama describes opponents as “deeply cynical” ahead of Supreme Court decision.

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Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Block EPA Climate Rules

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Panel says the challenge against EPA came too early.

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As U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Shrinks, So Does Oversight

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The special inspector general criticizes the Pentagon for pointless spending and unnecessary secrecy.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Falls, But Processing Rate Slows

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The backlog stood at 15,374 claims at the end of May, a 16 percent reduction from April.

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Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website Monday

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The Army’s official website was inaccessible for part of the day.

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Republicans Try to Rein In the Census Bureau

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The GOP backs legislation that would make the American Community Survey effectively voluntary.

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Young Public Servants Want to Be Leaders in Local Government

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Changing jurisdictions may indicate a stronger desire for a leadership role.

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Play of the Day: The GOP Field Visits Iowa

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Some make pig puns, Carson checks his watch and Fiorina wants Clinton to ride a tractor, for some reason.

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Maybe the Supreme Court Shouldn’t Police Itself on Financial Disclosure

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Watchdog group wants to expand the STOCK Act.

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Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. urges

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The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign

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Weather Service Paid Retired Exec Half a Million to Consult

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Commerce watchdog probe finds such ‘revolving door’ contracts may be common.

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Confirmed by Health Officials: Standing at Work Can Save Your Life

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Sitting is terrible for your health.

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