In short, no. But the answers given Thursday at a House Administration Committee hearing by Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia ("My wife calls me 'Mr. Clueless.'") and Stephen Breyer (who used it to monitor the recent Iranian protests) are...
A U.S. Census Bureau worker in California was threatened by a man with a firearm on Thursday night and the man's wife was later shot and killed by police officers.
They've been a fixture in millions of American homes since the 1940s, used by parents, then passed down to friends and relations. But the federal government is moving to ban drop-side cribs, saying the nursery furniture with a movable side poses lethal dangers to children.
The 1992 assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone, Italy's leading Mafia investigator, galvanized the fight against international organized crime and made him a hero to prosecutors and FBI agents in the United States.
A sampling of some of the comments from this week's most popular Federal Eye items. The thoughts expressed below do not represent the views of The Federal Eye or The Washington Post:
It's rare that an embattled boss sends a goodbye note to the rank and file, so here's a nice example from outgoing National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, sent Thursday evening: It is with deep regret that I informed the President...
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen signaled Thursday that he won't let a pay raise for military service members derail this year's Defense Authorization Bill.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will continue to serve as President Obama's point man on the Gulf Coast oil spill after he retires later this month, the administration said Thursday.
The mix of government work done by federal employees and that done by outside contractors is out of balance, but the right balance doesn't necessarily mean having those employees do more of the contractors' work, the Obama administration planned to tell Congress Thursday.
The mother of a Maryland second-grader who questioned First Lady Michelle Obama about the Obama administration's immigration policy will not be deported, federal officials said Thursday.
"The Dean" David Broder weighs in today on Tuesday's primary elections and finds that once again big government helped derail some candidacies.
Two Republican lawmakers are raising questions about the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to lease space in an office building owned by a Falls Church mosque.
Arguably one of the best perks an administration official can hope for is an invite to a White House State Dinner.
Barred by law from uttering his slain comrades' names in public, retired CIA officer Rob Richer recently hit upon a novel idea for memorializing the seven agency operatives killed in last year's suicide bombing near Khost, Afghanistan: He would climb on his mountain bike and ride across the country in their honor.
The nation's premier public health agency knowingly used flawed data to claim that high lead levels in the District's drinking water did not pose a health risk to the public, a congressional investigation has found. But, investigators determined, the agency has not publicized its later internal research showing the problem did harm children and continues to endanger thousands of city residents.
President Obama's nomination of FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole to serve as head of the Transportation Security Administration led a Republican lawmaker to revive his idea of giving the TSA boss a 10-year term.
Last week, President Obama ordered a series of actions designed to revamp the way Uncle Sam hires. Late Tuesday, the Senate approved the Federal Hiring Process Improvement Act of 2010.
Senators approved an amendment to the financial regulation bill Tuesday night that keeps federal watchdogs at five financial regulatory agencies from becoming presidential appointments. The Senate voted 75 to 21 to make the five inspectors general accountable to all of...
A Transportation Security Administration agent surrendered to authorities Tuesday and was charged with stealing almost $500 from a wheelchair-bound woman passing through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Senate could vote on a bill extending fringe benefits to the same-sex partners of gay federal employees "within weeks" and well before July 4, according to aides to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.).
President Obama last week "encouraged" Spain to follow through with plans for an austerity budget, which includes a 5 percent pay cut for the country's federal employees.
How will Americans use the Internet in 2020? Will we all use cell phones? Will we still have snail mail? A team of experts at the U.S. Census Bureau is asking those questions in preparation for the 2020 Census even as temporary workers are knocking on doors to complete the 2010 Census.
A Congressional Budget Office cost estimate for legislation to provide fringe benefits for the same-sex partners of federal employees could jeopardize efforts to pass the bill this year.
Courtesy USCourts.gov Two government Web sites launched overhauls on Monday -- vast improvements over their old online homes. USCourts.gov, the online home of the federal court system, now includes court locator, court services and employment links above the fold....
President Obama announced his third pick to lead the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, tapping FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole to lead the airport security agency.
Solicitor General Elena Kagan was not at the Supreme Court this morning to hear that she had won one of the cases she argued. And she told the court in a letter that her deputy will take over all filings at the court while her nomination to replace Justice John Paul Stevens is pending.
Chris Oynes, the top Interior Department official who oversees offshore oil and gas drilling for the Minerals Management Service, announced Monday that he will retire on May 31, The Washington Post has learned.
As thousands of Defense Department civilian workers transition from a pay for performance system to the General Schedule, the Federal Managers Association says many of them will be financially hurt, despite assurances in the law that they should not be.
College David S. Hilzenrath penned an incredibly well-reported story for Sunday's Post about the travails of Bradley Birkenfeld, a former Swiss banker who knew secrets that eventually led UBS to admit it helped Americans dodge taxes and paid the government $780 million.
Among all the others, here are three stories especially worth your time today: