Defense Secretary Robert Gates reminded military service members on Friday that the potential repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" is still months away.
The House on Friday effectively killed Republican efforts to freeze the pay of federal workers next fiscal year, voting 227 to 183 to table a proposal introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
Don't expect openly gay and lesbian Americans to start rushing today to military recruitment offices just because lawmakers voted Thursday to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." At best, opponents of the military's gay ban hope they can start reenlisting during the first quarter of next year.
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to end "don't ask, don't tell," the controversial policy barring openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military.
President Obama is skipping the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, a move that has dismayed some veterans -- and comes at a sensitive moment in the administration's relationship with the military.
Federal weather forecasters Thursday predicted an "active to extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season this year, with as many as 14 hurricanes, seven of them major.
House Republicans will try to force a vote Thursday on a proposal to cut the 1.4 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers that President Obama asked for in his budget for 2011. The vote will mark the second time the GOP has brought a measure to the floor that was selected via their YouCut online poll.
A Maryland lawmaker is questioning how the General Services Administration selects facilities to lease for federal agencies, suggesting the government’s primary landlord has bypassed commercial high-rise office space in Prince George’s County in favor of locations in the District and Northern Virginia.
More than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks since April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau said late Wednesday.
The Census Bureau is adopting stricter rules for screening new hires after a registered sex offender using an alias got a job as a census taker, the bureau’s director said Wednesday.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Wednesday that he will vote to support the compromise legislation that repeals the military's ban on gay service members.
Another fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and another audience member heckles President Obama about "don't ask, don't tell."
The families of federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be able to receive relocation assistance from federal law enforcement agencies thanks to new legislation approved on Tuesday.
The federal government's landlord is building courthouses that are bigger than necessary, according to a preliminary report by government auditors.
The director of the beleaguered agency responsible for protecting federal buildings will be transferred in June to a liaison role with the Department of Homeland Security, ending a rocky three-year tenure that exposed serious flaws in federal building security.
Republican senators on Tuesday unveiled two $60 billion proposals that cut government salaries and operational costs to help pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and earthquake relief for Haiti.
By the time Congress passed the national health-care overhaul, anxiety about it was so widespread that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued a statement reassuring America's military families. The legislation, Gates said, "will not negatively impact the TRICARE medical insurance program" for members of the armed forces.
Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour, which focused primarily on President Obama's endorsement of a "don't ask, don't tell" repeal and other political issues:
Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued tepid support for the "don't ask, don't tell" compromise on Tuesday -- a critical gesture regardless of its less-than enthusiastic nature.
As they have for 70 years, Navy freshmen -- known as plebes -- celebrated the end of their grueling first year at the U.S. Naval Academy by scaling a 21-foot obelisk. They did it a lot faster than usual this year without 200 pounds of lard coating the monument.
Would freezing federal worker salaries help cut government costs? House Republicans think so, and are floating the idea as one of several potential government spending cuts.
A proforma series of letters between lawmakers and the White House exchanged hands late Monday, culminating in Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag formally expressing the Obama administration's support for the repeal.
The Senate passed legislation Monday that would make it easier for federal workers to work from home.
Today's news that top officials at the Minerals Management Service ignored warnings from agency scientists is consistent with findings in last year's survey of the best places to work in the federal government.
You'll have an excellent opportunity to meet with representatives from dozens of federal agencies at the Public Service Career and Internship Fair on July 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Building Museum. The fair is sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service.
White House officials, Democratic congressional leaders and gay rights groups met on Monday to discuss a possible repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Such a reversal would take effect after the Pentagon completes a study on how to integrate openly gay service members, according to multiple officials.
President Obama's firing of retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair as national intelligence chief highlights a pattern of problems involving senior administration officials who once served in the upper ranks of the military.
The federal agency responsible for regulating offshore oil drilling repeatedly ignored warnings from government scientists about environmental risks in its push to approve energy exploration activities quickly, according to numerous documents and interviews.
It's been 34 days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration and national press corps are refocusing their attention on the federal response this week with a series of visits, statements and actions. Here are highlights from this past weekend and the week ahead: