Republicans presidential candidates aren't the only politicians thinking about 2012: The U.S. Senate took a few minutes today to think ahead, approving a bill that would encourage presidential candidates to plan sooner for the presidential transition.
Dozens of former top executives and hundreds of former employees have returned to the mail agency in recent years as private contractors, sometimes earning double the salaries they earned as full-time workers, according to a new watchdog report.
Through administrations Democratic and Republican, he kept working - even after the government named a Justice Department building for him in 2000.
In the video above Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole share details on the types of explosives used in last year's thwarted Christmas Day bombing attempt and is unapologetic about the ongoing ban on carrying liquids through airport security checkpoints.
The White House assured gay rights groups on Thursday evening that the Justice Department's decision to object to immediately ending the military's ban on openly gay service members in no way diminishes President Obama's goal of ending the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
President Obama's pick to serve as head of the Office of Management and Budget looked headed for an easy Senate confirmation, until this afternoon, when Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) announced she plans to place a hold on the nomination until the Obama administration lifts a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling.
Now that most U.S. military forces have left Iraq, the American diplomats they left behind face grave security problems that the State Department is ill-prepared to tackle.
The Washington Post's editorial page editor Fred Hiatt speaks to Max Stier, president of the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, about the best places to work for within the federal government and how leadership plays a key role in employee satisfaction.
Jon Stewart sums up "don't ask, don' tell" and frankly, does so brilliantly (save for the profanity).
The Senate impeachment trial of a federal judge is over, but he'll have to wait until after the midterm elections to learn his fate.
Buried within the 21-page GOP's Pledge to America is a proposal long expected by federal workers, their unions and allies.
If Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) gets his way, the U.S. Postal Service could soon end Saturday mail deliveries, close thousands of post offices and open new ones in grocery stores. The agency would also recover overpayments to a federal employee retirement fund and use the money to provide health benefits for retired postal workers. Oh, and you might be able to ship beer and wine.
Gay activists are turning their attention to two federal courtrooms on the West Coast despite the failure of efforts in the Senate this week to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."
Temporary Census Bureau workers were the target of about 700 incidents of violence this year, more than four time as many than ten years ago.
Updated 7:05 p.m. ET President Obama moved Wednesday to give one of the government's acting watchdogs permanent status, naming Gene L. Dodaro to lead the Government Accountability Office. Dodaro, a more than 30-year veteran of the Congressional watchdog agency, has...
Five Cabinet officials gathered today to restart the federal government's effort to stop environmental discrimination. The interagency working group on environmental justice, which had not met for a decade, came together at the White House on Wednesday morning to discuss ways to insure that low-income and minority communities don't unfairly bear the brunt of environmental pollution.
The National Park Service will host a naturalization ceremony for 27 new citizens on Wednesday as part of a multi-agency celebration of U.S. citizenship.
The U.S. Senate failed to move on "don't ask, don't tell" (at least for now), so attention is turning to two federal courtrooms out West.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a testy exchange with reporters shortly after Tuesday's U.S. Senate vote on "don't ask, don't tell."
President Obama's top economic adviser will leave the White House by the end of the year.
Reaction from across the political spectrum to Tuesday's failed attempt to move forward with efforts to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Efforts to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" suffered a near-fatal blow on Tuesday as senators failed to end debate on the annual defense policy bill by a vote of 56 to 43.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is especially upset that cars now feature web features that provide even more distractions for drivers.
President Obama's nominee to serve as budget chief is one step closer to confirmation, as the first of two Senate panels unanimously approved his nomination on Tuesday.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is pushing for changes at the agency responsible for protecting thousands of federal buildings more than 14 months after he promised to take quick action.
Turns out the Federal Bureau of Investigation improperly opened and extended investigations of some activist groups and wrongly put some folks on a terrorist watch list, according to The Post's Jerry Markon.
The Obama administration continues to find way to cut information technology costs. The Post's Majorie Censer has news on a few more cuts set for announcement on Monday.
The men and women who conduct tours and assist visitors at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center plan to join a union.
Homeland Security Janet Napolitano doesn't think the United States has overreacted to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, thinks current terrorism threats are smaller and from newer groups and has kind words for a nickname she's earned from Matt Drudge.
Small Savers, the day-care center steps from the White House that was threatened with closure under a provision of the new financial reform law, has won a reprieve.
A Republican lawmakers wants to keep federal workers away from the office without pay for two weeks next fiscal year to help cut government costs. But unlike other cost-cutting bills introduced by the GOP, this one would also force a 10 percent pay cuts for lawmakers.
Lady Gaga plans to visit Maine on Monday in an effort to convince the state's two Republican senators to vote to repeal the law banning gays from serving in the military.