Government


Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Solicitor General

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his administration’s top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a…

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Trump Nominee for FEMA Post Withdraws Over Travel Audit

President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the No. 2 official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has withdrawn from consideration following questions about a 2011 federal investigation. NBC News…

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Delays in Security Clearance Have Left 700,000 in Limbo

The federal government is struggling to conduct background checks on people seeking security clearances, creating a backlog that one industry group says encompasses more than 700,000 applicants. As of March,…

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New Jersey Government Shuts Down

New Jersey residents were feeling the impact as a state-government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among…

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OPINION: Corporate Scandal vs. Government Scandal

Recent U.S. presidential administrations are cultivating quite the reputation for scandal, with Donald Trump’s perceived conflicts of interest, Barack Obama’s seemingly unbounded surveillance program or George W. Bush’s controversial justification…

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America Had a Government Before the Constitution

Americans have started paying more attention to the Constitution in recent times, in part to see what wisdom it might hold, and also to better understand what constraints might bind…

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Knesset Rife With Lobbyists, Report Shows

To some, the word “lobbyist” has a negative connotation, but the profession is quite well accepted in the Knesset. Over the past year, there was a 64 percent growth in…

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