The nation's foremost railroad watchdog is potentially facing a serious workforce shortage, raising questions about its ability to ensure safety after a string of high-profile accidents.
With time running out on this year's congressional session, leaders are anxious to find something, anything, that they can tout as an accomplishment back home. With little good news on the budget and taxes, the House will try its hand at getting something done on legal reform.
Federal food programs are now feeding more than 100 million Americans. The number of recipients has soared in recent years, thanks in part to Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to abolish childhood hunger by 2015.
You wouldn't normally think of bricks-and-mortar stores as major innovators concerned about patent lawsuits, but Eddie Bauer is one of a number of traditional companies warning Washington it's worried.
The Government Accountability Office has criticized the group that administers the District's school voucher program, saying the agency provides "incomplete and untimely information" about schools to participating families, and calling for both internal improvements and a helping hand from outside agencies.
The TSA's behavior-profiling program at airports has been in effect for seven years, but has yet to identify any potential terrorists who pose a threat to aviation, the agency's administrator acknowledged Thursday.
The Transportation Security Administration has spent nearly $1 billion on a program that lacks a way to scientifically measure its success, according to new report by the Government Accountability Office.
Government investigators said Wednesday that there is little evidence to show TSA employees are able to pick out potential terrorists by profiling behavior and that the agency may be wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on the 3,000 officers hired to do so.
A new poll shows Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, virtually tied with potential Republican challengers in her 2014 re-election bid and her disapproval ratings spiking over the last few months.
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is calling on federal inspectors to investigate the "unacceptable" rollout of the federal Obamacare website to examine what went wrong, who was at fault and how much it is costing to fix the mess.
The age of the drone is here, and U.S. intelligence agencies are warily monitoring their proliferation around the globe.
One of terrorism's most feared weapons, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile, has begun to flow into war-ravaged Syria in numbers that alarm the West because they may fall into the hands of al Qaeda, according to national security analysts.
Thousands of tax deadbeats exist among the ranks of federal employees and contractors holding national security clearances, but officials have few good ways of finding out about the delinquencies, a government report said Thursday.