Political satire demands a different set of skills from actually practicing politics. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken explains what it’s really like to transition from entertainment to government in his new book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.” Hari Sreenivasan sits…
By PBS NewsHour
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.
By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent much of his campaign bashing the federal government, a system he described as awash in "waste fraud and abuse." Now, the bureaucracy is biting back.
By Lisa Lerer and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anne La Pietra
Anne La Pietra teaches government at Urbandale High School in Iowa and discusses what it's like to go "first," how Donald Trump has made her students more politically-engaged than ever before.
Would greater government access to messages sent through secure communication technology help intelligence agencies fight terrorism? Judy Woodruff gets views from Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, and Kate Martin of the Center for American Progress.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices…
By Ken Dilanian and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.
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