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
Only 19 percent of American trust the government to do the right thing most of the time, according to a recent Pew Research poll, down from 77 percent in 1964. This lack of trust isn’t limited to the government --…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
By Anne La Pietra
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.
By Colleen Shalby
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans don’t trust the government, but plenty use its open data -- often without knowing they’re doing so.
By Ted Bridis, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
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