Zinke’s business dealings illustrate the revolving door between government jobs and corporate interests, said Virginia Canter, chief ethics counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. 5:16 p.m.
The agency said the proposed new rules for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, were aimed at ending automatic eligibility for those who were already receiving federal and state assistance. 4:51 p.m.
The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday. 2:31 a.m.
Attorneys for a Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump weeks before the midterm elections say he should spend no more than 10 years and one month in prison. 9:33 p.m.
The deal would stop a potential debt default this fall and avoid automatic spending cuts next year. But it is another sign that a government once consumed by fiscal worries no longer cares — even as the red ink approaches $1 trillion a year. 8:41 p.m.