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Sebelius, Holder, And Shinseki Will Stay Put When Obama's Second Term Begins

Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plan to remain with President Obama's administration as his second term begins, according to a White House official.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Her Resignation

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning, opening up one more slot in President Obama's second-term administration. Solis was the first Hispanic woman to head a Cabinet-level agency in the U.S. government.
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Virginia General Assembly Gavels Into Session

The contentious issues are numerous as Virginia's General Assembly starts its 2013 session on Wednesday, with abortion activists stealing the show on Wednesday.


Signature? Doodle? Check How A Treasury Secretary Lew Might Sign Your Dollars

The man said to be President Obama's choice to be the next Treasury secretary has a very loopy, quite unusual signature. If he's confirmed, his John Hancock goes on U.S. currency. See what that might look like.

After 'Fiscal Cliff' Debate, The State Of The GOP

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics — from Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense, to the swearing-in of the 113th Congress. Exiting Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) shares his thoughts on the current state and future of the Republican Party.

How Nixon Re-Shaped The Presidency

Today would be the 100th birthday of President Richard Nixon. From civil rights to Watergate, Nixon's term shaped the office of the presidency. Stanley Kutler, professor emeritus in history at the University of Wisconsin and author of Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes, talks about the legacy of the 37th president.
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Analysis: Sequester Delay Causes More Uncertainty For Feds

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, discusses the ongoing uncertainty caused by budget negotiations and why federal employees are starting to view the threat of a shutdown as the status quo.


The Second Amendment: 27 Words, Endless Interpretations

After more than 200 years of intense scrutiny, the meaning of the Second Amendment continues to baffle and elude. Maybe it would help to think about this complicated dictum in a more slant way, like a poet — through simile and metaphor.