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'You should resign': Elizabeth Warren excoriates Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

The Democratic firebrand delivered an epic grilling of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing

This year's youngest federal leader to win a Service to America medal

Tate Jarrow is being honored on Tuesday for the critical role he played in two major international cybercrime investigations.

Bob Woodward reflects on what ultimately felled President Nixon

Investigative reporter Bob Woodward talks about the downfall of Richard Nixon's presidency for our latest podcast episode.

Giving Gerald Ford's presidency another look

The newest 'Presidential' podcast episode looks at how Gerald Ford's experience working across the aisle in Congress affected his leadership style as president.

This year’s youngest federal leader to win a Service to America medal

Tate Jarrow, a West Point graduate and Secret Service special agent, is the winner of the 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Call to Service category for federal employees who are 35-years old or younger. Jarrow, who is being honored with the medal on Tuesday for the critical role he played […]

In Wells Fargo hearing, executive pay ‘clawbacks’ are likely to take center stage

Anyone paying attention to Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing over Wells Fargo's sales tactics is likely to hear a lot about a single word: "Clawbacks." It's the practice of doing just what it sounds like: Taking money back from...Show More Summary

Giving Gerald Ford’s presidency another look

In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, we look at the legacy of Gerald Ford—who took over the vice presidency following Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president...and then took over the White House following President Nixon's resignation in 1974. This unique series of events made Ford the only president in American history who reached the […]

Wells Fargo’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf started the year off on something of a throne. In January, the investment research firm Morningstar named him "CEO of the Year" for 2015, noting that he "guided the bank through a difficult period in the industry and shunned activities that put profits ahead of customers." Fast forward nine months, and Stumpf […]

This tech billionaire is trying to lure Trump to release his taxes — and having fun with it

These days in Silicon Valley, Democratic supporters among the tech cognoscenti seem to be as common as hoodie-wearing twenty-somethings with dreams of being the next Mark Zuckerberg. A number of high-profile tech leaders signed on to...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton isn’t the first candidate to have a health scare caught on video

What if Hillary Clinton's stumble leaving the 9/11 memorial service hadn't been caught on video? It's a question her campaign has surely been asking since Sunday. Yes, there is little doubt that Clinton's abrupt departure from the event, the immediate quiet from her campaign and the shift in her campaign's statements from being "overheated" to having pneumonia would […]

This new paid leave policy may be the smartest perk for families yet

The race to attract and retain millennial workers nearing parenting age has gone from exciting to a bit exaggerated. Over the past couple of years, progressive companies trying to one-up their competitors have lavished ever more lengthy or creative paid parental leave programs on their employees. New moms and dads get 18 weeks at Google. Etsy employees […]

Bob Woodward reflects on what ultimately felled President Nixon

This week's episode of the Presidential podcast features investigative reporter Bob Woodward, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon's presidency. Woodward examines the personal foibles he sees at the...Show More Summary

It’s time to talk about the presidential transition process

With the presidential election just a few months away, federal agencies are starting to prepare briefing materials for the next administration, political appointees are leaving or getting ready to head out the door, and employees are wondering how their work life will change come January. For many civil servants, the next six months or so […]

The very different ways Clinton and Trump defined leadership in the commander-in-chief town hall

There was a lot of talk about leadership in Wednesday night's televised town hall with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Given the billing -- NBC touted it as the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" -- that's to be expected. The word "leader" was used at least 26 times; the word "decision" was uttered exactly as many, […]

Starbucks now offers stories about citizen do-gooders to go with your coffee

Back in March, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made some presidential-sounding remarks in a typically apolitical setting: An annual stockholder meeting. For seven minutes at the close of the coffee giant's event, Schultz spoke in lofty terms about the lack of civility and leadership in the country, saying "there are moments when I've had a hard time recognizing who we […]

Why Fox’s apology to Gretchen Carlson is so stunning

The settlement 21st Century Fox announced Tuesday regarding former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed a lawsuit this summer claiming sexual harassment by the powerful -- and now ousted -- Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, was extraordinary in many ways. There was the speed with which the suit went from being filed, on July 6, to being settled, just two months […]

This software startup can tell your boss if you’re looking for a job

Most people looking for a new job -- at least if they currently have one -- use their personal email to correspond with a prospective employer. They don't tell the people they work with they're being recruited. They slip on a suit jacket for the interview after leaving the office building. In other words, they carry out the process […]

President Lyndon Johnson and power

In this week's episode of the Presidential podcast, LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove helps us examine how Lyndon Johnson worked his will—at times darkly—to get some of the most transformative legislation of the 20th century through Congress. We explore his childhood growing up in the Texas Hill Country, his rise through the U.S. House and Senate, […]

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