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House Panel Clears Bills in Hopes of Firing ‘Incompetent’ Execs, Record Manipulators

Democrats and advocacy group raise due process concerns.

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The 11 Federal Low-Income Programs Paul Ryan Wants to Consolidate

Five agencies administer anti-poverty programs that comprise a big chunk of their budgets.

Lawmakers Attack Obama Administration’s Strategy in Iraq

Members of Congress doubt Iraqi government can root out terrorists.

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“NTIS has been trying to profit by selling documents that have little, if anything to do with scientific or technical information, like the Armed Forces Recipe Book,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,  said.

Why Is This Commerce Department Agency Charging Other Agencies for Free Reports?

Lawmakers say the National Technical Information Service’s repository is a ripoff.

Rung said program managers and contracting officials “have a thankless job and rarely get the recognition they deserve.”

Procurement Chief Nominee Stresses Acquisition Training, Contractor Price Data

Sen. McCaskill elicits promise that OMB will improve communication with oversight panels.

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio

Boehner: House Will Vote to Avoid Shutdown in September

The speaker promises a short-term CR that would kick big spending decisions to the lame-duck.

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix the VA?

Proposal to hire 10,000 new clinicians meets with skepticism on the Hill.

Play of the Day: How Cable News Covers Obamacare

Fox News and CNN describe the decisions as 'chaos.'

Firefighter Kathleen Calvin sits atop her fire truck as smoke from a wildfire fills the sky in Winthrop, Washington.

Obama Declares Washington's 250,000-Acre Wildfire An Emergency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security will coordinate relief efforts and provide equipment to manage the 400-square-mile blaze.

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy

A One-Step Guide to Infuriating an EPA Official

Agency chief touts her staff's work after a Republican accused her of kowtowing to a green group.

 long line of Transportation Security Administration personnel salute as the Honor Flag leaves Los Angeles international airport after a TSA agent was shot there in November.

House Bill Requires TSA to Train Screeners on Handling Airport Shootings

Chamber passed legislation on Tuesday honoring screener killed in the line of duty last year at LAX.

Rep. Kay Granger R-Texas

The House GOP's Border Proposal Has Washington Headed for a Deadlock

Ideas laid out Wednesday morning clash with what the Senate and White House are looking for.

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