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Obama's fiscal 2015 budget did not ask federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement, but it did propose 136 program cuts and consolidations.

Obama’s Budget Will Soar Way Above Sequestration Spending Caps

White House looks to unwind three-year-old measure that has crippled agencies’ budgets.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, left, testifies before the Senate Armed Service Committee Wednesday.

Joint Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again

Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.

Lynch's Mission to Convince Congress She's Not Eric Holder Is Working

After one day of hearings, the potential attorney general is winning over some Republicans.

Obama Will Warn Republicans Against Homeland Security Shutdown

The president plans to preview his budget proposal at Democratic retreat, call for end to sequestration.

Play of the Day: Headwear Can Offend in Saudi Arabia

Americans need to take heed of sensibilities in the Middle East kingdom.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Congress must pass a spending bill quickly.

Would a DHS Shutdown Mark the 'Height of Irresponsibility?'

Democrats say it would, Republicans counter that "it wouldn’t be the end of the world."

Play of the Day: Friends Don't Let Friends Drone Drunk

The latest White House security incident gives recreational drone pilots a needed reminder about safety.

The San Ysidro border crossing is marked.

Senate Set to Join Immigration Fight

The chamber will take up the House-passed Homeland Security funding bill as early as next week.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the new chairman of the oversight panel.

Lawmakers Bicker Over Treatment of Feds in First Oversight Committee Meeting

New chairman promises to change the panel’s discourse, but old battles continue.

“Closing facilities and cutting services will lead to delays that will harm Michigan businesses and families," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Senator Looks to Keystone Bill to Stop Postal Facility Closures

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduces amendment that would delay the closures for two years.