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House GOP mulls retroactive spending cuts

Reaching backward would allow Republicans to spread out the pain more, but would invalidate a rationale for retreating from $100 billion savings goal.

Senator moves to help NASA quit funding canceled program

Money would be better spent on future space projects, Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson says.

Hardware distributor agrees to $6.25 million false claims settlement

Despite deal, Fastenal continues to deny allegations it overcharged government customers and failed to disclose commercial sales practices.

Patrick Donahoe, right, was sworn in as postmaster general on Friday.

Postal Service seeks efficiency through staff cuts

Agency will eliminate 7,500 jobs and press for changes in pension funding, postmaster general says.

Republicans coming to grips with debt ceiling

GOP House members are signaling they will go along with raising the limit, but will use the move as leverage for spending cuts.

Seapower subcommittee chair pushes for more Defense spending

Lawmakers have a constitutional responsibility to fund the Pentagon properly, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., argues.

Union: Rising costs built into $1.2 billion Marine Corps food contract

Documents surface as France-based Sodexo awaits outcome of bid to renew agreement.

Customs, border bureau forges ahead on insourcing

Technology office plans to cut 1,200 contract employees and hire 1,000 feds.

Fallout from Navy captain’s raunchy videos continues

The service has deferred the retirement of his former commander, Rear Adm. Lawrence Rice, pending an official probe.

Marine general sees some good in Gates' reductions

Commandant notes cancellation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle could make way for development of a better and more affordable amphibious assault vehicle.

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