Retired Adm. Thad Allen, who also led the government response to Hurricane Katrina, talks about how the oil spill could affect public policy.
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During appearance in Ohio, president also acknowledges that the economy has not recovered as he would like.
Obama administration officials argue that four-month deadline might be overly aggressive.
The deep alienation Americans feel toward their public and private leadership isn't likely to go away when the economy improves.
Voluntary form will provide agencies with information to effectively target certain groups, observers say.
Missile Defense Agency chief says he will increase competition for MDA's most expensive systems.
Watchdog says bureaucratic agency turf battles are hampering environmental cleanup efforts on bases.
GAO says locally based small firms received less than 14 percent of contracts to recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
New policy restricts exemptions from environmental reviews for offshore oil and gas activities.
Treasury Direct Kids provides children with simple explanations of financial terms, games and cartoons.