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Shooting won't faze GOP spending agenda

Observers see no tension between security needs, budget-cutting goals.

State Department revises its gender-neutral passport wording

Surprised by conservative criticism of redesigned application’s use of ‘parent’ in place of ‘mother’ and ‘father,’ Clinton intervenes with compromise.

Lawmaker revives proposal to cut jobs, extend pay freeze

Bill supports deficit commission recommendations to reduce the federal workforce and to hold salaries level for three years.

Oil spill panel releases recommendations

Among other suggestions, commission pitches a broader role for other agencies such as NOAA in Interior Department leasing activities.

Lawmakers seek more experienced Afghan inspector general

Candidates to fill the spot vacated by Arnold Fields should have 'less celebrity and more technical competence,' Senate aide says.

Army Gen. Ray Odierno made the announcement on Tuesday.

Plans for closing Joint Forces Command likely ready next month

Pentagon will cut roughly 1,900 civilian and contractor employees in a move expected to save $400 million.

NSPS employees can expect 2.26 percent pay boost

Workers also will be eligible for performance-based raises up to a salary cap of $155,500.

Chamber of Commerce: Regulatory agencies overwhelmed

Business leaders criticize health care and financial reform laws and say SEC, HHS and Labor cannot handle new workload.

Obama nominates new OMB deputy director

Heather Higginbottom currently serves as deputy assistant to the president.

Tragedy brings focus on mental health agencies

House is slated to vote on health care law this week, which includes mental health service expansion.

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