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Concern grows over stalled GSA nomination

Martha Johnson was named administrator in April, but a hold by Republican Sen. Kit Bond has left her in limbo.

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Intelligence HR chief is stepping down

Ron Sanders has been instrumental in creation of intelligence pay-for-performance systems.

USDA chief plans for Afghanistan trip

Agriculture development is the Obama administration's top nonmilitary priority in Afghanistan.

Questions persist about security lapses

Leaders of Senate oversight committee will hold a hearing to examine why the intelligence community was unable to detect attempted Christmas Day attack.

Republican Darrell Issa (left) and Democrat Edolphus Towns differ in style.

Vows of bipartisanship give way to rancor on House oversight panel

Republicans question chairman’s commitment to the job, but Democrat fights back.

Lawmaker asks GAO to investigate gaps in terrorist watch lists

Suspect in the attempted Christmas Day terror attack was flagged in one database, but his name never appeared on the watch or no-fly list.

Senator blocks Treasury nominees

Arizona Republican has placed holds on nominees with jurisdiction over tax policy and international finance because of a delay in new Internet gambling prohibitions.

Agency defends 'clunkers' contracts

Transportation spokeswoman says there was no time to competitively bid contracts to administer the program.

House will return for short work week

Chamber will be in session Tuesday and Wednesday next week, then will break until Jan. 19.

Senator seeks review of 'cash for clunkers' effort

Grassley says program's fast turnaround created an “environment ripe for waste, fraud and abuse.”