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Issa investigates GAO auditors in battle over for-profit schools

Probe prompted by agency's revision of a report issued in the summer outlining alleged fraudulent recruiting practices at for-profit career colleges.

President Obama says agencies will have 120 days to develop plans.

Obama orders review of agency regulations

Executive order aims to fix or repeal rules seen as outdated or inefficient that could be restricting job growth.

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.

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