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Debt talks splinter into dueling plans

House Republicans focus on balanced-budget amendment to the constitution, while Senate considers allowing Obama to raise the debt ceiling without GOP votes.

Enough Already

It’s time for politicians to get serious about raising the debt ceiling. They’re playing with fire.

Time-and-materials contracts reduced by $1 billion, says OMB

Obama effort to favor fixed-price acquisitions has shown progress governmentwide, according to chief procurement policy officer.

Deficit talks end with no deal

Discussions are continuing Monday, in hopes of reaching agreement on a more modest package of spending cuts.

Obama: A long-term deficit reduction deal is still necessary

President says "now is the time to deal with these issues."

Obama widens regulatory review to independent agencies

Executive order requests voluntary participation in a governmentwide effort to root out burdensome and unnecessary rules.

Atlantis is headed to the International Space Station.

Atlantis launch marks a bittersweet end to shuttle program

NASA must downsize and reorient itself as 30-year space travel effort draws to a close.

HUD rebuts charge of illegal grant to ACORN

Judiciary Watch says housing money violated congressional ban on funding for dismantled community action group.

Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients asks agencies to spend more prudently.

Cut contracting costs by 15 percent, agencies are told

OMB sets goal of saving $6 billion on management support services as part of campaign to ‘buy smarter and buy less.’

GOP lawmakers accuse Justice of gunrunner coverup

Citing ATF's Kenneth Melson, congressmen say the department concealed information -- including FBI and DEA involvement.