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Lawmakers continue to pound public-private job competitions

Amendment to Defense authorization bill would suspend Pentagon job contests for three years.

Panel lays groundwork to buy more fighter jets

Defense bill amendment authorizes $369 million for the advance procurement of 12 F-22s in fiscal 2011.

House passes compromise version of wartime supplemental

Conference report wins approval despite Republican objections over IMF funding.

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Obama backs extension of benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

President issues memo granting limited benefits immediately and endorses legislation providing full benefits.

Dream Team

President Obama has assembled a staff that is well-connected on Capitol Hill and aware of past administrations’ mistakes.

Unexpected funding cut puzzles Census Bureau's backers

Appropriators cut fiscal 2010 funding by the amount they thought the bureau would have left over from fiscal 2009, but officials already had committed the extra funds to a media campaign.

Acquisition reform recommendations run the gamut

Panelists agree that improving the size, competency of acquisition workforce is the right place to start.

Lawmaker pushes insurance office as part of financial regulatory overhaul

Proposed office would establish federal policy on international insurance matters and advise the Treasury chief on major domestic and international issues.

White House briefs Hill aides on IG dismissal

One staffer says the administration "has been forthcoming" about Gerald Walpin's departure.

Republicans to use authorization markup to mount security offensive

GOP lawmakers criticize Democrats for decreasing missile defense funding over fiscal 2009.