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Democrats slam effort to block EPA from regulating emissions

Agency’s recent finding that greenhouse gas pollution endangers public health and welfare is the independent work of scientists and "should stand on its own," Democrats say.

From Nextgov.com: Federal IT spending to increase almost 4 percent in fiscal 2010

Agencies will spend more on transparency initiatives and social networking, research firm predicts.

The Federal Highway Administration processes most of DoT’s suspension and debarment cases.

Transportation IG finds gaps in contractor enforcement

Firms eligible for suspension under department policy instead won millions in stimulus funds.

New airport screening policy under fire

Some groups are arguing that extra security measures for passenger from certain countries amount to racial profiling.

Labor leaders pitch health bill concerns to Obama

Union officials are wary of an excise tax provision in the Senate version, which they claim would hit their members and other middle-class workers.

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.