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Momentum is building to end secret holds

Missouri Democrat has commitments from 68 senators to end the practice of anonymously stalling nominees and bills.

From Nextgov.com: Feds delayed measuring rate of Gulf oil flow for five weeks

High-tech sensors could have accurately estimated the amount of oil escaping, but BP executives turned down the technology saying the deep-water well would be capped quickly.

USPS will see pushback from industry, unions on delivery day reduction

Agency also must address funding of pensions and retiree health benefits to cut costs, panelists say.

When Politics Is National

A recent poll of likely voters in battleground districts shows disturbing results for Democrats.

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Budget director to step down

Peter Orszag plans to leave the Obama administration this summer, becoming the first Cabinet member to depart.

Senator faces off with president on immigration

Arizona Republican Jon Kyl says Obama will only secure the Southwest border if it's part of a comprehensive immigration bill.

Senate clears executive nominees

Chamber confirms 64 executive nominees by unanimous consent after reaching a deal over National Labor Relations Board appointees.

Top financial officials have a full plate

CFOs are on the hook for $100 billion in erroneous payments in 2009 and a host of other problems.

White House to unveil revised ID management plan Friday

White House to unveil revised ID management plan Friday Strategy will build on past efforts, including the Bush administration’s attempt to establish universal credentials for accessing federal buildings and computers.

Tough choices confront defense budget cutters

The Pentagon is looking for $100 billion in savings over five years, but it might not be as easy to find fat as it appears, analysts say.

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