Vice President Joe Biden is heading up talks with congressional leaders designed to reach a deficit reduction framework and pass an increase in the debt ceiling.
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The administration understands the public's demand for details of the rare mission but worries some officials are speaking too freely.
Official says department obligated just a fraction of the millions associated with unsuccessful IT project.
The president makes his remarks at a CBS town-hall meeting.
Letter says plan could inject politics into the procurement process.
Office cannot be certain it wisely allocated nearly $300 million, IG concludes.
Initial plans would have allowed gay service members to exchange vows in base chapels with Navy chaplains performing the ceremony.
Officials say the bargaining in Senate could intensify over the coming months.
Uncertainty over redistricting is keeping some potential House candidates on the sidelines -- for now.
With the exception of tax increases, everything is on the table, including Medicare, John Boehner said.