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As government hits debt limit, tensions rise

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.

Government fears too much disclosure in bin Laden raid will jeopardize future missions

The administration understands the public's demand for details of the rare mission but worries some officials are speaking too freely.


Most of the money allotted for defunct DHS financial management project went unspent

Official says department obligated just a fraction of the millions associated with unsuccessful IT project.

Obama endorses spending, tax targets in budget talks

The president makes his remarks at a CBS town-hall meeting.

Senators oppose White House disclosure plan for contractors

Letter says plan could inject politics into the procurement process.

Watchdog dings VA for poor management of rural health program

Office cannot be certain it wisely allocated nearly $300 million, IG concludes.

Navy suspends guidelines for same-sex marriages on bases

Initial plans would have allowed gay service members to exchange vows in base chapels with Navy chaplains performing the ceremony.

Obama administration readying to make case for test ban treaty

Officials say the bargaining in Senate could intensify over the coming months.

The Waiting Game

Uncertainty over redistricting is keeping some potential House candidates on the sidelines -- for now.

House speaker calls for spending cuts equal to rise in debt limit

With the exception of tax increases, everything is on the table, including Medicare, John Boehner said.