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Con artists exploit the Recovery Act

At least 270,000 Americans have been victimized by scams promising free government grants, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Nominees for key Homeland Security posts remain unconfirmed

Management and science and technology undersecretary positions, and the top spot at the Transportation Security Administration remain in limbo.

Senate panel backs F-22, F-35 engine cuts

But addition of funding for 10 C-17s marks a significant break with Pentagon officials.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Homeland Security breaks ground at new headquarters

The facility in Southeast Washington will unify the department and help bring jobs to the surrounding struggling neighborhoods, officials say.

Ten administration officials granted exceptions to ethics rule

Waivers address revolving door concerns related to the appointees’ former employers.

Defense opposes cuts in funding for civilian Air Force personnel

Pentagon officials also object to authorization bill language that could result in the repeal of a controversial pay-for-performance system.

Bleeding Independents

Obama’s agenda has fanned fears that government is expanding too far, too fast.

Disputed E-Verify rules go into effect

Most federal contractors and subcontractors must now use the system to prove employees are legally eligible to work.

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Hoyer: Stopgap spending measure will be necessary

Continuing resolution will be needed to keep agencies running from the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year until the appropriations bills are complete, House majority leader says.

Kabul embassy whistleblower’s resignation raises questions

Terry Pearson says he was forced to leave his job for alleging sexual and other misconduct by security guards at Camp Sullivan in Afghanistan.