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Obama: Budget and fixing the economy are 'inseparable'

Investments that spur economic growth will help cut the deficit in the long term, president says.

Locke confirmed as Commerce secretary

Former Washington governor Gary Locke was Obama's third pick for the spot.

FBI chief: Mortgage fraud caseload is overwhelming agency

Agents have more than 2,000 active mortgage fraud investigations.


House panel adds pay parity to budget resolution

Federal raises will be set during the 2010 appropriations process.

Bill would encourage more telework

Washington area representatives promote the popular work arrangement.

Senators call for more spending to stem border violence

Lieberman wants $380 million in emergency money for the Homeland Security Department.

Postmaster defends compensation, wants help on deficits

Potter says bonus was based on his performance as the chief executive, high employee satisfaction and a reduced accident rate.

Stimulus czar is well-prepared for new role

G. Edward DeSeve has worked with federal, state and local governments, all of which will play a role in recovery efforts.

Bad Omen

It’s an ominous sign for Democrats if Republicans have pulled even among independent voters.

Panel will consider budget resolution this week

The Senate fiscal 2010 budget resolution does not include measure to evade a filibuster on health and climate change legislation.