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GOP announces debt panel picks

Congressional leaders have pledged to take up the panel's recommendations before the end of the year and have lawmakers cast an up-or-down vote.

Senator holds up bill compensating furloughed Transportation workers

Coburn says Congress should pay workers out of its own budget as punishment for its “inability to maintain core federal programs.”

House takes aim at Census look-alike letters

Bill would require non-Bureau mailings to have a disclaimer.

Watchdogs applaud earmark ban, wonder about loopholes

House prohibition could just end up shifting spending directed to for-profits from "one side of the Capitol to the other," one observer cautions.

Rep. Rob Andrews said cost growth in weapon systems purchases is unacceptable.

Congressional panel seeks broad Defense acquisition overhaul

Interim report suggests clearer contract requirements and stronger oversight of performance.

Fighter jet's costs jump more than 50 percent

Increase means the Pentagon's largest program will breach the 1982 Nunn-McCurdy cost-control law.

Senators seek clean FAA bill

Extraneous provisions could erode bipartisan support for the measure, Commerce Committee leaders say.

White House: TSA nominee to avoid conflicts of interest

Harding plans to steer clear of matters involving former consulting clients.

Former national security adviser John Poindexter is a central figure in the story.

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Former Government Executive reporter Shane Harris discusses his book on why agencies are better at collecting intelligence than analyzing it.

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Administration gets tough on improper payments

Obama directs agencies to hire more auditors who get paid based on the amount of money they recapture.

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