Democrat Mary Landrieu says she is "open" to concept if Obama were to support it.
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The position's salary was decreased to adhere to rule barring lawmakers from taking government jobs for which the pay was raised during their current term in office.
Defense appropriations subcommittee chairman says bonuses are one area that could produce savings as forces are drawn down in Iraq.
New administration could meet many renewable energy goals by funding existing department initiatives, observers say.
Report concludes that an attack using a biological pathogen is more likely than one using a nuclear weapon.
Former tech czar Lorentz offers his insights .
Rep. Edolphus Towns named chairman of government reform committee; Rep. Darrell Issa selected ranking member.
Transparency advocates are upset by Bush administration orders that give agencies more reasons to withhold documents from the public.
Coalition of good-government groups meets with transition team leaders.
Agreement creates organization specifically aimed at preparing students for government careers.