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The Obamas see the Bushes off after Barack Obama’s Jan. 20, 2009, swearing in.

Presidential transitions bill sails through Senate

Measure encourages nominees and the current administration to do more advance planning.

Lawmakers urge Obama to oust Afghan reconstruction IG

Four senators take rare step in calling for watchdog’s removal, citing investigative failures.

Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, introduced the plan Thursday morning.

GOP calls for federal hiring freeze, spending cuts

Agenda aims to scale back government growth, including workforce costs.

Injuries climb with more Army recruits unfit for duty

The military is turning away a growing number of enlistees because they are too overweight to fight.

Obama's choice to lead OMB faces hurdle

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he will oppose the nomination of Jacob Lew.


Budget committee approves OMB nominee, but senator blocks confirmation

Panel greenlights Jack Lew, but Sen. Mary Landrieu vows to hold up the nomination until offshore drilling ban is lifted.

British Defense chief urges support for F-35 engine

In letter to lawmaker, Liam Fox says ending program could cost the U.S. and international partners more money in the long run.

Lawmaker pushes five-day mail delivery, altered pension funding

Bill would grant the Postal Service flexibilities requested in its long-term strategic plan.

Food safety undersecretary sets priorities

Elisabeth Hagen showed little interest in the creation of a single food safety agency during hearing.

Tender loving care for new hires pays off, authors say

Successful onboarding of employees can save agencies time and money, according to book.