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Zients confirmed as OMB’s deputy director of management

Experienced management consultant also will serve as the first-ever chief performance officer.

Obama team reaches new heights in diversity

When Bush holdovers are excluded, white men make up just under half of the people filling senior posts in the administration.

Former Hill staffers keep working with Congress

The administration hopes to forge relationships with lawmakers by seeding departments with Hill aides.

Lieberman: White House was justified in firing AmeriCorps IG

Senator says he is convinced the administration followed "both the spirit and the letter of the law" in notifying Congress about the dismissal of Gerald Walpin.

House passes Commerce-Justice-Science funding bill

Lawmakers approve $64.4 billion appropriations measure after taking a record-breaking 53 votes in one day.

Senate approves $106 billion supplemental conference report

Bill includes $79.9 billion for the wars Afghanistan and Iraq and $10.4 billion for the State Department and foreign operations.

Agency turf battles thwart efforts to combat arms trafficking

ICE and ATF don’t coordinate operations or collect and analyze data effectively, watchdog says.

Wars test limits of law requiring insurance for overseas contractors

Labor Department is ill-equipped to monitor 1941 act designed for smaller-scale operations, witnesses tell a House subcommittee.

Democrats unveil 'pay go' bill with 155 backers

Bill exempts four types of legislation from offsets, including middle class tax cuts and the estate tax.

Senate moves toward vote on compromise version of wartime supplemental

Administration assures GOP senator that if necessary, detainee photos will "never see the light of day."