Top Defense political appointees support repealing ban on gays serving openly in the military.
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McDonough has served as the chief of staff to the national security staff since September 2009.
Majority whip says partisan atmosphere expected to follow the midterm elections will make it hard to get 14 of 18 commission members to agree on proposals.
Court temporarily puts on hold judge’s decision to repeal ban on gays openly serving in the military.
Watchdog will unveil new website in mid-November, according to official.
Director says costs are outpacing the bureau’s resources.
The $760 million agreement will help “turn a page” on the department’s “tragic” civil-rights past, Agriculture chief says.
Congress and environmental groups have turned their attention elsewhere lately.
Many candidates -- looking to capitalize on voter discontent on spending and deficit issues -- have ramped up talk against directing funding to pet projects.
Career development program for workers is the first formal training of its kind for Arlington National Cemetery staff.