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Senators launch earmark reform effort

McCain and Feingold join forces again in support of a major overhaul.

Repeal of terms limits for House chairs irks GOP

Republicans say changes will undercut Obama's efforts at bipartisanship and allow the rise of a tyrannical speaker.

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Obama performance czar to wear dual hats

Appointee Nancy Killefer also will hold the title of deputy director for management at OMB.

Minnesota Is No Florida

Thanks to Minnesota’s transparent recount process and thorough planning, the Coleman-Franken controversy isn't likely to become a crisis.

Stimulus price tag might top $1.3 trillion

Measure is expected to include about $500 billion in spending, including funding for road, bridge and school improvements.

OMB director nominee Peter Orszag joins Obama for discussions of the plan.

Obama presses oversight of economic stimulus package

President-elect proposes special board and online database to track implementation.

Lieberman says enactment of DHS authorization bill a priority

Senator would like Homeland Security committee to mark up such legislation before appropriators approve annual spending bill.

State official: Obama will step up fight against terrorism

Counterterrorism coordinator says he would expect the new administration to engage "with more countries and more in depth with countries."

Obama poised to name chief performance officer

Observers say candidate must be steeped in management and government.

Report finds OMB did not pressure Pentagon on competitive sourcing

Army officials say they did feel the need to meet annual targets in the service’s program budget.