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Dispute over oversight powers stalls intel policy bill

Democrats are trying to work around a threat to veto language allowing GAO to audit intelligence agencies.

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Senators suggest a federal pay freeze to help fund wars

GOP proposals aim to recoup costs partly by holding salaries steady and cracking down on tax delinquent government workers.

Race and gender influence TSP enrollment

Minorities are about 5 percent less likely than nonminorities to participate in the government’s 401(k)-style retirement plan.

Salazar: MMS has 'turned the ship'

Interior chief says department will have zero tolerance for ethical lapses at Minerals Management Service.

F-35 engine battle revs up

Defense secretary makes final appeal to lawmakers to cancel unwanted engine program, while GE head circulates letter of support for the F-35.

Republican Charles Grassley supports training for top feds.

Senator questions cost of senior executives’ education

OPM does not collect data on how many employees participate in training program, or how much it costs the government annually.

Homeland Security replaces head of Federal Protective Service

Gary Schenkel had been under fire from Capitol Hill after a series of reports uncovered security gaps at federal buildings.

GOP Soul-Searching

Republicans have lost three straight special congressional elections in swing districts.

Lawmakers, experts weigh response to DNI's departure

While officials say the intelligence chief needs proper authority, they agree there's no appetite on Capitol Hill to pass legislative fixes.

Unclear if war supplemental will steer clear of add-ons

One amendment would provide funding to hire more personnel and make improvements inside federal agencies that work on border security issues.