Both want more troops on the ground and both reject many of President Bush's policies; differences emerge on nuclear weapons, defense spending and the priority placed on the war in Afghanistan.
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More than 240 small disadvantaged businesses will compete for multiple award contracts.
Steve Preston is boosting spirits through gestures such as eating lunch in the cafeteria with employees.
The goal is still to make an award by the end of the year, but protests or proposals to use a different aircraft could cause delays.
Appropriations chairman encourages Senate leaders to finish work on the bills, despite a growing consensus that a stopgap measure will be necessary.
Federal prosecutors had been investigating allegations by former office employees that Stuart Bowen and his deputy signed off on improper monitoring of employee e-mails.
In a letter to President Bush, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa decries the Washington practice of leaving federal vehicles running while waiting for prominent passengers.
The Pentagon has acknowledged that 11 soldiers and two contractors have died in Iraq as a result of faulty wiring systems.
Employees say Jim Byrne was critical of the Special Counsel's management style, but did not resign in protest.
IT developers will be able to pay monthly for computing resources to test new software applications.