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Navy advocates see rough waters ahead

Virginia Republican says defense budgets have not been adequate to meet the needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.

A 7.0 earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12.

State Department employees are accounted for after quake

President Obama promises massive, multiagency relief effort in Haiti.

A Vicious Circle

From retirements to party defections, the bad news for Democrats keeps coming.

House leaders return, with health overhaul back on front burner

Lawmakers will focus on how the two bills will pay for reform costs.

Empty Agriculture offices, including food safety, raise concerns

Five key leadership positions remain vacant despite several outbreaks of food-borne illness in 2009.

Democrats slam effort to block EPA from regulating emissions

Agency’s recent finding that greenhouse gas pollution endangers public health and welfare is the independent work of scientists and "should stand on its own," Democrats say.

From Nextgov.com: Federal IT spending to increase almost 4 percent in fiscal 2010

Agencies will spend more on transparency initiatives and social networking, research firm predicts.

The Federal Highway Administration processes most of DoT’s suspension and debarment cases.

Transportation IG finds gaps in contractor enforcement

Firms eligible for suspension under department policy instead won millions in stimulus funds.

New airport screening policy under fire

Some groups are arguing that extra security measures for passenger from certain countries amount to racial profiling.

Labor leaders pitch health bill concerns to Obama

Union officials are wary of an excise tax provision in the Senate version, which they claim would hit their members and other middle-class workers.

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