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FDA affirms cloned animal safety but objections raised

Agency will not require labeling of clone-derived milk and meat because the agency determined safety concerns are no different than traditional food.

January 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Senator takes aim at agency 'skimming' of earmarks

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. criticizes agency practice of taking a percentage off the top of earmarked accounts for administrative expenses.

January 15, 2008 Leave a comment

House looks to move new defense authorization this week

Democrats still have not made a formal announcement of their floor strategy to deal with President Bush's unexpected veto.

January 15, 2008 Leave a comment

NASA contract employees win injunction against background checks

Federal judge says allowing investigations to continue forces workers to choose their between rights and their jobs.

January 14, 2008 Leave a comment

ACLU wants changed focus in pandemic containment planning

Government efforts too focused on treating health emergencies as a law enforcement or national security problem, organization says.

January 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Democrats call EPA unresponsive to fuel emissions probe

Senator threatens subpoena to compel agency to provide information on denial of a waiver that would have let California impose tougher auto emissions standards.

January 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Pentagon expected to offer few changes in fiscal 2009 budget plan

Officials say programs falling under the umbrella of military transformation will continue to dominate the procurement budget.

January 11, 2008 Leave a comment

HHS report reignites fight over profit margins in Medicare

Report indicated that dispensing costs appear to wipe out any profits made by local pharmacies.

January 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Lawmaker predicts U.S.-China space race

Report details mutual mistrust, partly because of a surprise anti-satellite weapons test that China conducted last January.

January 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Government urged to standardize data encryption standards

GAO repeatedly has criticized federal entities for not following their own rules that require sensitive data to be encrypted.

January 11, 2008 Leave a comment