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Senate in no hurry to confirm Bush nominees

Last year's confirmation rate for political appointees was the lowest in the Bush presidency.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Homeland Security chairman questions value of color-coded threat system

System was created in March 2002 before the Homeland Security Department came into existence.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Consumer safety agency to post inspectors at biggest ports

Consumer Product Safety Commission staff will focus on suspect shipments and high-risk products.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Defense contractors charged with bid-rigging

Baltimore man allegedly sold confidential data on fuel contracts to two competing European firms.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Panel to probe FCC chairman's leadership

Bipartisan investigation will seek to determine if Kevin Martin bypassed procedures designed to ensure transparency in the agency's regulatory process.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

New rules curb but don't end R&D earmarks

Numbers show $939 million in research and development earmarks in the fiscal 2008 omnibus budget bill, which did not include defense spending.

January 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Late addition of funds boosts Special Counsel probe of White House briefings

The investigation addresses whether briefings constituted a violation of the Hatch Act.

January 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Democrats consider response in Defense authorization showdown

At issue is whether or not the House can vote to override what the White House characterizes as a pocket veto of the legislation.

January 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Contractors warned to expect election-year procurement reforms

Industry organization expresses concern about potential for burdensome legislation.

January 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Legal experts, labor leaders decry e-mail ruling

National Labor Relations Board lets employers block employees from using company e-mail for "non-job-related solicitations."

January 7, 2008 Leave a comment