The president's uneasy tug-of-war with lobbyists will only intensify in 2010.
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Northrop Grumman will open its new corporate office in the capital area by summer 2011.
Observers say focus on SES, veterans and oversight could increase.
Energy inspector general says problems at Savannah River Site could undermine public confidence.
Republicans favor open negotiations that members of the public could watch on television.
Senator wants to combine the duties of four agencies into one oversight body.
U.S. judge dismissed charges last week against five private security contractors involved in a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad.
Aide cites threat of procedural obstacles in leadership's decision to bypass formal conference committee to hammer legislative differences.
Bombing plot hearings to begin Jan. 20; Senate still needs to consider nominees for three top DHS jobs.
Christine Griffin was confirmed five months ago, but starts this week; former EEOC commissioner to lead diversity efforts.