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Obama sets new tone for regulatory process

Administration emphasizes social issues and opens rule-making to public comment, policy observer says.

State of the Union, debt limit top agenda

President's address is expected to focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility.

GOP senator seeks $120 billion in funding cuts

Proposed amendment to debt limit bill would rescind funding for duplicative programs and funding that hasn't been designated for a particular purpose fast enough.

Obama goes after tax-delinquent contractors

Memo asks the IRS and OMB to find ways to keep “deadbeat” companies off the government payroll.

Defense contractors are confident about fiscal 2011 budget

But industry sources predict modest increase in Pentagon spending will go largely to personnel and healthcare costs instead of new weapons systems.

Official: Terrorist watch list system is too bureaucratic

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair wants to make it easier to target people for secondary screening at airports.

Visa, watch list changes are questioned

Some officials are worried about increased denial of visas and additional security against people coming from 14 nations identified as potential sources of terrorists.

Withdrawal of TSA nominee raises concern about agency workforce

Lack of permanent leadership is delaying action on important issues, union officials say.

At one-year mark, Obama shows progress on management pledges

National Journal finds the administration is following up on a number of the president’s campaign trail promises.

Colossal Miscalculation

Obama and Hill Democrats should have focused much more on the economy and jobs.

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