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Interior makes renewable energy production a top priority

New task force will promote large-scale energy development and transmission on public land.

Panel questions Treasury’s oversight of TARP funds

Lawmakers say the department has failed to track how companies are spending money from economic rescue programs.

Details, Details

President Obama’s approval rates are likely to continue slipping as he wades deeper into the intricacies of governing.

Stevens’ departure opens window to overhaul Alaska native contracting

Lawmakers explore ways to put ANCs on a more level playing field with other small, disadvantaged businesses.

House speaker suggests second stimulus may be needed

Unemployment rose to 8.1 percent in February as the economy lost 651,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported last week.

Lawmaker urges Navy to allow competition for littoral ship

The program has more than doubled in costs since its inception and has been delayed 18 months.

Omnibus bill halts competitive sourcing

All government agencies are prohibited from holding public-private job competitions for rest of fiscal 2009.

From Nextgov.com: IT receives slight budget increases, some cuts in omnibus bill

Senate would boost funding for food and air safety, but cut Justice's spending on financial management system and security analysis center.

Obama requests review of Bush guidelines for implementing legislation

President asks senior officials to check with the attorney general before relying on Bush's signing statements.

Interior chief names 'recovery czar'

Chris Henderson will oversee more than $3 billion the department plans to invest in communities, parks and public lands.