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Political veterans map out recommendations, pitfalls for president-elect

Brookings Institution report suggests Obama should start with manageable and bipartisan legislative proposals.

Lieberman plans to take his case to Senate Democratic Steering Committee

Senator's fight to keep chairmanship could disrupt vetting and confirmation process for major appointments in Obama administration.

Blackwater could face sanctions for improper arms shipments

One official said 900 weapons were shipped improperly, though another said the figure is lower.


Transition team wastes no time

Obama is moving quickly to show he has learned from Clinton’s mistake of fumbling the baton.

Emanuel accepts White House chief of staff job

Illinois representative is chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

Immigration services bureau awards major IT task order

Homeland Security agency aims to improve e-filing process for those seeking U.S. citizenship.

Lieberman meets Reid, does not relinquish chairmanship

Democratic Caucus will discuss the Connecticut senator’s fate during the lame duck session.

Scramble likely for seats on House Armed Services Committee

As many as seven slots have opened up on the high-profile panel.


Court decision voids major small business contracting law

Appeals judges deem law setting goals for contracts with small disadvantaged businesses unconstitutional.

Agencies gear up for new administration

Career employees across government prep office space, compile briefing books for political appointees.