Academic says every new administration hopes to convey "competence and mastery of issues" to the public.
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There are two Americas -- one that watched the inauguration with hope, and another that looked on with skepticism.
Concerns about delinquent taxes not enough to block Treasury chief's nomination.
Appropriations Committee's portion of the package contains $365 billion in discretionary spending.
Hacked information could be used for targeted phishing attacks and other scams.
Defense secretary vows to combat a culture that hinders effective procurement practices.
Even the Pentagon will need to cut back in the face of the economic crisis.
Money from the economic stimulus package will go toward retrofitting government buildings to make them more energy-efficient.
Annual questionnaire shows only modest profits, despite greater revenue.
Graham and McCain signal they won’t hold up the nomination of Bill Lynn, though McCain asks for details on which issues the former lobbyist would be recused from handling.