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Forward Observer: A Second Chance

Congress needs to reassert its war-making authority and ask the administration's top officials the tough questions on Afghanistan.

Senate majority leader slows action on GSA nominee

Aides said Harry Reid, D-Nev., delayed confirmation of Martha Johnson while seeking assurances that the agency did not discourage federal employees from traveling to Las Vegas for conferences.

Official: E-Verify changes are in the works

The controversial electronic system that checks a worker's immigration status against federal databases is set to expire at the end of September.

Recovery Board announces schedule for data release

Federal stimulus contracting data to be available by mid-October, while state contracts, grants and loans will be published on Oct. 30.

Committee agrees to open door to possible F-22 exports

Legislative language would allow the Pentagon to start developing a version of the fighter jet that could be sold to allies.

Treasury chief signals administration will renew TARP program

Officials fear a lack of liquidity could stall economic recovery.

Senate confirms key regulatory nominee

Cass Sunstein will head OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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Senator urges faster buildup of Afghan forces

Carl Levin, D-Mich., says move would be more effective than sending more U.S. combat troops to the country.

‘Routine’ Coast Guard exercise sparks alarm

Homeland Security officials will examine how a normal training event in Washington led to fear of a terrorist incident during Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies.

USDA will debut new version of online learning platform

AgLearn will provide more social media tools for employees to use and serve as a model for job training programs in China.

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