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Dems, Bush prepare for battle over spending levels

Democrats have exceeded Bush’s $933 billion budget request by about $23 billion.

June 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Protective service under fire for oversight of contract guards

Hundreds of contract guards went unpaid for as many as six weeks.

June 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Budget chief says Bush won’t back down on excessive spending

The president would like to avoid a government shutdown, but will follow through on threats to veto spending bills that surpass his overall discretionary limit.

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Spending bills’ fate uncertain with new budget chief, veto threats

Successor to outgoing OMB Director Rob Portman may be less willing to compromise, Democrats fear.

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

FBI deploys first phase of technology upgrade

Agents start to use long-awaited system for managing case files and other information.

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Coast Guard names executive to new acquisition job

Position added as part of effort to strengthen the service’s contracting efforts in face of Deepwater controversy.

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

DHS technology chief faces tough questioning at House hearing

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says security breaches make him question Scott Charbo's "ability to lead the department's IT ...

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Bill aims to enhance independence of inspectors general

Idea of setting renewable seven-year term limits for IGs draws mixed response.

June 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Patience Wears Thin

Voters aren’t happy with Democrats’ progress on top agenda items such as immigration reform.

June 19, 2007 Leave a comment

Bush names new management, budget chief

Former Rep. Jim Nussle, R-Iowa, to replace Rob Portman, who's leaving for personal reasons.

June 19, 2007 Leave a comment