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Probe finds high risk of fraud in Defense transit subsidy program

Inspector general and GAO cite poor oversight, insufficient controls.

Backlog of Social Security disability claims likely to grow

Congress increases funding for SSA to address growing number of requests for hearings; but experts say fundamental changes still needed.

Spending bill cuts pandemic preparedness budget request

Omnibus measure sets funding at $76 million after Bush requested $870 million; lawmakers say $1.2 billion is available in funds from previous appropriations.

Justice nominee may get special two-month appointment

Mark Filip, nominee for deputy attorney general, may get special accommodation because of the importance of the No. 2 position at the department.

Slip-Sliding Away

The GOP's situation developing for 2008 is not so much a wave as a drainage problem.

House passes omnibus spending bill with 3.5 percent raise

Democrats back down on many spending priorities; Bush indicates he'll sign measure.

GAO says cost of Army's 'modular' conversion will climb

Restructuring combat brigades will exceed most recent estimate of $52.5 billion.

Union charters second TSA chapter

National Treasury Employees Union to launch campaign on scheduling, testing and bargaining rights.

University of California agrees to Los Alamos fine

Contractor accepts $2.8 million penalty to address a widely publicized security lapse last year.

Biggest contractors support Clinton, other Democrats, in 2008 race

More than 60 percent of the 50 largest contractors' campaign contributions have gone to Democratic candidates.