Government Executive - Authors - Dan Friedmanhttp://www.govexec.com/voices/dan-friedman/2330/en-usMon, 19 Nov 2012 09:25:27 -0500Shape of a fiscal cliff deal emergeshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2012/11/shape-fiscal-cliff-deal-emerges/59610/Democrats hope their bill can serve as a 'down payment' this year.Dan Friedman, National JournalMon, 19 Nov 2012 09:25:27 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/11/shape-fiscal-cliff-deal-emerges/59610/ManagementJ. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoObama meets with Senate majority leader on fiscal cliffhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/obama-meets-senate-majority-leader-fiscal-cliff/59499/Discussions also addressed a cybersecurity bill Democrats want to advance.Dan Friedman, National JournalWed, 14 Nov 2012 09:13:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/obama-meets-senate-majority-leader-fiscal-cliff/59499/OversightReid campaigned for Obama in Nevada in August.Carolyn Kaster/APLawmakers confident on deficit deal but differ on the detailshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/lawmakers-confident-deficit-deal-differ-details/59438/Republicans say new tax revenues are on the table -- from the elimination of some deductions.Dan Friedman, National JournalMon, 12 Nov 2012 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/lawmakers-confident-deficit-deal-differ-details/59438/OversightSen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Democrats “finally accept” that “Republicans are willing to put revenues on the table.” Susan Walsh/AP file photoSenate leader says he's ready to deal, suggests House speaker is toohttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/senate-leader-says-hes-ready-deal-suggests-house-speaker-too/59352/Reid says Americans are 'tired of partisan gridlock.'Dan Friedman, National JournalWed, 07 Nov 2012 15:09:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/senate-leader-says-hes-ready-deal-suggests-house-speaker-too/59352/OversightSusan Walsh/APIndependent senator-elect from Maine likely to caucus with Democratshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/independent-senator-elect-maine-likely-caucus-democrats/59350/Angus King's decision could come next week.Dan Friedman, National JournalWed, 07 Nov 2012 15:00:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/independent-senator-elect-maine-likely-caucus-democrats/59350/OversightAngus King said he may make a decision on caucusing by the end of next week.Robert F. Bukaty/APAnalysis: Expect more of the same from the 113th Congress http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/analysis-expect-more-same-113th-congress/59344/If you didn’t like the 112th Congress, you'll hate the 113th.Dan Friedman, National JournalWed, 07 Nov 2012 12:09:51 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/analysis-expect-more-same-113th-congress/59344/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Democrats poised to retain control of Senatehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/democrats-poised-retain-control-senate/59324/ABC News and NBC News called Maine's Senate race for former Gov. Angus King, an independent.Dan Friedman, National JournalTue, 06 Nov 2012 20:35:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/democrats-poised-retain-control-senate/59324/OversightLong list of unfinished Senate business includes defense policy billhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/defense-and-intel-policy-bills-long-list-unfinished-senate-business/59284/Staff of Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has taken an inventory.Dan Friedman, National JournalMon, 05 Nov 2012 16:41:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/defense-and-intel-policy-bills-long-list-unfinished-senate-business/59284/OversightJulie Jacobson/APSen. McCaskill veterans' event irks legionaireshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/08/mccaskill-veterans-event-irks-legionaires/57781/Nonpartisan legion said they did not know beforehand that the event would be political.Dan Friedman, National JournalThu, 30 Aug 2012 17:55:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/08/mccaskill-veterans-event-irks-legionaires/57781/DefenseJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate likely to punt on spending bills until Novemberhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/07/senate-likely-punt-spending-bills-until-november/56718/Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blames House Republicans for setting lower spending cap.Dan Friedman, National JournalWed, 11 Jul 2012 08:49:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/07/senate-likely-punt-spending-bills-until-november/56718/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/APStopgap highway bill leaves pension provisions in limbohttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2012/03/stopgap-highway-bill-leaves-pension-provisions-air/41614/Senate passes a 90-day extension, putting off debate on longer-term measures that could affect federal retirement.Dan Friedman, National JournalThu, 29 Mar 2012 15:40:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2012/03/stopgap-highway-bill-leaves-pension-provisions-air/41614/Pay & BenefitsCongress votes to curb insider trading, require federal employee disclosurehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/03/congress-votes-curb-insider-trading-require-federal-employee-disclosure/41545/Final language applies to a smaller group of top officials than a previous Senate version.Dan Friedman and Charles S. Clark, National JournalThu, 22 Mar 2012 15:52:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/03/congress-votes-curb-insider-trading-require-federal-employee-disclosure/41545/OversightMary Altaffer/APRepublicans to ask Justice about Obama's recess appointmentshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/01/republicans-to-ask-justice-about-obamas-recess-appointments/35774/Sen. Grassley prepares letter asking the attorney general if the White House sought his agency's legal advice.Dan Friedman, National JournalThu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/01/republicans-to-ask-justice-about-obamas-recess-appointments/35774/OversightSenate strikes deal on short term payroll tax cut packagehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/senate-strikes-deal-on-short-term-payroll-tax-cut-package/35664/Senators also agreed to back massive spending measure funding most agencies for 2012.Dan FriedmanSat, 17 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/senate-strikes-deal-on-short-term-payroll-tax-cut-package/35664/OversightDeal reached to avert government shutdownhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/deal-reached-to-avert-government-shutdown/35653/Democrats sign off on appropriations package after witholding support to gain leverage in debate over payroll tax holiday extension.Dan FriedmanFri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/deal-reached-to-avert-government-shutdown/35653/OversightHouse approves $915 billion spending planhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/house-approves-915-billion-spending-plan/35655/Payroll tax agreement still elusive.Dan Friedman and Shane GoldmacherFri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/house-approves-915-billion-spending-plan/35655/OversightJohn Loggins/NewscomCongress now shooting for weekend wrap-uphttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/congress-now-shooting-for-weekend-wrap-up/35650/If lawmakers' optimism proves founded, then they will avoid a partial government shutdown for the third time this year.Dan Friedman and Major GarrettThu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/congress-now-shooting-for-weekend-wrap-up/35650/OversightAnother legislative standoff loomshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/another-legislative-standoff-looms/35567/Democrats say they'd make Republicans regret leaving for Christmas without a deal on extending the payroll tax holiday.Dan FriedmanWed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/12/another-legislative-standoff-looms/35567/OversightAides: Kerry deficit proposal on table; failure announcement still expectedhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/aides-kerry-deficit-proposal-on-table-failure-announcement-still-expected/35468/Prewritten news releases announcing the super committee's failure are on hold pending a GOP review of the Democratic offer.Dan FriedmanMon, 21 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/aides-kerry-deficit-proposal-on-table-failure-announcement-still-expected/35468/OversightGOP aide mocks Democrats' super proposalhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/gop-aide-mocks-democrats-super-proposal/35396/Document says 'Only a Democrat would think you can pick up $350 billion from miscellany.'Dan FriedmanFri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/gop-aide-mocks-democrats-super-proposal/35396/OversightDemocrats deny walking out of super committee talkshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/democrats-deny-walking-out-of-super-committee-talks/35371/Rep. Van Hollen calls claim "ridiculous."Dan FriedmanWed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/democrats-deny-walking-out-of-super-committee-talks/35371/OversightLeaders join deficit-reduction talks, aides sayhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/11/leaders-join-deficit-reduction-talks-aides-say/35337/Boehner, Reid, McConnell and their staffs are working with super committee members to hammer out a deal.Dan Friedman and Katy O'DonnellFri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/11/leaders-join-deficit-reduction-talks-aides-say/35337/NewsSuper committee hears from previous deficit panel chairshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/super-committee-hears-from-previous-deficit-panel-chairs/35304/Expectation that the committee will 'go big' is dwindling as the group plays out what feels like a sequel to this summer's debt-ceiling fight.Dan Friedman and Katy O'DonnellTue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/11/super-committee-hears-from-previous-deficit-panel-chairs/35304/OversightSenate confirms Bryson as new Commerce secretaryhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/10/senate-confirms-bryson-as-new-commerce-secretary/35213/Founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council replaces Gary Locke, who became ambassador to China in July.Dan FriedmanFri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/10/senate-confirms-bryson-as-new-commerce-secretary/35213/OversightOccupy Wall Street demonstration at Senate offices ends in arrestshttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-demonstration-at-senate-offices-ends-in-arrests/35132/Hundreds of protesters descended on Washington last week, assembling near the White House and K Street but avoiding Capitol Hill until Tuesday.Dan FriedmanTue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-demonstration-at-senate-offices-ends-in-arrests/35132/News