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Economic indicators are heading to a place where President Obama could win reelection.

GAO report: Eliminating program duplication could save 'billions'

Senator says inventory makes lawmakers and executive branch officials look like "fools" for failing to track and eliminate areas of overlap.

House GOP content to keep punting on spending

If a deal can't be reached, then Republican members would be OK with a series of two-week extensions for the rest of fiscal 2011, majority leader says.

First post-spill deep-water drilling permit approved

Interior official dismisses the notion that the move was politically motivated in light of two hearings this week on the department's budget.

Sen. Claire McCaskill says the contract is not "in the best interests of taxpayers."

Subcommittee finds GSA public relations contract wasteful

Agency spent $234,000 for three-months’ communications help handling alleged contamination at facility.

Reid says Senate will pass two-week spending extension this week

House Democrats appear to be on board with the $4 billion in proposed cuts in the GOP’s stopgap continuing resolution.

Pentagon chief defends tanker decision

Gates says any protest of the lucrative contract award is unlikely to be successful.

Bills target tax-delinquent feds, contractors

Measures would exempt companies and individuals working with the IRS on payment plans.

Congress has time to work out spending deal

Shutdown appears less likely as Congress works on short-term plan.

EADS weighing tanker protest

Company is weighing information after losing bid contest.