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Obama recess appointments face legal challenge

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Right to Work Foundation say that President Obama cannot legally bypass the Senate to appoint three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Tags: NLRB , National Right to Work Foundation , Justice Department , Sharon Block , Richard Griffin , Terence Flynn , Richard Cordray , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:43pm EST

Obama elevates SBA to Cabinet announces business website

As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.

Tags: SBA , Karen Mills , government reorganization , Commerce ,

Friday - 01/13/2012, 03:37pm EST

Obama seeks power to merge agencies

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more power to streamline the government by merging agencies.

Tags: Commerce , management

Friday - 01/13/2012, 09:15am EST

Obama requests $1.2T hike in borrowing limit

Tags: Congress , debt limit , budget , deficit

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 04:09pm EST

Obama praises EPA staff for pursuit of 'vital mission'

President Barack Obama spoke to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging them to continue pursuing their "vital mission" of protecting the American people.

Tags: EPA , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:57am EST

NASA not waiting to adopt winning SAVE idea

The 2011 Save Award winner met with President Obama Monday to present his idea to create a lending library at NASA. Matthew Ritsko said his suggestion was built off of an effort by the space agency to become more efficient. He said two related efforts are underway to improve how NASA manages and shares tools and equipment.

Tags: management , Matthew Ritsko , NASA , SAVE award , budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:14am EST

From insulted to grateful, feds react to proposed 0.5 percent pay raise

Federal employees had mixed reactions to the administration's proposed 0.5 percent pay raise for feds starting in 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , White House , pay raise , pay freeze , poll , Jolie Lee

Monday - 01/09/2012, 01:41pm EST

New chief of staff a low-key, long-time insider

Tags: Jack Lew , OMB

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:30pm EST
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