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Obama telephones thanks to service members abroad

President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. service members stationed abroad to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and praise their military service.

Tags: veterans , Thanksgiving

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:09pm EST

Obama requests funds to expand cyber training

President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congress , FBI , workforce , In Depth , Nextgov

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:37pm EST

Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , DoD , Leon Panetta , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Obama will veto any efforts to undo automatic cuts

President Obama said he would veto any efforts to undermine the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect because the debt reduction supercommittee failed to come up with a deal today.

Tags: supercommittee , debt , Congress

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:01pm EST

Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets, repeals contractor tax withholding

President Barack Obama will sign into law Monday legislation giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans.

Tags: veterans , VA , Congress , Associated Press

Monday - 11/21/2011, 01:16pm EST

Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

Tags: workforce , hiring , veterans ,

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , Congress , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

New FDA effort to reduce drug shortages a small step

President Barack Obama ordered the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to take new steps to send out early warnings about looming shortages and try to avert them.

Tags: FDA , healthcare

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:49pm EDT

McDonnell appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barack Obama on Friday to reconsider the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency , Mark Warner , Jim Webb , tornadoes

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Senate confirms Higginbottom as OMB deputy director

The final vote was 64-36 for the former Obama policy director.

Tags: Heather Higginbottom , OMB , budget , people , management , Jacob Lew , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT
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