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The Senate has begun consideration of proposals to give the President a line-item veto over individual provisions in federal spending bills. The measures are designed to overcome shortcomings in a 1996 line-item veto bill which was declared unconstitutional.
Tags: management , budget , line-item veto , Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 , Senate , Judiciary Committee , Constitution Subcommittee , Russ Finegold , Paul Ryan , Jeffrey Liebman , OMB , White House , Max Cacas
When it comes to securing the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure, how do federal officials think of the future? One of the top cybersecurity officials at the Department of Homeland Security weighed in on the topic at the ISC2 SecureAmericas conference yesterday.
The White House says President Obama would use a new power to try to weed out earmarks such as water and sewer grants and road projects not requested by the administration.
WFED's Max Cacas reports.
Gay rights activists and Obama Administration officials have begun discussing a plan to speed up the repeal of Don't ask, Don't Tell, while giving the Pentagon years to implement new policies. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is unknown.
If President Obama has his way, Congress will give him and his successors the authority to offer his own package of specific cuts to spending bills.
U.S. law enforcement officials would not comment on the investigation or intelligence suggesting that as many as a half dozen plots may have been in the works.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was confident that U.S. troops could start to return home as planned from Afghanistan in July 2011 but he predicted a tough fight in the coming months. "There is going to be some tough fighting," Obama said at a joint news conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai,
The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."
The Delta Sigma Theta sorority held a ceremony in her honor Wednesday at Howard University. Height served as the president of Delta Sigma Theta from 1947 to 1957.