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House offers short-term debt extension without reopening government

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks, but the partial government shutdown would continue.

Tags: John Boehner , government shutdown , debt ceiling , budget , Congress

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:32pm EDT

In budget faceoff, Obama warns of 'economic chaos'

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay of his health care law as the price for supporting continued spending for federal operations.

House Republican leaders were to meet Tuesday in hopes of finding a formula that would avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.

Tags: budget , Congress

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:52am EDT

Obama nominates McKinsey consultant as deputy director for management

If confirmed by the Senate, Beth Cobert would become the DDM and lead the second term management agenda. Obama nominated deputy secretaries at VA and Education, and senior officials at the Navy and State.

Tags: people , management , OMB , Beth Cobert , Sylvia Burwell , Steve VanRoekel , Sloan Gibson , VA , Jim Shelton , Education Department , Jo Ann Rooney , DoD , Navy , State Department , Heather Higginbottom , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block

President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.

Tags: budget , pay freeze , Congress , continuing resolution , workforce , pay , Michael OConnell , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Pentagon orders new measures to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing "best practices" inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , court martial , workforce , Jessica Wright , Curtis Scaparrotti , Chuck Hagel , Jackie Speier , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Obama orders creation of intelligence review group

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies

Tags: James Clapper , Intelligence community , NSA , oversight

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:48am EDT
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