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The Promise of "Unprecedented Transparency": The 90 Day Litmus Test

Now would be a good time for a review of the stimulus.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , stimulus , HALP , Clunkers , passback , OMB , transparency

Monday - 08/17/2009, 02:00pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , Defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Czars, Czarinas and Czardines—oh my!

Czars were once, perhaps, a great idea. Past czars had enormous clout. Unfortunately those days are long gone.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , Senate Judiciary Committee , Gil Kerlikoske , Ken Feinberg , Carol Browner , Van Jones , Kevin Jennings , Mark Lloyd

Monday - 10/05/2009, 10:16am EDT

Czar Wars: Sen. Susan Collins voices accountability concerns

Senator tells FederalNewsRadio the creation of White House "czars" is creating problems "in terms of oversight, accountability, transparency and vetting."

Tags: mngt , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 02:31pm EDT