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Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

Hopeless Obama

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Killing the air rule was bad politics. I guess his consultants hope that Obama can neutralize his opposition by moving in their direction. The only problem is that instead of looking moderate, the president looks unprincipled.

Sam Stein

White House Report: Unemployment Rate Above 6 Percent Until 2016 | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A series of sharp spending battles and a wave of new tax receipts have improved the nation's long-term fiscal outlook, a new report by t...

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

White House Gives CIOs New Roles, Without Authority To Cut IT Waste

Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Wyatt Kash

A recent White House memo giving chief information officers at federal agencies greater responsibilities to reduce wasteful technology spending presents the latest example of the how too often in government, responsibility and authority don't always go hand in hand.

Federal Agencies Warned To Prepare For More Cuts

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Federal agency and department leaders should plan for a 5 percent reduction in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2013, and prepare for more cuts -...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

Leon Panetta Approved By Senate As Next Pentagon Chief

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta to be the next Pentagon chief, handing him a crowded agenda of...

Dave Jamieson

Political Climate Helps Push Federal Workers To Unionize | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conventional wisdom says American unions are wheezing. But at the largest union representing federal workers, there has been nothing but...

White House Budget Staffers Seek To Join Labor Union

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staffers at the White House budget office filed a petition Monday to join a labor union, seeking to gain more input over their working c...

Maxwell Strachan

WATCH: Summers Dismisses Idea Of Regulating Financial Instruments (WATCH) | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Depending on who you ask, regulation is either a hindrance to the global economy or our only hope against global economic collapse. Safe to say Larry ...

Treasury claims profit over banks bailout - I beg to differ

Asher Edelman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Asher Edelman

I read with interest this morning that the administration has declared a profit on its "successful" bailout of the financial institutions. The idea th...

Corporate Tax Revenues Are At Historic Lows, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the federal deficit has ballooned, U.S. corporations are paying lower tax bills than ever before, according to one measure. That's the take...

How Much Is Your Life Worth?

The New York Times | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As the players here remake the nation’s vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of ...

Marcus Baram

Obama's Regulations Review Draws Mixed Responses | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated President Obama's government-wide review of federal regulations, announced in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal a...

Coal Lobbyist Grinches Stole 2010, Obama Transparency Initiative Falters

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Climate and energy legislation is dead, coal ash regulations are delayed indefinitely, mountaintop removal mining continues, and the myth of "clean coal" is alive and well thanks to continuing praise by Obama and Biden.

Obama As Executive-In-Chief

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive commentary for Politico. President Barack Obama has worn many hats these last two years -- including co...

Coal Lobbyists Wooed White House Staff to Influence Coal Ash Regulations Long Before Public Hearings

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Between October 2009 and April 2010, coal industry representatives held at least 33 meetings with White House staff on the coal ash issue, almost three times as many meetings as environmentalists and university scientists were granted on the subject.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Nominee Doesn't Believe Deregulation Led To Financial Crisis | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9 to 0 on Tuesday morning in favor of Lew's nomination and referred him ...

A Year of Regulatory Disasters

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rena Steinzor

The pattern is clear for anyone who is looking. The systemic regulatory failures of the past year are signs of government and specifically federal agencies not able to accomplish their missions of protecting the public.

Budget Chief Nominee Took $900K From Citigroup Post-Bailout

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama's choice to be the government's chief budget officer received a bonus of more than $900,000 from Citigroup Inc. last year -- after the...

Scrutinizing Inaction

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

With the announcement earlier this week that President Obama will nominate Jacob Lew to replace Peter Orszag at the Office of Management and Budget (O...

Obama Names Jacob Lew As New Budget Director

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget Tu...

Possible Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Prompts White House To Ask Congress For $10 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress to approve $10 million for potential litigation costs arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of ...

Scientific Innovation Should Be Highly Prized

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

The use of challenges and prizes is important for the sciences, because they can promote promising ideas, build networks, and encourage contestants to learn new skills.