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  • President Barack Obama hugs outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden and his nominee to be her replacement, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden f the White House in Washington. The moves come just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the so-called Obamacare law.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    HHS nominee Burwell faces tight scrutiny

    Lawmakers dug in Sunday for a proxy war over the new health care law, now that President Obama has selected a well-known manager to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and lead his signature program into a new era.

  • New Clinton docs include series on Halter

    The latest release of documents from the Bill Clinton administration include about 90 pages involving former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

  • Gene Mcilhone [cq], of Valley Forge, Penn. wears a sign that reads, "I.R.S. Stole Election" at a tea party rally against the Internal Revenue Service entitled, "Audit the IRS" on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Watchdog to IRS: Quit killing conservatives with paperwork

    The nonpartisan Judicial Watch has petitioned the Office of Management and Budget to rein in an IRS proposal that will place "substantial" record-keeping burdens on 100,000 nonprofits, lawyers for the conservative watchdog group said.

  • YOUNG: How extreme overspending became the new norm

    Obama-era deficits have been softened only by higher taxes

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    CREWS AND YOUNG: The real cost of federal regulations

    The selective accounting of federal rules inflates the benefits

  • Liberals looking past Burwell’s Wal-Mart link

    President Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office of Management and Budget, a job which places her at the epicenter of the budget wars between the White House and Congress.

  • President Obama announces in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 4, 2013, that he will nominate (from left) Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy, Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Wal-mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama taps budget chief, two for climate-change roles

    President Obama on Monday announced nominees for three administration posts likely to be in the thick of the environmental and budget wars of his second term.

  • Illustration Budget Blueprint by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MEANS: Budgeting solution: Close down the OMB

    The nomination of former Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew as the next secretary of the Treasury and the discussion on raising the national debt ceiling should send a clear message to Congress.

  • Illustration: U.S. regulations by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    RAHN: The coming regulatory tsunami

    Knowledgeable officials are expecting a regulatory tsunami after the election. By law, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is required to publish a report each April and October about new regulations that government agencies are considering. OMB failed to publish the April report. The question is why -- what is it hiding?

  • **FILE** Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Lockheed says it won’t issue layoff notices

    Lockheed Martin on Monday backed down from its summertime threat to issue layoff warnings to employees just before the November election, saying the Obama administration has given assurances that it won't immediately kill any major defense contracts when automatic spending cuts go into effect in January.

  • **FILE** President Obama, accompanied by Solyndra CEO Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel during a May 26, 2010, tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. (Associated Press)

    White House advised early Solyndra's light was going dim

    A top White House adviser received clear notice that solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. faced a "severe liquidity crisis" even before a controversial restructuring allowing investors to recoup money from the now-bankrupt company before taxpayers, documents released Thursday show.

  • **FILE** President Obama speaks July 10, 2012, during a campaign event at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press)

    White House misses another budget deadline

    Another annual budget deadline has come and gone without a report from the Obama administration.

  • White House threatens veto of GOP Violence Against Women Act

    The White House threatened to veto the House version of the Violence Against Women Act on Tuesday, arguing that it weakens protections for Native American women and members of the gay and lesbian community, as well as immigrants.

  • **FILE** Jeff Zients, deputy director for the Office of Management and Budget, briefs reporters March 2, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obama names Zients as interim OMB chief

    In a bit of reshuffling between the White House and its Office of Management and Budget, President Obama on Tuesday tapped Jeffrey Zients as the OMB's acting director.

  • White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley (AP Photo)

    Daley stepping down as White House chief of staff

    White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will step down from his position at the end of this month, with Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, taking his place to lead the president's team heading into a difficult re-election year.

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