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  • **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.


  • Illustration: Shadow over solar industry by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Shining spotlight on solar panel bankruptcy

    The White House's half-billion-dollar loan to a now-bankrupt solar-energy firm is just the first act in an emerging scandal of insider political influence over a deeply flawed clean energy program.


  • Illustration: NASA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ZUBRIN: Obama readies to blast NASA

    Word has leaked out that in its new budget, the Obama administration intends to terminate NASA's planetary exploration program. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity, being readied on the pad, will be launched, as will the nearly completed small MAVEN orbiter scheduled for 2013, but that will be it. No further missions to anywhere are planned.


  • LENDER: Jonathan Silver, head of the Energy Department program that approved the $535 million deal for Solyndra in 2009, faced some of the toughest questioning Wednesday by a House investigations subcommittee. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Administration grilled on Solyndra loan

    Obama administration officials refused to say Wednesday whether anybody would be fired over the decision to award solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC a half-billion dollars in loans before it went bankrupt and saw its headquarters raided by the FBI.


  • Inside Politics

    The jump in approval ratings that President Obama got in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden is gone, according to the Gallup Daily tracking poll.


  • Illustration: Empty piggy bank by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    STANEK: Feds want us to live like children

    We spend the first part of our lives trying to grow up, and, apparently, millions of us spend the rest of our lives hoping to live like children. How else to explain the desire to "save" Social Security and Medicare?


  • Montgomery County green lights 5-cent bag tax

    Customers of Montgomery County retail stores will soon face a quandary familiar to D.C. shoppers: whether to tote reusable bags to carry purchases or to fork over a nickel per disposable bag.


  • President Obama gestures while speaking Tuesday about the possible government shutdown at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Union blasts secretive Obama administration over looming shutdown

    Weeks after President Obama took office, John Gage, the head of the largest union for federal workers in the country, gave a speech hailing the new administration as a champion for "transparency, accountability and good government."


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