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Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday.
Seat belts on commercial buses still stymied 45 years after recommendations

Seat belts on commercial buses remain stymied 45 years after the first safety recommendations were put forward.
Clarified water: Unlikely allies collaborate to make law clearer

If two of the most hated agencies in the federal system are able to articulate a regulatory policy that protects the environment and does not damage our fragile economy, they will indeed be charting new waters.
Waste not, want not: There always is room for budget cuts

It's one of the toughest things to do, kind of like cleaning the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your house.
Congress approves funding to avoid SRS furloughs

A $79 million funding request approved by Congress needs a final OK from the White House's Office of Management and Budget to prevent Savannah River Site furloughs.
City's rankings might matter little to companies

Since 2008, Augusta has appeared in 20 national rankings, receiving high marks for being the "most resilient metro economy." But what do these ratings mean to recruiters?
Bert Lance, Ga. banker and Carter ally, dies at 82

CALHOUN, Ga. - Bert Lance , a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter, died Thursday night. He was 82.
Corps of Engineers' report wakeup call; nation needs to develop vision for ports, Sen. Lindsey Graham says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says the nation is beginning to move toward a national vision for its ports.
Rants & Raves

...OBAMA has never prepared a budget and has no intention of ever presenting one to Congress, why do we need the Office of Management and Budget? What do those people do all day? Shouldn't that entire agency be abolished? DID THE REV. LUIS Leon...
Reduced schedules planned for 2,000 SRS workers

About 2,000 Savannah River Nuclear Solutions workers will be placed on reduced schedules April 1 over sequestration concerns, and others will be given "full furloughs."