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Hurricane Task Force's Advice? Expect More Flooding

Which means focusing on preventative measures now

(Newser) - It's not exactly the words of encouragement ocean-side homeowners might have hoped for. The presidential task force charged with coming up with a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy today revealed 69 policy initiatives, the theme of which can be summed up thusly: Plan for things to... More »

Obama Administration Loses Yet Another Woman

Karen Mills led Small Business Administration since 2009

(Newser) - The Obama administration is losing yet another Cabinet-level woman. Karen Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration, announced today that she'll be leaving the post she has held since 2009, reports Politico . The president issued a statement thanking Mills for cutting through red tape and making life easier... More »

Obama Wants Power to Merge 6 Trade Agencies

Move aims to cut down on government bureaucracy

(Newser) - President Obama will today announce a plan to mash together six federal agencies—including the Commerce Department—in an effort to simplify the government's sprawling regulatory bureaucracy. Obama can't actually make the move without Congressional approval, however, so he intends to ask Congress for a special reorganizational power—... More »

Bush Tabs 'Problem Solver' to Head HUD

New secretary must face the housing market's troubles

(Newser) - With the housing market in turmoil, President Bush is turning to an investment banker-turned-bureaucrat to head HUD, the Washington Post reports. Steven Preston, 47, has run the Small Business Administration since 2006 after a stint at Lehman Brothers; he succeeds Alphonso Jackson, who announced his resignation 2 weeks ago amid... More »

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