Keith Hall, a former President George W. Bush appointee, gets the CBO job.
McCain presses to hear about Obama's strategy for dealing with group.
Obama's request includes a bigger "black budget" for intelligence agencies.
Obama wants to have digital strike teams at 25 top agencies.
Obama will propose a "significant investment" in his budget plan, an official said.
The president said the spending cuts "threaten our economy and our military."
Advocates say compensation for troops is being targeted unfairly.
The past month has provided a glimpse into how Obama plans to maintain his relevance.
Here's a look at some of the key riders in the bill.
The Senate's agenda remains packed as lawmakers look to leave town.
The House approved the spending measure after a lengthy delay.
Democrats demand that language changing the Wall Street reform bill be stripped from package.
McCain said he'd "not vote for a budget" containing sequestration.
Big banks may be the biggest losers in Obama's budget.
The president wants $50 million to restore sites associated with the movement.
The plan is intended to balance higher investment in programs and fiscal discipline.
Here's what to look for when the president reveals his spending blueprint.
Sources say Republicans already have a shortlist of candidates.
Bob Hale believes the Pentagon will ask for more money than allowed under budget caps.
Reid says work can be completed Monday if senators cooperate.
The agreement avoids a vote that had been scheduled to 1 a.m. Sunday.
Senate leader Harry Reid asked all 99 colleagues to pass the spending package by Saturday.
It's a rare break between Pelosi and the Obama White House.
The White House is backing the $1.1 trillion package.