President Barack Obama answers a reporter's question about the European debt deal as he meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, not shown, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
January 13, 2012 7:20:24 AM PST
By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON - January 13, 2012 --
A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more power to streamline the government by merging agencies.