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Schmidt: 'Revenue Solves All Problems' in Business and Government

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's grand theory of government is the same as his grand theory of corporations: "Revenue solves all problems."

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's grand theory of government is the same as his grand theory of corporations: "Revenue solves all problems."

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:40pm

Poll: One-Third of Veterans Say Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Weren't Worth Fighting

One-third of post-9/11 veterans do not believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting, according to a Pew Research Center poll.

An almost equal number — 34 percent — said both wars have been worth it. When asked about the wars separately, half of post-9/11 veterans said the Afghanistan war was worth it and 44 percent said the same for the Iraq war.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:40pm

Daley: Divisions in Washington Reflective of Divided Country

Pressed to assess the current state of White House relations with Capitol Hill, Chief of Staff William Daley answered: "It's going great."

Responding to CBS White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell's question at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday, Daley provoked great laughter with that answer. “Can’t you tell?" he asked. "Things are just really great. The debt ceiling was no problem. The business community loves us and they love the rhetoric. No problem.”

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:40pm

House Republicans Propose Cybersecurity Incentives Over Regulation

A House GOP task force called for industry-friendly cybersecurity incentives in a new report released on Wednesday, but stopped short of recommending significant new regulations or federal reorganization.

“Change occurs so fast in this area that attempts to directly regulate a specific cybersecurity solution will be outdated by the time it is written,” the House Republican Cybersecurity Task Force concluded in its report to House leaders.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:40pm

Cain Seeks to `Continue the Momentum’

THE VILLAGES, Fla.—Freshly ensconced at the top of Republican presidential polls, businessman Herman Cain on Wednesday said his challenge now will be not to have his success derailed by the added scrutiny that comes with being a top-tier contender.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:40pm

Rubio: I'm Not a Vice Presidential Candidate

Despite being the odds-on favorite for the No. 2 spot on the GOP's 2012 ticket, Sen. Marco Rubio said he's not interested: "I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee," the Florida Republican said at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday.

Despite being the odds-on favorite for the No. 2 spot on the GOP's 2012 ticket, Sen. Marco Rubio said he's not interested: "I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee," the Florida Republican said at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:40pm

Rubio: I'm Not a Vice Presidential Candidate

Despite being the odds-on favorite for the No. 2 spot on the GOP's 2012 ticket, Sen. Marco Rubio said he's not interested: "I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee," the Florida Republican said at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday.

Rubio said he believes in the importance of the Senate and its work and wants to make a difference there. "I don't crave it," he said of the vice presidency. "I wanted to be a United States senator. I didn't run for Senate as a launching pad."

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:40pm

Report: Microsoft Considering Bid for Yahoo

Microsoft is making a renewed attempt to acquire Yahoo, Reuters reported.

Microsoft previously attempted to purchase the Internet giant in 2008. News of Microsoft's second attempt comes as Yahoo struggles. Last month, the company's board fired President and CEO Carol Bartz.

A number of companies are looking at possibly purchasing Yahoo, which is valued about $18 billion, Reuters reported.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:40pm

Panetta Warns Against 'Hollowing Out' of NATO Partnership

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday called on European members of NATO to pay their fair share, The New York Times reported.

Panetta offered both praise and criticism, backing away from predecessor Robert Gates’s fiery words to NATO members in June when he threatened a “dim if not dismal future” for the alliance unless European nations invest in defense.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:40pm

Lawmakers Debate Whether Teens Need More Privacy Protections

While most lawmakers agree that businesses should be required to follow special rules when dealing with children’s personal information online, a House Energy and Commerce panel was more divided during a Wednesday hearing over whether Congress needs to craft special protections for teens.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:40pm