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Cain’s New Hampshire Visit Highlights Contrast with Romney

NASHUA, N.H. -- Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both used unusually harsh language to denounce the Occupy Wall Street movement as the left-wing insurgency celebrated its second-month anniversary with a series of protests in cities across the country. It was one of the few similarities between the candidates on a day that a Cain visit to this Romney-friendly territory highlighted the contrasts in their styles.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:40pm

Perry on Super Committee: Just Say No

JACKSON, MISS. – As president, Rick Perry would not uphold spending cuts required if the congressional super committee fails to meet next week’s deadline for a plan to reduce federal spending by $1.2 trillion, the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Cain Gets Secret Service Protection

Herman Cain on Thursday became the first of this year's Republican presidential candidates to receive Secret Service protection.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Santorum Embraces the Godfather

So guess where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is holding a town hall meeting on Friday?

The party room of Godfather's Pizza in Knoxville, Iowa.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Lawsuit Gives Domain Managers a XXX Headache

The group that manages the Internet’s address system has a new headache over its efforts to expand the number of new top-level domain names—this one over the .xxx domain.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the controversial higher-level domain in March for adult-oriented websites, designating ICM Registry to run it.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:40pm

Leahy Wants Cybercrime Measure Included in Controversial Defense Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is looking for any way possible to gain approval for increased cybercrime penalties, including hitching the measure to a contentious defense authorization bill that could be dead in the water.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

Lawsuit Gives Domain Managers a XXX Headache

The group that manages the Internet’s address system has a new headache over its efforts to expand the number of new top-level domain names—this one over the .xxx domain.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the controversial higher-level domain in March for adult-oriented websites, designating ICM Registry to run it.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

DHS Pushes D Block Legislation At House Hearing

The Department of Homeland Security had a message for House lawmakers on Thursday: Give airwaves to public safety.

A DHS official testifying at a House hearing lobbied for the administration's stance on a public safety network for emergency responders, which has yet to win congressional approval.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

Pizza Wins Food Fight in Congress

With a pair of votes on Thursday, Congress officially preserved pizza’s status as a vegetable -- at least for another year.

The change to nutrition standards for school lunches was a triumph for the frozen-food industry, which had been fighting restrictions on the definition of tomato paste, which they say is every bit as healthful as the larger quantity of tomatoes that produced it. And a loss, nutrition advocates say, for the scientific process that has historically guided decisions about food nutrition in the federal school-lunch program.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

Another President, Another Assassination Attempt

Thank goodness the name of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is not going to go down in American history alongside Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth.

If anything, he seems a little more like the shoe bomber having tried to harm the president by firing at the White House while the president was 3000 miles away. Still, a bullet was stopped only by protective glass and that's frightening.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:40pm