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Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:40am

Hotline Quote of the Day

Too good not to share:

"He said, 'Ask not what your government can do, ask what you can do for your country.' I hope I got that right. I think I got that right"

-- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), on John F. Kennedy, Des Moines Register, 11/3
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Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:40am

In Mississippi, Bryant Hoping To Make Obama's Day

Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant wants to win the governor's race on Tuesday. That, and spoil the evening of another politician, whose likely level of interest in the race was overstated a tad by the Republican frontrunner on Thursday. The AP:

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:40am

Cain Campaign Considering Politico Lawsuit

Mark Block, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s chief of staff, said on Friday that the campaign is considering suing Politico, the news organization that broke the story about sexual harassment claims against the businessman when he ran the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999.

“It’s being discussed. End of story,” Block said on Fox News's America's Newsroom.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:40am

Today’s e-Reads: Google Mulls New Offerings; China Rejects U.S. Cyber Claims

Can Google do it all? The Wall Street Journal says it could add "video and phone service in a mirror of offerings from cable and telecom companies." 

China bristles at U.S. accusations of cyber espionage, Reuters reports. 

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:40am

Rohrer Hints He'll Enter Pa. Senate Race

Former Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer on Friday strongly indicated he would run for the Senate, a move that would add a conservative favorite to an already large field of Republican candidates seeking party's nomination.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:40am

Instrument Makers Look To Tweak Wood Import Laws

Members of the National Association of Music Manufacturers met with more than 40 lawmakers and staffers Thursday in an attempt to tweak a law that restricts what kind of plants and animals can be imported to the United States.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:40am

Ford Flying Out WWII Vets To Visit Memorial

Ford Motor Company is bringing together lawmakers and veterans at the World War II Memorial today. Ford is sponsoring a trip to Washington for 35 Detroit-area World War II veterans. The trip is organized by the Honor Flight Network, a group that works to bring veterans from around the country to Washington so they can see the memorials.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:40am

Bad Day for Obama? Sure, But Not So Much

Another ugly jobs report. More lousy poll numbers. This must be a depressing day for President Obama and his reelection team.

Well, not if they're taking the long view.

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Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:40am

House Mulls Bill to Permit Cellphone Robocalls

Robocalls could soon be headed to a cell phone near you. The House is considering legislation that would loosen some restrictions on using automated systems to reach consumers, students, and others who only use mobile devices.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:40am