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Travel Industry Continues Visa Push

The U.S. Travel Association brought out its big guns today as a coalition representing the tourism industry pushes ahead with its effort to reform the tourist visa system.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

#TwitterTrouble

Here's another reminder that you don't even have to tweet anything controversial to get into trouble on Twitter; a lesson Rep. Jay Inslee's, D-Wash., gubernatorial campaign learned the hard way. The AP:

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

Newt Gingrich Riffs on Rick Perry 'Oops' At Detroit Town Hall -- VIDEO

Newt Gingrich drew laughter from attendants at a Detroit, Mich., town hall on Thursday when he made fun of Rick Perry's Wednesday debate flub. Watch:

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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

NASA Readies Its New Mars Rover

NASA says it’s ready to launch a supersized Mars rover later this month to search for evidence of life on the red planet.

Curiosity, a car-sized robotic rover, is sitting on top of an Atlas V rocket awaiting its scheduled Nov. 25 liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, near the Kennedy Space Center where shuttle missions used to take off from.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

Panetta Hints at Stronger Punishments in Dover Scandal

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, trying to defuse the mounting public fury over the mishandling of American war dead at the Dover air base, said he had asked the Air Force to review whether three officials implicated in the scandal should be fired rather than simply reprimanded. 

Panetta’s comments came as the Pentagon faced growing congressional criticism for failing to act more quickly after whistleblowers at the base complained that body parts were being misplaced and lost, a striking lapse in the base’s established protocols for handling military remains.  

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

Cain Claims His ‘Hell’ Week Has Resulted in Fundraising Bonanza

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Herman Cain told supporters that he has “been through hell” after nearly two weeks of headlines about sexual harassment allegations, but the Republican presidential candidate insisted his supporters are encouraging him in ways that count – all the way to the bank.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Herman Cain told supporters that he has “been through hell” after nearly two weeks of headlines about sexual harassment allegations, but the Republican presidential candidate insisted his supporters are encouraging him in ways that count – all the way to the bank.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

About Those Crossroads Ads

American Crossroads is running advertisements hitting five Democratic Senate contenders, as Sean Sullivan wrote this morning. Here's what they're spending in two of those states, Virginia and Massachusetts, according to several Democratic sources tracking the buys:

Massachusetts
Boston: $165,200, 207 points
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:40pm

QUICK TAKE: Facebook, FTC Close to Settlement, WSJ Reports

Facebook is finalizing a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it engaged in deceptive behavior when changing its privacy settings, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The settlement would require Facebook to get "express affirmative consent" if it makes "material retroactive changes," the newspaper quotes people familiar with the situation as saying.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:40pm

Presidential Candidate Debate Timeline

For lovers of presidential debates, this election season won't disappoint. With several GOP candidate debates already held, several more planned, and four more scheduled for the general election, candidates will have plenty of opportunities to get their messages across to a national audience.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:40pm

Perry Continues His TV Damage-Control Tour

Texas Gov. Rick Perry his TV damage-control tour on Thursday, his smile never wavering as he tried to laugh off his latest debate gaffe in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

“That’s pretty brutal, isn’t it,” Perry said after Kelly aired a clip of his "oops" moment: In the middle of outlining his economic platform, Perry blanked on the name of the third federal agency that he intends to eliminate.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:40pm