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Top Dems Believe Warren Warming To Senate Recruitment

Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Chairman Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., and other top Senate Democrats believe Elizabeth Warren, who is overseeing establishment the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is warming to their entreaties to seek the Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., next year.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:40pm

Biden Rallies Support for Public Safety Network Bill

At a summit hosted at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden urged prompt action on building a national broadband network to improve communications among public safety agencies.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:40pm

Carney Says Obama Was Not Distracted by Weinergate

Jay Carney on Thursday told reporters at the White House briefing that President Obama was not distracted from the administration's goal of creating jobs as public attention moved to the Weinergate scandal. When asked about Obama's interview with NBC in which the president said he would resign if he were Rep. Anthony Weiner, Carney said: "I think he made clear that he agreed with Congressman Weiner that the behavior he exhibited was inappropriate, that he had embarrassed himself and obviously his family."

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:40pm

Weiner Resigns From Congress

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has announced that he will resign from Congress after three weeks of a torrid social media sex scandal that silenced one of the loudest liberal voices in the Congress and short-circuited what was a promising political future. "Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress," Weiner said at a press conference in New York.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

Every day, we bring you the top photo of the day. Here is a collection of these photos.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

Where the Missions Are: U.N., NATO and Other Organizations' Personnel Around the World

Although it's not yet known how many American troops President Obama plans to start pulling from Afghanistan next month, it's probably safe to say that there will still be tens of thousands of troops and others from around the world in the country for some time to come. But Afghanistan isn't the only place where international organizations are active in training militaries and police forces, preventing armed conflicts, and providing advice on building lasting institutions.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

Boehner Slams White House Libya Report

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday blasted a White House report justifying military action in Libya without congressional approval, suggesting that he may cut off funding for the operation.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

Pew Report: Looking For Voters? Check Out Facebook and LinkedIn

Nearly half of all U.S. adults use some kind of social-networking site, from Facebook to LinkedIn, and these people are more likely to vote and be politically active, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

Why Anthony Weiner Shouldn't Have to Resign

Instead of stepping down, he should have stayed in office and fought to redeem his record.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

First-Ever Federal CIO to Leave Post in August

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, the first person to hold that post, will leave later this summer to take a fellowship at Harvard University, the White House said on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:40pm