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Top Google Lobbyist Leaving the Search Giant

Alan Davidson, the granddaddy of Google lobbyists, announced today that he is leaving the company later this month to take a sabbatical, according to an email obtained by the Alley. In a sign of just how big the news is, a tech lobbyist emailed the Alley with a one-word reaction, "wow."

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:40pm

Previewing Oregon's 1st District Special Primary Election

Voters will head to polls in Oregon's 1st District on Tuesday for the first step in picking a successor to disgraced former Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., who resigned in August after reports he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of campaign donor.

Both party contests are expected to be runaway affairs, with Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and 2010 GOP nominee Rob Cornilles expected to cruise to a general election matchup on January 31, 2012.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Poll: Republicans Less Likely to Believe Cain Allegations

A plurality of Americans think that the sexual harassment allegations against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain are true, but Republicans are less likely to believe the accusations, according to a new Pew Research Center poll conducted before a fourth woman came forward on Monday to allege that Cain groped her in 1997.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Separation of Powers, Question of Jerusalem

Born nine years ago in West Jerusalem, Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky found himself on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, which could ultimately decide whether he can list Israel as his place of birth on his American passport -- something no American born in the holy city has been able to do.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

What Experts Want to Ask the Candidates for the Nov. 12 NJ/CBS Debate

National Journal and CBS News will host a Republican debate focusing on foreign policy and national security on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. We asked our National Security Insiders, a pool of defense and foreign policy experts, to give us some suggestions on what questions to ask the Republican contenders. Separately, our experts are blogging about how they would rate the candidates' performances on these issues during their respective campaigns so far.


Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

This Time, Cain's Accuser Has a Name and a Face

Nothing about the Herman Cain campaign has unfolded as expected, so it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next.

(RELATED: Fourth Woman Accuses Cain of Misconduct)

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Unresolved Questions Dog International Cybersecurity Policies

Cyberspace presents international security threats, many that can only be adequately met through international cooperation. But experts say countries around the world are just beginning to work out the complicated questions surrounding international responses to cybersecurity.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Previewing the Kentucky Governor's Race

To get a good sense of where the Kentucky governor's race stands headed into Tuesday's election, take a look at state Senate President David Williams's stretch run media campaign, in which the Republican nominee's final two television spots featured Williams's wife and his running-mate, respectively, while a web ad went after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's running-mate.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

Our Mirror Image Parties

Call it the homogeneity gap.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

In Iowa, Romney Begins One-Year Countdown to Election Day

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Mitt Romney, continuing his practice of focusing on President Obama instead of his Republican opponents, on Monday alluded to the one year remaining before Election Day 2012 in seeking to contrast himself with the president.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:40pm