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Cain Discloses Income

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has collected over $680,000 in corporate director fees and stock-option exercises since the beginning of 2010, according to a just-released financial disclosure form. The paperwork also indicates that the former Godfather's Pizza CEO used some of his personal wealth to float his campaign a loan worth upwards of $500,000.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

LightSquared Goes All In on K Street

After months spent trying to make a technological case for why its network will not interfere with GPS, LightSquared has gone political. 
My colleague Josh Smith reports on a company that has been a boon to K Street: 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

House Dems See Hints Of Solyndra In Failing Broadband Firm

House Democrats want Congress to expand an investigation of the solar firm Solyndra and other renewable-energy companies to include a bankrupt rural Internet provider that won the largest federal broadband loan in history during the Bush administration.

Three minority members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee suggested that the panel's Republicans are ignoring the risks surrounding Colorado company Open Range because the major loan it won was awarded when the GOP controlled the White House.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

Today's e-Reads Updated: NSA Providing Info To Wall Street Firms On Cyber Attacks

Reuters reports that the National Security Agency is providing intelligence to Wall Street banks about possible cyber attacks aimed at financial institutions.

Microsoft and Mozilla are teaming up to offer a Firefox/Bing combo.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

Weathering Political Criticism, LightSquared Takes on Detractors

Already mired in a complicated technological debate over how to prevent its network from interfering with GPS, the wireless start-up LightSquared has faced withering political criticism over the past few months. Now the company has a message for its detractors: Two can play that game.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

Eight Takeaways From Early-State Presidential Primary Polls

1. The TIME/CNN/ORC polls released Wednesday afternoon from the first four states on the 2012 Republican calendar paint a consistent picture of the Republican race. These polls show that the GOP race is being shaped by parallel but disparate movements: a more moderate and secular wing of the party is coalescing around Mitt Romney, while a more economically and culturally conservative wing continues to resist him, but remains more divided than the roughly other half of the party.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

Washington Establishment Turns Out to Support Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign

Washington's power players turned out in force for a breakfast fundraiser that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney headlined on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning.

The multitudes of lawmakers, who greeted each other warmly as they came and went from the event, held at the American Trucking Association, gave the impression of a Republican Washington establishment beginning to rally around a favored candidate. The guest list included a large number of sharply dressed lobbyists and other large donors, who seemed to be on friendly terms with the lawmakers in attendance. 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

Khazei Ending Massachusetts Senate Bid

City Year co-founder Alan Khazei will announce on Thursday that he is ending his Senate bid, an adviser confirms.

Khazei adviser Scott Ferson said that the Democrat will announce at noon on Thursday that he is ending his bid. The news was first reported by the Boston Globe.

When asked if Khazei would be endorsing Warren on Thursday, Ferson said he did not believe he would.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

After Her N.H. Staff Quits, Bachmann Files for Primary by Mail

Less than a week after her five-person campaign staff in New Hampshire quit en masse, Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed her paperwork to compete in the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary by mail. 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:40pm

Oxfam Pulls SupComm Stunt

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... Oxfam America?

Representatives of the humanitarian organization were outside the Capitol today, wearing capes and masks of Super Committee members. (Here's a picture.)

Their message: Super Committee lawmakers will be superheroes if they preserve foreign aid as they try to cut over $1 trillion from the federal budget.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:40pm