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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40am

DNC Hires Local Reverend To Lead Outreach Efforts For 2012

Looking to make inroads with religious communities in the 2012 election, the Democratic National Committee tapped Rev. Derrick Harkins, the senior pastor at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, to head up an effort to attract people of faith to President Obama's reelection campaign.

"People of faith have a home in the Democratic Party, and I have every expectation that people of faith will be a key part of a successful election for Democrats in 2012," Harkins said in a statement.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40am

Clinton Puts Pressure on Pakistan Over Ties to Haqqani Network

A high-level American delegation traveled to Pakistan on Thursday to deliver the message that there would be consequences for supporting terrorist groups, The New York Times reported.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40am

The Return of Aqua Buddha in Kentucky

One of 2010's most controversial attack ads is back in 2011. And it's being used against the candidate who launched it last year.

One of 2010's most controversial attack ads is back in 2011. And it's being used against the candidate who launched it last year.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40am

Today's e-Reads: Verizon Steals Smartphone Users, Yahoo Takeover Requires Teamwork

The New York Times describes "sluggish" trends in the wireless industry, focusing on AT&T to describe what might be a saturated market for smartphones. 

But the third quarter wasn't very sluggish for Verizon, whose profits doubled, in part thanks to smartphone subscribers stolen from other carriers, Bloomberg says.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:40am

Revolving Door: Hoppe to head Kyl's Whip Operation

After eight years at the lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie, Dave Hoppe is headed back to the Hill to become Sen. Jon Kyl's chief of staff in the Republican whip's office. Hoppe, a former chief for then-Sen. Trent Lott, spent 27 years on the Hill before jumping to K Street. 

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:40am

Steve Jobs to Obama: You're Headed for a One-Term Presidency

The success of Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, is often credited to his ability to predict trends. But President Obama may hope that Jobs’s crystal ball was a bit murky when he made a prediction, recently made public in exerpts of his biography, about Obama's presidency

 Obama and Jobs met in the fall of 2010 at the San Francisco airport. Reportedly, Jobs told the president, “You’re headed for a one-term presidency.”

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:40am

The Tea Party's Surprise

From our piece in this week's National Journal magazine:

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:40am

McCain Offers Some Praise, More Criticism for Obama After Qaddafi's Death

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday gave President Obama credit for the death of ousted Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, but he offered more criticism of the administration than praise.

Appearing on CNN's American Morning, McCain said the Obama administration deserves “great credit” for ridding the world of men like Qaddafi and Osama bin Laden. Yet he also said the United States's military involvement in Libya should have been more muscular.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:40am

Sessions, Snowe Push Measure to Rein in 'Budget Gimmicks'

The government has been hiding behind "budget gimmicks" for far too long, say Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, ranking Republican on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:40am