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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

Lawmakers Seek to Block Law Enforcement from Warrantless GPS Tracking

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Wednesday finalized a bill that prohibits law enforcement officials from tracking the location of wireless devices without a warrant or parental consent, or unless an emergency is under way.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:40pm

Ted Cruz's Growing National Profile

In today's Washington Post, conservative columnist George Will sings praises of Republican Ted Cruz, a Texas Senate candidate, providing him with a national establishment conservative voice of support to go along with the praise he has won from various national conservative groups.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:40pm

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 - 12:40pm

Who Might Replace Weiner?

A resignation by Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. will trigger a fall special election, and candidates already are lining up.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: Seven Steps to Weiner’s Departure

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., will resign on Thursday in the midst of his ongoing “sexting” scandal. Here are seven key events that led to Weiner’s departure.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:40pm

Report Details State-by-State Benefits of Smoke-Free Laws

A million people would quit smoking, nearly 400,000 teenagers would never start, and more than 700,000 lives would be saved if the 27 U.S. states that don’t have good antismoking laws would adopt them, the American Cancer Society projected on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:40am

Radical Indonesian Cleric Gets 15 Years for Terrorism Charges

One of Indonesia’s most notorious Muslim clerics was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for providing crucial support to a militant training camp uncovered last year.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:40am

First-Ever White House Information Chief to Leave for Harvard

First reported by Politico, the White House's first-ever White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will be leaving his post in August. In the administration, Kundra was responsible for "overseeing $80 billion in federal information technology projects" and making sure they were efficient.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:40am

Rep. Anthony Weiner Plans to Resign

Rep. Anthony Weiner, has told Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that he will resign his House seat. Weiner informed Pelosi of his decision Wednesday night, according to a senior Democratic aide. Read the full story from National Journal's Major Garrett and Billy House here.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:40am