National Journal Online

Perry Critics Defend Him in Racist Camp Name Furor

At a critical juncture in his race for the GOP presidential nomination, Gov. Rick Perry has been forced to do something no candidate wants: confront incendiary allegations involving race and prejudice.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Obama Received an Early iPad From Steve Jobs

President Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Monday that Apple founder Steve Jobs gifted him an iPad which he uses to read newspapers that he used to read in print.

President Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Monday that Apple founder Steve Jobs gifted him an iPad which he uses to read newspapers that he used to read in print.

Obama said he also looks at blogs on the tablet, but that he doesn't comment on what he reads. He said that if he did once he would be worried he wouldn't be able to stop, and that he has other work to do.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Obama Says He's the Underdog Heading Into 2012

When asked by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Monday if he was the underdog heading into the 2012 election, President Obama was quick to say, “Absolutely.”

When asked by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Monday if he was the underdog heading into the 2012 election, President Obama was quick to say, “Absolutely.”

Obama said the 2012 election will be “a contest of values and vision”, and took the opportunity to criticize the GOP-controlled House for stifling plans he says would help the economy and promote jobs.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in California Medicaid Suit

The Supreme Court dove right in to health care reform on Monday by taking on a case that will affect states struggling to balance their budgets and some of the neediest patients in the country, the Associated Press reports.

The first session of the court’s new term began with arguments over whether patients and health care providers taking part in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance plan for the poor, can sue to stop a state from cutting its share.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

LightSquared Signs Sharp To Make Compatible Gadgets

LightSquared, the company struggling to build a wholesale broadband network using both satellite and land-based technology, said Monday it had chosen Sharp to make compatible smart phones, tablets and other gadgets to use its network.

"Sharp has a rich history of producing unique products that push the extremes of design and functionality, and we're proud that they will be developing innovative devices for LightSquared's 4G-LTE network," LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja said in a statement.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

At Large: The Terrorists Still Out There

Read More

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Cantor: Obama’s Jobs Bill Is Dead

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said definitively on Monday that President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill will not be brought to the floor as a package, despite repeated calls from the White House to move on his legislation.

“The president continues to say, ‘Pass my bill in its entirety,’ and as I’ve said from the outset, the all-or-nothing approach is just unacceptable, and I think from a purely practical standpoint, the president’s got some whipping to do on his own side of the aisle,” Cantor told reporters.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Nonprofits Urged to Fight Budget Cuts

Outside of the biggest players, the nonprofit world hasn't been known as a lobbying juggernaut and that's gotta change. At least that's according to Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits, who told a conference of nonprofit trustees that they have to mount an aggressive defense against lawmakers looking to slash their budgets. 
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Holly Hall reports

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Issa, Cummings Invite Two Sides In NFL HGH Testing Debate To Hill

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has accepted an invitation from the House Oversight Committee to discuss why the league has not yet worked out a human growth hormone testing regimen with the NFL Players Association.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Supreme Court to Tackle California Medicaid Quandary

The Supreme Court opens its 2011-2012 term on Monday with a case that could have broad implications for the Medicaid program, pitting hospitals and doctors against the state and federal government.

In the case, known as Douglas v. Independent Living Center, Medicaid providers, including doctors, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, sued the state of California over a 10 percent cut to Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 10:40am