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Police Monitor Suspicious Vehicle, Detain One Man Near Pentagon

Authorities said a "suspicious" vehicle found near the Pentagon Friday contained no explosive material. Police continue to conduct sweeps of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetary and Iwo Jima memorial after detaining one man before dawn Friday.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 10:40am

Obama Trails Generic Republican Challenger in New Gallup Poll

A new Gallup poll shows President Obama trailing a generic Republican challenger in a head-to-head contest, with 44 percent of respondents choosing the Republican and 39 percent opting to reelect the president.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 10:40am

NSA Partners with Internet Providers to Prevent Cyberattacks on Defense Companies

The National Security Agency is helping defense companies prevent cyberattacks by working with their Internet service providers to filter domestic Web sites and e-mail, the Washington Post reported.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 10:40am

Ron Johnson and Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Health Reform Law Costs More than Obama Promised

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin argue that the cost of President Obama’s health care law will likely be much larger than promised.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Looking for Meaning in the Weiner Story: Part II

I promised myself not to have anything more to say about the Anthony Weiner circus. Then I remembered what I promised at the end of last week’s column: to hear you out.

I promised myself not to have anything more to say about the Anthony Weiner circus. Then I remembered what I promised at the end of last week’s column: to hear you out.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

This Week in Political Trivia

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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

SEC Considers Charging Ratings Firms Over Role in Financial Crisis

The Securities and Exchange Commission has expanded its probe into the deals that contributed to the financial crisis to include major credit-rating firms and is considering civil fraud charges against those companies, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Leading rating companies have already been criticized by lawmakers as “key enablers” of the financial crisis for their role in fueling the mortgage-securities bubble.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Late Night Hosts Take Their Final Shots at Rep. Anthony Weiner

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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

On 'GMA,' Obama Weighs in on Weiner, Payroll Tax Cut

Despite the distractions of former congressman Anthony Weiner caused his party with a two-week scandal over his communications with various women, President Obama doesn’t harbor any ill will toward him and even sees hope for his future.

"I wish Representative Weiner and his lovely wife well," Obama said on Good Morning America Friday morning. "Obviously it's been a tough incident for him, but I'm confident that they'll refocus, and he'll refocus, and they'll end up being able to bounce back."

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Asked for Diplomatic Immunity When He Was Arrested

Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked for diplomatic immunity when he was first arrested for attempted rape by New York Port Authority Police, according to a document filed by prosecutors Thursday. The former director of the International Monetary Fund, now on house arrest in a TriBeCa townhouse, faces seven criminal counts that carry possible sentences of 25 years in prison for allegedly trying to rape a housekeeper in Midtown's Sofitel hotel.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 8:40am