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Critics Call on Congress to Intervene in LightSquared Squabble

Critics of LightSquared’s proposal to deploy a mobile wireless broadband service called on Congress on Thursday to block the project from moving forward without substantial changes to address concerns raised about its potential interference with Global Positioning System signals.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:40pm

Source Says Rick Perry Is Running, Campaign Adviser Can't Confirm

Texas Governor Rick Perry will run for president, an unnamed and "normally reliable" Republican campaign veteran told The Wall Street Journal Thursday afternoon. Perry's campaign adviser David Carney could not confirm that Perry had made up his mind, and actually sounded like he truly didn't know. "We don't have to cloak our intentions, because we don't know what our intentions are," Carney told the paper.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:40pm

Inslee Running For Governor In Washington

Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., will announce next week that he will run for governor, a Democratic source confirmed to Hotline On Call.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:40pm

Controversial Patent Reform Compromise Wins House Approval

The House passed a controversial amendment to patent-reform legislation Thursday, overcoming objections from appropriators but losing support from many Democrats, who argued that the bill doesn’t go far enough.

The House voted 283-140 to approve a compromise struck between the bill’s sponsor, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and appropriators who feared that the bill’s original language gave the Patent and Trademark Office too much control over the fees it collects.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:40pm

What To Watch For In The Wisconsin Recall Elections

As we head deeper into the summer, the pace of the campaigns we cover regularly on this blog will likely slow. But in one state, high-stakes races will only be heating up. Wisconsin's recall elections -- which feature primaries likely to take place in July with final elections likely to happen in August -- will be the big summer electoral story. The following are some questions to bear in mind as the races progress. Stay tuned to Hotline On Call the rest of the summer for continuing coverage of the races, in which nationally relevant themes are likely to reverberate:

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:40pm

Van Hollen Puts Onus on GOP for Deficit Deal

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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

ABC News: Michelle Obama Wants Four More Years

ABC News' David Muir speaks to the first lady in South Africa.

ABC News' David Muir speaks to the first lady in South Africa.

ABC News' David Muir speaks to the first lady in South Africa.

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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:40pm

Clinton Defends Afghanistan Drawdown

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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:40pm

Move to Tap Oil Reserve Has Far-Reaching Implications

In a move with major political, economic, and foreign policy implications, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on Thursday that the U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency will release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East. The U.S. will release 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:40pm

Debt and Taxes: Eric Cantor's Hot Potato Game With Boehner

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has pulled out of the bipartisan talks led by Vice President Joe Biden over raising the federal debt ceiling.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:40pm