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U.S. Pending and Current Trade Agreements

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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:40pm

Huntsman Running a Cool Campaign in a Hot Climate

ORLANDO—The candidate was running late. Both ardent supporters and curious onlookers packed into his new campaign headquarters, shifting uncomfortably as the size of the crowd overpowered the capacity of the air conditioner.

All par for the course on the campaign trail—except for the presidential candidate himself.

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:40pm

New Crossroads GPS Ad 'Shovel Ready' Targets Obama on Stimulus

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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Crossroads Buys $20M In Anti-Obama Ads

The conservative group Crossroads' GPS policy arm is going up with a significant $5 million advertising campaign next week, attacking President Obama on the economy, according to a copy of the ad shared with National Journal.

Over the next two months, the group's television campaign targeting Obama's record on the economy will total $20 million.

"Obama's $830 billion stimulus failed," a narrator says in the ad. "14 million out of work. America drowning in debt. It's time to take away Obama's blank check."

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Quote: Obama on a Robot Uprising

"You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief is to keep an eye on robots. (Laughter). And I'm pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here seem peaceful -- (laughter) -- at least for now."

"You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief is to keep an eye on robots. (Laughter). And I'm pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here seem peaceful -- (laughter) -- at least for now."

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Previewing The Sunday Shows

Updated at 6:15 pm

The battle between Republicans and Democrats over the budget, which has consumed Washington for months, will be on the agenda this weekend. Also on tap will be Pres. Obama's troop withdrawal strategy from Afghanistan and the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Supporters Betting On New Online-Poker Bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Friday aimed at fully legalizing online poker, betting that a more narrowly tailored measure will have better prospects of success than previous, broader efforts.

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and others said they believe that a bill focused only on poker will gain more traction than legislation introduced by Reps. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Barney Frank, D-Mass., earlier this year that would have legalized all Internet gambling.

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Google Defends Practices as FTC Launches Antitrust Probe

Google confirmed Friday that the Federal Trade Commission has launched an antitrust investigation of the company, but posted an elaborate defense of its business practices.

"Yesterday, we received formal notification from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it has begun a review of our business," Google said in a blog post.

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

VIDEO: Gingrich Is 'Very Happy' About Direction of Campaign

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich brushed off questions on Thursday about the departure of senior members of his team. At the Maryland Republican Party's annual Red, White, and Blue Dinner near Baltimore, Gingrich told The Huffington Post, "I'm actually very happy. I'm focused on an idea- and solution-oriented campaign. I had some consultants who wanted to run a very different campaign." Watch the exchange toward the end of the video below.

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Echoes of Microsoft, And Facebook Friends Netflix

Nevada starts down road to driverless cars, courtesy of Google?

Some experts see echoes of the Microsoft antitrust case in the probe of Google.

With Verizon starting to charge for data, how do you avoid going over on data usage?

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:40pm