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After Mass Resigning, Newt Staffers Switch to Mass Griping

Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign imploded when his senior staff, entire Iowa operation, and national campaign co-chair quit en masse on Thursday afternoon. Suddenly the newly-liberated, long-suffering aides had a golden opportunity before them to exact some revenge: bash their ex-boss to an eager audience of political reporters.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Longshot Candidate First Republican In CT SEN

No, the first Republican to enter the race for retiring-Sen. Joe Lieberman's, ID-Conn., seat isn't Linda McMahon or former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, but Brian K. Hill, a Hartford attorney and former active duty military officer who ran as an independent write-in candidate in 2010 and received only 559 votes.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: Republicans and Their Hogs

Jon Huntsman isn't the only Republican who is a motorcycle aficionado. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has an entire website dedicated to the hobby, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin used a motorcycle event to kick off her "One Nation" bus tour.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Huntsman Riding to the White House on Two Wheels

Vroom! Maybe this presidential race will turn out to have some excitement after all.

 

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Experts Recommend an International Code of Conduct for Cyberwar

The United States and foreign countries should broker a code of conduct for offensive cyber actions that bans knocking out banking, power and other critical infrastructure networks except when nations are engaged in war, some former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Agency Contributions to Federal Pension Plans Will Rise in October

The government will contribute more to the pension plans of federal employees, including lawmakers, in fiscal 2012, according to new figures published in the Federal Register.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Farmer From Frog Jump Bails On Ag

Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., was one of the media's favorite subjects for profiling in the run-up to the 2010 elections. The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others, spotlighted the man they dubbed the "Farmer from Frog Jump" and his stewardship of a 2,500-acre farm that's been in his family for seven generations.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Five Best Friday Columns

Ronald Brownstein on America's Unemployed Youth and Permanently Working Seniors  "For every member of the millennial generation frustrated that she can't start a career, there may be a baby boomer frustrated that he can't end one," writes Ronald Brownstein at National Journal today.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

IG Report Criticizes NRC Chairman Over Yucca Mountain Decision Process

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko made unilateral decisions to shut down Yucca Mountain and didn’t fully inform the other commissioners about his actions, according to a critical report from the commission’s inspector general.

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

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week, In Pictures

We learned this week that, yes, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., did indeed take that photo. Newt Gingrich's senior staff resigned en masse, but he's staying in the race. Plus, friendly confirmation hearings were held for Ryan Crocker (ambassador to Afghanistan) and Leon Panetta (secretary of Defense). Here's the week that was, in quotes and pictures.

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