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Commerce Department Calls for Voluntary Cybersecurity Codes

Businesses should adopt voluntary codes of conduct to keep information safe on the Internet, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 1:40pm

Today's eReads: Sony Attacked Again, FCC Unlikely To Provide Much Help To The Media

In the latest in a string of cyber attacks on the company, Sony notified about 37,500 customers of its film unit that their personal information may have been stolen by hackers.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 1:40pm

Saleh So Badly Injured It Is 'Unclear Whether He Can Survive,' U.S. Official Says

Five days after he was severely wounded in a strike on his palace, Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains in critical condition and his chances of survival are “unclear,” a U.S. official said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Yemen has fallen into chaos, and even if Saleh recovers, “he won’t be in any condition to lead.”

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

How Anthony Weiner Could Survive

Voters can be much more forgiving than television pundits or newspaper editorial boards.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

Palin Rivalry Becomes Bachmann Campaign Strategy

"She's pretty, but you're pretty and smart" is a line more typically used by boyfriends to calm jealous girlfriends or women's magazines editors. But here is Ed Rollins, the top adviser to Michele Bachmann's nascent 2012 campaign, comparing his boss's qualifications to be president to Sarah Palin to 

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

Ryan Crocker Offers Sober Outlook on Afghanistan

At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to Kabul said it's critical the United States remain committed to Afghanistan, recalling the specter of a past American engagement there after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Palin Rivialry Becomes Bachmann Campaign Strategy

"She's pretty, but you're pretty and smart" is a line more typically used by boyfriends to calm jealous girlfriends or women's magazines editors. But here is Ed Rollins, the top adviser to Michele Bachmann's nascent 2012 campaign, comparing his boss's qualifications to be president to Sarah Palin to 

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:40am

General Dynamics Snags $1 Billion Networking Contract for DHS's Consolidated HQ

The General Services Administration awarded General Dynamics a roughly $1 billion networking contract for a new Homeland Security Department headquarters facility, after the government backed out of a $2.6 billion deal with Northrop Grumman Corp. for the project last year.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Searching for Excitement at a Staid State Dinner

At last night's White Houses state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Politico's Abby Phillip and Amie Parnes were on pool duty for arrivals and they did not sound happy about it. "For all you wondering, first lady Michelle Obama, donned an ivory sleeveless gown by one of her favorite designers, Naeem Khan. White House aides say," they wrote in their dispatch. "Now onto the guests: The best (and only) celeb: James Taylor, who will be performing later." It was not an event worthy of a Real Housewife crashing.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:40am

You Call This a Recovery?

Lisa Benson suggests the recovery hurdle may be bigger than the Obama Administration wishes to let on.

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 11:40am