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Video: Rep. Weiner gets Saved By The Bell; More Bad Luck for Newt Gingrich

Bill Maher, on Newt Gingrich's campaign staff quitting en masse, "His staff got mad at him because he spent the last two weeks campaigning in the wrong country ... He's been on a yacht touring the Greek isles. Stopping only at Tiffany's on his mission to warn America that Obama is an elitist."

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 8:40am

Will Gates's Comments Convince NATO Members to Reverse Defense Cuts?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates used his final European trip to issue a blunt warning: NATO, the military alliance which the U.S. founded and has largely underwritten for the past 60 years, faces a "dim, if not dismal" future because of ongoing European defense cutbacks.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:40am

For Incoming Defense Chief, No Easy Answers on Budget Cuts

The continued costs of U.S. operations in Afghanistan are influencing the administration’s deliberations about the pace of withdrawal from that conflict, scheduled to begin next month. However, whether President Obama and his new, budget-focused secretary of Defense choose to recall 5,000 troops or 30,000 will have little effect on the expense of the operation, meaning that broader defense cuts will come dearer than many anticipate.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Should Obama Revive Yucca Mountain?

Should President Obama restart the nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada?

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:40am

More Weiner Photos, More Democratic Angst

There was more Democratic cringing Sunday when new photos of a partially clad Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. – some reportedly taken from inside the House members’ gym and sent online to at least one woman – became public and added another raunchy twist to two week or revealations about the congressman's sexting misdeeds

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:40am

US International Internet Efforts Read Like Spy Novel

The New York Times describes it as being like something right out of a spy movie: a group of young, techie ideologues in a generic Washington office, stuffing suitcases full of "internet-to-go" kits. Read more here, on our Tech page.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:40pm

IMF Comes Under Big Cyberattack: Newspaper

Hackers launched a large and sophisticated cyberattack against the International Monetary Fund thisover recent months, the New York Times reports, quoting senior officials.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:40pm

US Helps Dissidents Ditch Internet Censors

The Obama administration is helping dissidents evade Internet censors in countries trying to repress them,  smuggling in “shadow” Internet and cellphone systems, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

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

Pawlenty Tries to Hang 'Obamneycare' Tag on Front-Runner

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- On the eve of his first nationally televised matchup with Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty laid down the gauntlet with a cutting phrase: "Obamneycare."

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 7:40pm

Yet Another Batch of Scantily Clad Weiner Pictures Released

If Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi thought that Weiner's trip to rehab might at least afford them a few days of peace, they thought wrong. Yet another batch of pictures of Weiner was released to TMZ, once again taken by the Congressman on his blackberry, and TMZ confirms that they were sent to at least one woman.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 4:40pm