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Palin Documentarian Wants You to Love Her Like He Does

MINNEAPOLIS -- He says his publicists didn't think he should meet with me. "Why?" I ask. "They said you wrote something bad about Palin or something." I tell him about the list I compiled of all her media feuds, with people like Dave Letterman and some former McCain staffers. Currently there are 86 names. My interviewee, filmmaker Stephen Bannon, shrugs, dismissing it, then goes about asking me questions about myself.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

DNC Raises $10.5 Million In May With OVF Transfer

The Democratic National Committee raised $10.5 million during the month of May, but over 60 percent of the haul was a transfer from the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account between the DNC and the President Obama's reelection campaign.

$6.5 million of the committee's total haul came from the OVF transfer. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee raised $6.2 million during the same month, ending with $6.1 million cash on hand. The DNC ended May with $16.5 million in the bank.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

In Photos: The Vintage Jon Huntsman

Before he was a progressive rock demigod, GOP presidential contender Jon Hunstman was a lawn mowin', Boy Scoutin', good ol' fashion American boy.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Senate Panel Authorizes Nuclear Stockpile, Nonproliferation Funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved legislation that authorizes funding for various U.S. nuclear stockpile and nonproliferation operations.

The fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill covers Defense Department spending and the Energy Department's national-security activities. It allows for certain expenses, but actual funding amounts are included in separate appropriations bills.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Extends National Emergency on Russian Nuke Material

President Obama has ordered a one-year extension of the U.S. national emergency first declared in 2000 over Russian atomic material suitable for use in nuclear weapons.

Obama submitted a notice of the extension for publication in the Federal Register.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

ICANN OKs Domain-Name Free-For-All

Get ready for an explosion of new Internet addresses – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, approved a plan on Monday to “dramatically increase” the number of domain-name extensions available on the Internet, allowing a virtual free-for-all in naming web sites.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Ed Henry Leaving CNN For Fox News

CNN Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is leaving the network that he has called home for seven years. Henry will move to Fox News, where he will retain the same title he held at CNN.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Charlotte Bloomberg, New York City Mayor's Mother, Dies at 102

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost his mother on Sunday. Charlotte Bloomberg died at her home in Medford, Mass., at age 102.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Petraeus Would Endorse 30,000 Troops Home by End of 2012

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, would endorse a presidential announcement that the 30,000 troops committed as part of a 2009 surge to the country would be back home by end of 2012, military and administration officials tell National Journal.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm