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Officials Call For Protecting Free Expression On the Net

Top human rights officials from four international organizations called on governments Wednesday to do more to respect freedom of expression on the Internet.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 12:40pm

No Progress as House Republicans Meet With Obama at

With time running out before the U.S. defaults on its debts, President Obama met with the House Republican Conference on Wednesday, and as GOP members emerged from the session they described talks that were modestly cordial and, well, not terribly productive. 

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 12:40pm

It Will Take 'An Act of God' for Jim DeMint to Run

As candidates edge away from exploratory committees and closer to declaring a run for president, the soul searching gets more intense. Today a source tells Politico that while Jim DeMint has recently told The Hill that he's "talked about" running, it will "literally take an act of God" for him to actually make the leap. That's a strongly worded statement coming from the Senator's camp.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 12:40pm

DeMint Spokesman: 'He's Not Running For President'

A spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., denied the South Carolina senator is exploring whether he should run for president, telling Hotline On Call that the Republican lawmaker was just being respectful to those who have encouraged him to seek the GOP nomination when he said he was now looking at a bid.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Twitter Apparently Makes Congress Nervous

Twitter emailed Congress tips on blocking hackers as Rep. Anthony Weiner struggled to explain how a picture of--allegedly--his bulging briefs made it onto the Internet through his Twitter account. "Some of you inquired today about the security of Twitter accounts," the company's Adam Sharp emailed, Politico's Scott Wong reports.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Republicans Reveal Their Most Vulnerable Members

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced it was relaunching its Patriot Program designed to assist members most likely to face tough re-election bids. The committee named 10 Republicans - seven freshmen - on its first list of Patriot Program members.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Syria Voices Willingness to Meet IAEA Demands

Diplomats said Syria has declared itself open to total compliance with an International Atomic Energy Agency probe into a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor destroyed in a 2007 Israeli airstrike, Reuters reported on Monday.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Agriculture Department Offers Buyouts, Early Outs

The Agriculture Department is offering early outs to most employees and buyouts for 544 positions, joining a growing list of federal agencies that are trying to reshape their work force in an austere budget environment.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Today's e-Reads: A Cyber Non-Proliferation Treaty? And Google's Schmidt Reflects

Does the world need a cyber non-proliferation treaty?

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:40am

Herman Cain Says He Proves the Tea Party Isn't Racist

Herman Cain explains in a video from his presidential campaign that he "left that Democrat plantation a long time ago--and I ain't going back!" Cain is not well known, but the Republican primary voters who do know him like him a lot. Gallup found he's well ahead of the rest of the GOP 2012 pack in his positive intensity score, which is the percentage of people who have strongly favorable feelings about him minus

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 10:40am