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The Lone Wolf

Karl Rove is an inviting target for Democrats, and after founding American Crossroads, the Republican strategist has become a bogeyman and the representation of shadowy corporate interests from whom he raises money.

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

Focus On Data Breaches Tops House Commerce Privacy Agenda

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released an agenda Wednesday of how it plans to examine privacy issues this Congress, saying it will focus first on data security and the risk posed to consumer data from security breaches.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 9:40pm

Could It Have Been Prevented? If So, Medicaid Won't Pay

Left a sponge inside the patient? Transfused the wrong blood type? Don't look for the federal government to pay for fixing the mistake.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 9:40pm

Romney's Ideal Field

If Mitt Romney could hand-pick his competitors for the GOP presidential nomination, who would he want to join the race, and would he want to stay out?

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

Quitters Remorse Settling in for the GOP's 2012 Dropouts

When Mike Huckabee told his cable news audience that his heart wasn't in running for president in 2012, he might have had his fingers crossed behind his back. "Everything is still open," Huckabee said in a speech at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. "I haven’t closed doors. I found long ago that that’s not the smart thing to do." One open door, the Associated Press reports, is the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket.

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

Romney To Criss-Cross Country For Fundraisers In June

The cameras and national press will be treated to a - still tieless! - Mitt Romney spooning up chili and kicking back with the folks on Thursday in Stratham, New Hampshire, site of the presumed Republican frontrunner's official campaign announcement.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Democratic Divisions On The Debt Ceiling

House Republicans forced a vote on increasing the nation's debt ceiling without accompanying spending cuts Tuesday and the measure failed overwhelmingly, 318-97, with every Republican and 82 Democrats opposing it. Democrats complained about the GOP's procedural tactics to bring the measure to the floor, calling it a stunt, but the vote highlights the political precariousness the party faces on the issue.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Comment of the Day: Weiner's Photo Isn't Anatomically Possible

Obviously the media can't get enough of Anthony Weiner's bizarre Twitter photo story--not least because he keeps handing out awkward responses completely failing to clarify the matter.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Google Says Chinese Hackers Breached E-mail Accounts of U.S. Government Officials

An online scam snared hundreds of Gmail users, including U.S. government officials, Google said on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Goodlatte: Online Piracy Laws Leave Loopholes for Streaming Stolen Content

People who illegally stream copyrighted movies, music, and TV shows online should face stricter punishment, the U.S. register of copyrights and industry representatives told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:40pm