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The Latest in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia

The ultimate success of the Arab Spring will be measured by the daily gains made in key countries. In the list below, National Journal looks at recent developments and dynamics in countries in turmoil.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

New Guidelines Ask Agencies to Show Progress on Cybersecurity Monitoring

The Homeland Security Department has released new information security guidance that, for the first time, requires agencies to report on progress installing tools that continuously monitor threats to computer networks.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am

A Politician's Career Is His Baby

Nick Anderson observes John Edwards seemingly futile attempt to nurse his dying political career back to life. Despite his efforts, or perhaps because of them, Edwards isn't looking any more likable.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am

Nearly 40 Percent of Homeowners With Second Mortgages Are Underwater

Close to 40 percent of homeowners who took out second mortgages now owe more than their homes are worth, according to a report that will be released by real-estate firm CoreLogic Inc. on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports. That is nearly double the percentage of homeowners who did not take out second mortgages.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am

For Wisconsin Dems, All Politics Is National

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill famously proclaimed all politics is local. For Wisconsin Democrats, however, local politics is decidedly national.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am

NJ POLL: Should Weiner Resign?

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo via Twitter. Weiner did not resign.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am

Anthony Weiner Should Resign

The case for why Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., should go.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:40am

Chao: Americans Need 401(k) Loan Insurance

American families lose billions in retirement savings each year due to defaulting on 401(k) loans, says former secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: What Happens In Vegas

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Las Vegas chooses a new mayor, Pawlenty gives a major economic address, and Obama loses a key economic adviser. And we've got some classic headlines from Weinergate (below). Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:40am

Edwards E-mails Indicate Knowledge of Payment to Mistress

Prosecutors have e-mails between John Edwards and his speechwriter that indicate he knew about payments to his mistress even while he was publicly denying it.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:40am