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OPM: Pay Raises Are Not a Given

The government's human-resources chief is reminding agencies that certain pay raises are not automatic.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 3:40pm

Defense Secretary Nominee Backs Prompt Global Strike Effort

The development of a capability to deliver conventional warheads to any point on Earth within minutes "would be a valuable option for the president to have at his disposal," CIA Director Leon Panetta told lawmakers ahead of a hearing on his nomination to succeed Robert Gates as Defense secretary.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 3:40pm

Creator David Simon Has a Counter-Offer for Eric Holder

We're going to blame the Times of London pay wall for the fact that we're just now seeing The Wire creator David Simon's e-mailed response to the paper following Attorney General Eric Holder's light-hearted plea for another season of The Wire at a drug-policy event in Washington last Tuesday. "I want to speak directly to [Co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire," Holder said, adding, "I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon."

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 3:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

Every day, we bring you the top photo of the day. Here is a collection of these photos.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:40pm

Liberals Love Weiner's Convenient Poll Numbers

As we noted Thursday, a majority of Anthony Weiner's constituents want him to stay in office. The NY1/Marist College poll of 500 New Yorkers showed 56% of the registered voters in New York's 9th Congressional District do not think their member of Congress should resign in the wake of the virtual scandal that's ensnared both Weiner and the media in an infinite loop of hysterical soundbites and bad headlines.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:40pm

The Race to Read Sarah Palin's Email: A Live Blog

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:40pm

PICTURES: How Well Do Our Politicians Know Their American History?

Clearly not very well. Take a look at these historical gaffes made by the key players of the 2012 Presidential Election.

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

Former FCC Commissioner Launches Free-Market Think Tank

Former Federal Communications Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth is heading up a new think tank dedicated to free-market Internet policies.

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

After Mass Resigning, Newt Staffers Switch to Mass Griping

Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign imploded when his senior staff, entire Iowa operation, and national campaign co-chair quit en masse on Thursday afternoon. Suddenly the newly-liberated, long-suffering aides had a golden opportunity before them to exact some revenge: bash their ex-boss to an eager audience of political reporters.

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

Longshot Candidate First Republican In CT SEN

No, the first Republican to enter the race for retiring-Sen. Joe Lieberman's, ID-Conn., seat isn't Linda McMahon or former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, but Brian K. Hill, a Hartford attorney and former active duty military officer who ran as an independent write-in candidate in 2010 and received only 559 votes.

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