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Mullen: Local Groups Need to Take Lead on Services for Military Families

Local communities nationwide, not Washington, must take the lead on providing a strong network of support for service members and their families, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during an event Tuesday.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:40am

Rick Perry Tests Out Stump Speech

Texas Gov. Rick Perry pledged that "we will take America back"--but did not follow it with "by running for president"--in a speech to Manhattan Republicans Tuesday night. Interestingly, Perry was speaking as a replacement for Donald Trump, who canceled after abandoning his own GOP 2012 ambitions.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:40am

How Much More Climate Change Evidence Do You Need?

Tom Toles seems to think evidence is mounting, and wonders how many more natural disasters it will take for conservatives to recognize climate change.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:40am

40 Years Later, War on Drugs Has Created a Bloated DEA

Police officers, judges, and prison guards opposed to drug prohibition gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark an eye-opening milestone: the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's War on Drugs.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:40am

Governor Walker's Anti-Union Law Takes Effect In Wisconsin

On Tuesday evening, the Wisconsin Supreme Court made it easier for Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union law to take effect. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the court overruled a circuit court judge who halted implementing the law, which takes away most collective bargaining rights from public unions, due to technicalities in how the law was passed.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:40am

Gingrich: U.S. Needs to Rethink Its Relationship With Islamabad

Responding to reports that Pakistan’s intelligence agency arrested five informants who assisted the Osama bin Laden raid, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said the U.S. needs to drastically rethink its relationship with Islamabad.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 9:40am

Barney Frank Says He's Willing to Talk Entitlement Reform

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said that some Democrats were willing to negotiate with Republicans on reforming entitlements, particularly changing the way Medicare and Medicaid are paid to all Americans regardless of their desire.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Preparing for Perry

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Perry heads to New York, Wisconsin's Supreme Court stands by Scott Walker, Pence raises some big bucks and a new ad in California is raising eyebrows. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:40am

DeMint: EDA Is a Waste of Money

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a tea party stalwart dedicated to reducing the size of the government, has set his sights on the Economic Development Administration.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:40am

Report: Expect More Small-Business Downsizing Than Hiring This Summer

A new report suggests there may be a coming contraction as more small businesses plan to downsize their workforces than expand them.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:40am