National Journal Online

Five Best Friday Columns

Ronald Brownstein on America's Unemployed Youth and Permanently Working Seniors  "For every member of the millennial generation frustrated that she can't start a career, there may be a baby boomer frustrated that he can't end one," writes Ronald Brownstein at National Journal today.

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

IG Report Criticizes NRC Chairman Over Yucca Mountain Decision Process

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko made unilateral decisions to shut down Yucca Mountain and didn’t fully inform the other commissioners about his actions, according to a critical report from the commission’s inspector general.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:40am

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week, In Pictures

We learned this week that, yes, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., did indeed take that photo. Newt Gingrich's senior staff resigned en masse, but he's staying in the race. Plus, friendly confirmation hearings were held for Ryan Crocker (ambassador to Afghanistan) and Leon Panetta (secretary of Defense). Here's the week that was, in quotes and pictures.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:40am

Austan Goolsbee: What I Read

How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can't they live without? To find out, we regularly reach out to well-informed people to learn more about their media diets. Austan Goolsbee is the chief White House economist and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:40am

Austan Goolsbee: What I Read

How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can't they live without? To find out, we regularly reach out to well-informed people to learn more about their media diets. Austan Goolsbee is the chief White House economist and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. This is drawn from a conversation after he announced on Monday that he's leaving the White House to return to his teaching position at the 

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

Palin Movie to Screen at AMC Theatres

A documentary film chronicling the rise of Sarah Palin will play exclusively at AMC Theatres in Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta and a host of other cities in the South and Midwest beginning in July.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

PICTURES: Five Milestones to Iowa

If the road to the presidential nomination were a board game, the chutes and ladders would change with each roll of the dice. Try as political strategists might, the rules of one election rarely hold true in the next. But as Beth Reinhard lays out in this week’s National Journal magazine, some of the obstacles ahead of GOP contenders are beginning to come into focus. We take a look at the next five milestones these presidential hopefuls can expect to face on the road to the nomination.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

Looking for a Larger Meaning in the Weiner Story

This was a tough week to be a news snob.

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Don't Mess With Texas

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Gingrich's team jumps ship as the Perry intrigue only ramps up more. Plus, Romney's no straw (poll) man and Mark Foley (!) weighs on Weiner's predicament. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am