National Journal Online

Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East

In December of 2010, an unemployed street vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire to protest police harassment, setting off a historical wave of protests across North Africa and the Middle East against repressive government regimes. Activists saw the successful ousters of longtime rulers in both Egypt and Tunisia, but as the Arab Spring now moves into summer, revolts in countries such as Libya, Yemen, and Syria have bogged down into bloody quagmires. Small-scale protests continue in a handful of Arab states, while others appear to have weathered the regional storm.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

Weinergate Girl Elected 'Most Likely to Be Involved in Tabloid Scandal'

Sometimes high school students can be incredibly perceptive. Gennette Cordova, the 21-year-old college student at the center of Rep. Anthony Weiner's crotch shot scandal, seems to have had her fate sealed by her high school newspaper.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

Will Weiner Resign? Half of New Yorkers Hope So

Looks like New York City isn't that bastion of permissive liberal moral relativism after all: Almost half of New Yorkers want Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign in the wake of his admission that he virtually cheated on his wife via kinky Facebook chats.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

McKenna Announcing For Washington Governor

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) will announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, a Republican source confirms. McKenna, who has long been expected to run, is considered the strongest candidate Republicans have for the gubernatorial race.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

PICTURES: Who is Leaving the House?

A look at the members of Congress who have left or plan to leave the House of Representatives.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

Merkel, Obama on Friendship

A world of differences plague the U.S.-German relationship, but the tone between President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel couldn’t have been warmer as the two leaders praised their personal friendship and tiptoed around national problems.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Bloomberg To File FCC Complaint Against Comcast

Bloomberg plans to move forward with its threat to file a complaint later this month with the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast, accusing the cable provider of keeping Bloomberg TV in a bad neighborhood.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Pawlenty Calls for the End of Class Warfare, Postal Service

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty offered his economic plan in a speech at the University of Chicago Tuesday, calling for three flat income tax rates, cutting the corporate tax rate, and for programs like the Postal Service to be eliminated.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Just What Democrats Need: Two Sex Scandals That Won't Go Away

The passage of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., into the pantheon of political sex-scandal wrongdoers represents more than just a punchline. Just as Democrats appeared to be getting some political traction--with an unlikely victory in a New York special congressional election that was triggered by a Republican Internet sex scandal--Weiner’s admitted misjudgments and the threat of further revelations trip the party up and put it on the defensive.

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

Separated at Birth: Merkel and Clinton

At a lunch in her honor on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented Secretary Clinton with a framed copy of a German newspaper that pokes fun at the similarity between the two women's mid-sections.

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