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Marines Buying $880 Million Worth of PCs, Laptops, and Tablet Computers

The Marine Corps has kicked off a massive purchase of more than 400,000 desktop and laptop computers, valued at $880 million, under a contract that also requires a smaller number of commercial and rugged tablet computers.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

Optimism for Senate Spectrum Bill’s Prospects

A key GOP Senate Commerce aide voiced optimism on Thursday for the prospects for legislation aimed at building a national broadband network for public-safety officials, even if the House GOP leaders move ahead with a different bill.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

Reality Check: Obama's Tarheel Target

Sometimes the spin from the White House is more telling based on what isn't said than what is.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Giuliani Undecided on Presidential Run, Despite Reports to the Contrary

A senior advisor to Rudy Giuliani pushed back hard Thursday morning against a Weekly Standard report that the former New York Mayor has decided to run for president.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:40am

Will the House Ethics Committee Go Easy on Weiner?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has formally requested the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., violated House rules. Though Weiner’s image is disgraced and his party refuses to support him, he may find friends on the committee—they have been relatively soft in their last five public investigations.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:40am

Bill Kristol: A Timeline of Faulty Predictions

Just after coffee hour on Wednesday afternoon, Bill Kristol said flatly, "Rudy's Running." According to two of Kristol's "reliable sources" the former New York City mayor, ever the wild card in the 2012 GOP primary poker game, will soon announce a run for president.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:40am

Apparently Tweeting Explicit Photos Is the Only Way to Get Attention

Nick Anderson imagines senior citizens might have to resort to the Weiner method to get people talking about Medicare again.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:40am

National Counterterrorism Center Chief Michael Leiter to Leave

The head of the National Counterterrorism Center is resigning after nearly four years on the job, administration officials have confirmed. Michael Leiter will step down in July after the White House releases the latest version of its national counterterrorism strategy, which Leiter helped to write.

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:40am

National Counterterrorism Center Head to Leave

The head of the National Counterterrorism Center is resigning after nearly four years on the job, administration officials confirmed today. Michael Leiter will step down in July after the White House releases the latest version of its national counter-terrorism strategy, which Leiter helped to write.

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

White House Considers Payroll Tax Break for Employers

The White House is discussing giving employers a break on the taxes they pay on wages as the economic recovery slows, Bloomberg's Mike Dorning and Hans Nichols report. "The idea, which is in preliminary stages of discussion," they report, "is among several being talked about at the White House as the economy holds center stage for the administration and Congress, the people said on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations."

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