National Journal Online

A Perry Shot At Romney?

DALLAS -- What does Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) think of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) health care plan? Not much, apparently.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

Bachmann May Announce 2012 Decision Soon

It seems Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is starting to feel the presidential itch.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

Fist Bumps Around the White House? Obama's Reaction to Trump's Decision Not to Run

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday described how President Obama reacted when Donald Trump on Monday announced that he would not run for president in 2012.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

Verizon Accuses FCC of Overstepping Bounds on Data Roaming

Federal Communications Commission rules designed to ensure that mobile-phone customers can access the Internet wherever they go are being challenged in court by Verizon Wireless, which accuses the agency of overstepping its regulatory authority.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

White House Briefing: Obama's Mideast Speech Will Have 'Specific Ideas'

Though he offered few details on what President Obama might say in his speech about the Middle East and North Africa scheduled for Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney offered a tantalizing hint, saying the president would make news and offer “specific, new” ideas about U.S. foreign policy in the region.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

VIDEO: House Oversight Republicans Take Aim at Obama Transparency Proposal

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday released a web video criticizing the White House over a draft proposal calling for more transparency from federal contractors. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

USDA May Work with Shirley Sherrod's Nonprofit

Though Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was unsuccessful in his bid last year to lure back wrongly dismissed employee Shirley Sherrod, his Agriculture Department is in contract talks with her Georgia-based nonprofit to have her do more federal work on justice and civil rights issues for farmers.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Take One For Some On Medicare Town Halls

They avoided the heat last time, but may not this time around.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Rockefeller Pushes Hard for D-Block Bill

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Tuesday recruited senators from New York to help pass legislation aimed at building a national broadband network for emergency first responders.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Pledges Economic Assistance for Jordan

After a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, President Obama praised his counterpart for attempting to make reforms and pledged economic assistance to one of America's staunchest allies in the Middle East.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm