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Cantor Attacks Obama's Israel Policy

After addressing the domestic economy, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shifted the focus of his speech to the Faith and Freedom Conference to Israel.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Does Obama Have it in for Whistle Blowers?

The nearing trial of Thomas Drake is pulling the Obama administration’s investigation of espionage into a sharp spotlight. The New Yorker’s compelling profile of Drake revealed that the administration has filed Espionage Act charges in more leak cases than in the previous administrations combined. That may come as a shock to those who voted to elect a man who promised to lift up whistle-blowers as heroes.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Who's Scarier, Hackers or Big Business?

Experts ask if we are focusing too much on cyber offense and call into question Groupon's IPO, while Sony just can't keep those hackers away: all in today's e-Reads.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

Paul Ryan Invokes God to Call for Deficit Reduction

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is known as a fiscal, not culture, warrior. But addressing a group of religious conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Conference Friday, however, he was given the first standing ovation of the day,

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

Barbour: Don't Let Purity Foil a GOP Victory

"Conservatives, religious people, small government people: We are not going to have purity," said Barbour, one of a long list of speakers at the two-day conference in Washington. "We're not going to have a perfect candidate.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

How Good Is the Feds' Case Against John Edwards?

John Edwards's bad year just got a whole lot worse. Good Morning America crammed the severity of the case into two quick soundbytes when they announced the two-time presidential candidate's indictment. "The grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina has indicted John Edwards--very serious crimes," George Stephanopoulos said when he broke the news. "This is such a mess," co-host Robin Roberts.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

Bachmann Zeros In On Social Issues At Faith And Freedom Conference

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., delivered a pitch-perfect speech Friday at Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, hammering on gay marriage and abortion, two cornerstone social issues that will likely make up a large part of her expected presidential platform.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

Jobs Report Casts Shadow Over Obama's Toledo Trip

Just as President Obama was prepared to declare the auto bailout a success at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, a shocking and grim jobs report cast a shadow that will make his victory speech politically unpalatable.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:40pm

The Five Oddest Moments From Blagojevich's Day in Court

Ever since disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested two and a half years ago for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, federal prosecutors have been waiting to cross-examine him on the witness stand. On Thursday, they got that chance. What ensued was a courtroom circus not even Blago's appearance on Celebrity Apprentice could prepare viewers for.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:40am

Time For Some Action On Jobs

The most important thing we learned from Friday’s massively disappointing jobs report is that neither party’s economic plan is working – at least not well enough to paddle America through its choppiest recovery since the Great Depression.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:40am