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Strauss-Kahn Indicted on Sex Assault Charges

A New York grand jury indicted Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, on Thursday on charges that he sexually assaulted a female worker at the hotel where he was staying.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

No Extra Risks in the Cloud, Think-Tanker Says

New so-called cloud technology is as safe and secure as the Internet and doesn’t need special regulation, the president of a top Washington technology think tank said on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

Sorry Gary, You're No Dennis

If Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) can't find a suitable House district to run in next year, he can count on at least one man's support if he launches another presidential bid.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

PICTURES: Obama Delivers Key Speech on Middle East

President Obama's speech on the Middle East was much anticipated: The White House, in the runup to the speech on Thursday, said the president would break new ground. Though not entirely new, the president called for a return to the 1967 borders for Israel and Palestine.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

Debt Limit Will Come Down to 'Brinkmanship'

The threat of Congress blowing the deadline to raise the debt limit is starting to look more serious. The Hill's Michael O'Brien reports today that McConnell responded to radio host Jed Babbin's assertion that "this is going to be another exercise in brinksmanship" by saying "Yeah, you're probably right about that." The vote is Republicans' best chance to extract big spending cuts, he said. He added that the vote is "the point of maximum leverage, and we intend to

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

App Makers Urged to Do More to Protect User Privacy

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee scolded both government and industry officials on Thursday for doing too little to protect the privacy of children who use applications on smartphones and other mobile devices.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Urges Israel and Palestinians to Negotiate on Basis of 1967 Borders

Weighing in on the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian efforts to forge a peace deal, President Obama urged both sides to negotiate on the basis of Israel's borders before the 1967 Six-Day War, albeit with "mutually agreed" swaps of land.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

When The Shoe Is On The Other Foot

Much of the criticism Democrats lobbed at Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) during the 2010 campaign revolved around his lobbying work. Now, Indiana Democrats are defending gubernatorial candidate and former state House Speaker John Gregg (D), who is a registered lobbyist.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

'The Status Quo is Not Sustainable'

President Obama speaks at the State Department on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

U.S. Presence in Libya Is Pushing the Legal Boundaries

Tomorrow, May 20, marks the expiration date on President Obama's carte blanche in Libya. As the administration cited from the start, the War Powers Resolution of 1973 allows the president 60-days to conduct military operations without a declaration of war from Congress. Pundits say we shouldn't expect to hear much about a plan for America's withdrawal from Libya in the president's speech today, despite the impending deadline.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm