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In Dempsey, Obama Sees an Independent But Loyal Soldier

Gen. Martin Dempsey had just settled in as the new chief of staff of the Army. He fits the bill for the joint chiefs post as an independent advocate for the armed forces who's copacetic with Obama’s policy goals.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:40am

NJ POLL: Will Palin Run?

A movie coming out and a new house in Arizona rumored to be purchased by the Palins is fueling speculation that the former governor is increasingly likely to run for president.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:40am

Congressional Insiders Split on Debt Ceiling

Republican and Democratic Members of Congress have very different expectations for how much of a revenue increase will be contained in any agreement to raise the debt ceiling, according to the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll. The vast majority of GOP Members don't foresee any revenue hikes, while Democrats are divided.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:40am

From the Yearbook to the White House: The 2012 Republicans in High School

One of these former teens will probably win the GOP's White House nomination in 2012. Since the press will inevitably rifle through their histories with astonishing thirst and thoroughness, we may as well take this early campaign moment to glimpse them at their most innocent, ungainly, ambitious, preppy, or long-haired, before the serious digging begins (or, for the better-known candidates, before it begins anew).

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:40am

Congressional Insiders Eye Federal Employee Pensions

Under pressure to cut the deficit, a huge majority of Republican Members of Congress and a fair share of Democrats are prepared to ask federal employees to increase their contributions to their own pensions, according to the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am

King: If Giuliani Doesn't Run, I Might

Add another name to the muddied field of Republicans casually mulling presidential runs: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Thursday he “would consider” tossing his hat into the ring if his longtime friend, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, declined to.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Gimme Five

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. GOP senators Olympia Snowe and Scott Brown vote against Paul Ryan's budget but Dean Heller doubles down in support. Lawyers for John Edwards are in last-minute discussions for a plea deal, and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is keeping his distance from the president. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am

Video: Transformers 3 - Obama's Europe Tour; Conan Says Goodbye to Oprah

Jay Leno thinks President Obama is enjoying his time in London, "Like today he told the Queen, 'You know, I like your tea parties much better than the ones we have in America.'"

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am

A Big Obama Bounce In Florida

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am

Facebook Adding More Staff

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:40am