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White House Gets Down to Cases on Selling Excess Properties

The Obama administration on Wednesday fleshed out its previously announced plan to save taxpayer dollars by selling off unneeded federal property, posting for the first time an online state-by-state map itemizing excess facilities.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

U.S. and Estonia Forge New Cyber Relationship

With a population smaller than that of Phoenix, the former Soviet republic of Estonia has grown skilled at taking down international criminal networks operating millions of computers, after the Internet-dependent society became the victim of one such ring in 2007. Now Estonia is sharing its cyber defense know-how with law enforcement agencies throughout NATO, including the FBI.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Romney’s New Hampshire Support in Flux

Just as he was celebrating two endorsements, Romney took a blow when the state chairman of his 2008 campaign said he wouldn't be coming back.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Photographs Suggest Secret Helicopter Used in bin Laden Raid

Photographs of the U.S. helicopter that crashed during Sunday's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound shed new light on what may be a top-secret stealth helicopter program.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

At Ground Zero, a Question Obama Won't Face This Time

The last time President Obama visited Ground Zero, it was the fall of 2008, the seventh anniversary of the attacks, and the national mood was different in every possible way from what it is today. He and John McCain were engaged in a nasty campaign against each other, and Ground Zero served as a brief, superficial, respite from the vitriol.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Obama Tries Not to Take 'Victory Lap' at Ground Zero

The president will be visiting New York's Ground Zero today, flanked by numerous politicians but with the notable absence of George Bush.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Congressional Insiders Split On Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Democratic and Republican Members of Congress are sharply divided on whether the U.S. should pull troops out of Afghanistan faster after the Navy Seals mission that killed Osama bin Laden, according to this week's National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll. Democrats overwhelmingly supported a quicker withdrawal while Republicans were even more strongly opposed.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Congressional Insiders' Constituents Focused On Gas Prices And Unemployment

Democratic and Republican Members of Congress say that their constituents are most focused on rising gas prices and nagging unemployment according to this week's National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Fox Gives Huckabee a Deadline: May 31

Fox News has given Mike Huckabee till the end of the month to decide whether he's going to run for president, Real Clear Politics' Erin McPike reports. Fox already suspended Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum after that made clear steps toward 2012 candidacies; Huckabee previously said he'd make a decision sometime this summer.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Updating the Narrative: Osama bin Laden's Death

As White House spokesman Jay Carney is quick to tell reporters, the process of declassifying information about the U.S. military team that assaulted Osama bin Laden’s compound is a difficult and often frustrating process. Which means that the narrative that has flowed from top U.S. officials to reporters has sometimes been incomplete, ambiguous, or incorrect. Here is a collection of some of the statements that have been circulating that require clarification.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 8:40am