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NRCC Spending Quarter-Million In NY 26

The National Republican Congressional Committee will jump into the television ad wars in the increasingly competitive special election in New York's 26th District starting Monday, a GOP strategist has confirmed to Hotline On Call.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

White House Issues Major Cybersecurity Guidelines

On Thursday, President Obama sent specific recommendations to Congress designed to prod the legislative branch into passing a cybersecurity overhaul by the end of the year, National Journal has learned.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

Promoting Immigration Reform, Obama Addresses Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Continuing his high-profile campaign for immigration reform, the president addressed the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, telling the audience: "What we can do together is make comprehensive immigration reform the law of the land."

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Facebook-Google Privacy Spat?

Also on tap: Tweeting for the Taliban and Sears catalogs its online sales of porn DVDs as a mistake.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Ryan Budget Plan At Center Of First NY-26 Debate

There was an empty chair at Thursday morning's first - and possibly only - debate in the special election in New York's 26th District, left open after independent candidate Jack Davis abruptly withdrew from the forum on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

After 36 Years, Jim Lehrer Is Leaving PBS

Jim Lehrer is leaving the daily anchor rotation for PBS Newshour on June 6, reports The Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes. The newsman has been on Newshour in its various forms since 1975. "There comes a time to step down from the daily process, and that time has arrived,” Leher said in a statement. He'll continue to appear on the program as moderator of the Friday weekly analysis segment with David Brooks and Mark Shields. The anchor rotation of Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will remain in place

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Ron Paul Says He Wouldn't Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid

Well here's a great way to kickoff your 2012 presidential campaign. Adding to the list of stances that make Ron Paul both iconoclastic and unelectable, the Texas congressman said he would not have authorized the raid on Osama bin Laden. The unpopular stance was voiced on the heels of his bid to run for the White House, which Politico reports will be announced tomorrow.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Mitch Daniels's Wife to Give First Political Speech

Cheri Daniels will give her first big political speech Thursday night, offering the keynote address to the Indiana Republican Party's spring dinner. Her husband, Gov. Mitch Daniels, has cautioned reporters not to read too much into the event, but his wife is widely thought to be his biggest obstacle to getting into the 2012 presidential race.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Mitt Romney's Modesty

Later this month, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) holding a fundraising phone-a-thon with supporters in Las Vegas. Romney insiders told the Center for Public Integrity he hopes to raise between $2 million and $3 million.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

What Newt Has Going for Him: Loads of Cash and an Uncanny Ability to Anger the Left

Newt Gingrich is finally doing it. He's no longer talking about running for president -- he's actually becoming a candidate for the job. The former House speaker will make it official today on Facebook, Twitter, and through a 9 p.m. interview with Fox's Sean Hannity.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am