National Journal Online

Today's e-Reads: Why Microsoft Wants Skype; Google Music?

Some question whether Microsoft might ruin Skype, Apple outpaces Google in the popularity contest of brand value, and one senator worries whether AT&T wants some government cash.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: Recent Attempts at Immigration Reform

Immigration has been a hot-button issue in the U.S. for more than a century. As President Obama prepares to make an address on immigration reform in Texas, here’s a look back at some notable attempts at immigration reform in the past few years.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Russia Calls for Common Ground With U.S. on Missile Shield

Russia's general staff chief, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, on Friday urged the United States to seek common ground with Moscow on missile defense, Reuters reported.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:40pm

Markey Still Concerned About Apple Tracking

Apple Inc has promised to update its software to address concerns that its iPhones, iPads and other devices may be keeping files that track users' movements. But Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says he is not quite satisfied.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:40am

Newt Gingrich Isn't Sorry for Anything

Karl Rove's famously worked to turn his opponent's positives into negatives. Newt Gingrich, who will officially announce his 2012 candidacy Wednesday, appears to hope to be turn his negatives into positives. Will voters buy it? Let's consider two stories leading headlines about the former Speaker of the House on the eve of his big day. Back when Gingrich was impeaching President Clinton for his infidelity, he was sleeping with a 20-something congressional aide who was not his wife. Newt's not sorry about that seeming contradiction.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:40am

Consumer Reports Rates Best Diet System

In the race to lose weight the Jenny Craig diet system is the clear winner according to a new Consumer Reports study of diet plans.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:40am

Google Defends Privacy Policy, Presses for Legislation

Google defended its privacy policies in a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying they help people find missing children, flee natural disasters, and perform other vital functions.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40am

Who Had It Better, Bin Laden or Unemployed Americans?

Nick Anderson on who's actually had it the worst in the past ten years.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40am

The Failure of American Schools

Who better to lead an educational revolution than Joel Klein, the prosecutor who took on the software giant Microsoft? But in his eight years as chancellor of New York City’s school system, the nation’s largest, Klein learned a few painful lessons of his own—about feckless politicians, recalcitrant unions, mediocre teachers, and other enduring obstacles to school reform.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40am

Obama to Pitch Immigration Reform as a Money Saver

President Obama will be in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, arguing that it will save the rest of us money.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:40am